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UV Clean Portable Bag $30 (+ $7.90 Delivery/or Free C&C) at Big W (Save $119)

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First time posting, let me know if I did anything wrong. :)

Head tip @Chris2027's post leading me to discover this. I reckon this is a better design given that it can fit more than just your mobile phone. Plus it's still in-stock for delivery as the $20 one seems to be OOS (at least for VIC). Just ordered mine.

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  • +4 votes

    thats definitely a fake rrp lol

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      Yea, I reckon $30 should be the real RRP. But at least it's not inflated anymore. Phones are quite dirty, so it's good to get something to sanitise them with or without a pandemic.

  • +1 vote

    Or wash your hands…

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    I’m not sure why but it’s showing as $149 for me.

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      Did you put in your postcode? Should change the price after you do that.

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    You have to give your post code to get the lower price

  • +2 votes

    it can fit more than just your mobile phone
    Head tip

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    Anyway it’ll miss the shadow areas?

    4 UV-C Germicidal LEDs positioned for optimal sanitizing Kills up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses*
    *Based on data from third-party labs.

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    Might be better off get $30 worth of alcohol wipes to wipe down and apply some force for hard to reach areas…

  • +2 votes

    Thanks OP got one! Now just need to go buy some really big EPROMS to erase!

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      just do a bunch of regular ones at once

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    hmm, is this over?

    edit: ahhh, added Darwin, full price still, postcode 2000 example, $30, oh well.

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    Parramatta area also showing this for $30… Binglee listed if for $39

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    Don't know about this, but I've got a UVC bag from a baby shop before the covid madness and that one definitely works. I did pay $120 for it but it has a lot more LEDs. What I have noticed is when placing plastic containers in it, it does get rid of odour!

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      Odours are bacteria (or enzymes) and UV light kills bacteria, so that's unsurprising. Handy side benefit!

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        That's true!

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    Look how dirty your phone usb ports are.

    Light ain't gonna kill those germs

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      The screen on your mobile phone is probably the dirtiest thing you own and have contact with every day. I dont touch the inside of the USB port, do you?

      Also, you are meant to remove dirt from your phone first before using. This thing doesnt clean your phone, it is supposed to kill bacteria/viruses on it. You are right in that if your phone is dirty, it wont kill the germs hiding in the dirt

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        So basically what you're saying is an antibacterial wipe can do both of these quicker and cheaper.

        Remind me the function of this again?

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          That's not entirely true. Most people just wipe a surface and assume that it's suddenly virus free and safe to touch. This is wrong. When you wipe a surface with a disinfectant wipe, you need to leave the surface damp and coated in the chemicals for between three and 10 minutes depending on what potency they used in order to inactivate viral particles. If you wipe the surface to dry it off, you just wasted the wipe. If you immediately touch the surface, you just wasted the wipe. If it evaporates before that time is up, you need to wipe it again - and again - and again, until the required exposure time has passed.

          UV has some advantages, such as that you just buy one and use it over and over again, and that it works even for electronics that are sensitive to liquids that aren't liquid resistant (note that if the UV can penetrate to an EEPROM you're going to have issues). The disadvantages are that if the device that emits the UV is not appropriately shielded, there is a very real risk of harm to you in using it, and that the amount of time necessary to kill viral particles is still an unknown. Certain commercial UVC emitters (that emit Far-UVC, which is less harmful to humans because it's on a narrow wavelength) can inactivate viruses in 30 seconds. Most household type UV emitters may take up to 18 minutes.

          (This item claims to do it in one minute, which is significantly faster than wipes, and would very quickly become cheaper too).

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            @Kyanar: So what you're basically saying is that the only thing proven about this is that it emits radiation harmful to humans.
            Not sure if it's worth it compared to carrying a little bottle of sanitiser and some general hygiene.

            (Of course an item can claim to do it quickly, how will you know if the virus has been killed?)

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              @pennypincher98: Viruses don't get killed - they aren't alive.

              And no, I'm not basically saying that at all. UVC light is proven to inactivate viruses - that's a scientific fact. What is less known is how long it takes, which one could easily attribute to the fact that there are so many factors that need to be taken into account (positioning of light source, power output, type of UV light, etc). Once the manufacturer makes a claim like "destroys virus particles in one minute", that claim must be provably true as well, or the ACCC will have their hides - remember that they're very aggressive at going after companies making false claims exploiting COVID-19.

              Your little bottle of sanitiser is basically useless unless you coat your hands in the substance, leave it on your hands for three to 10 minutes, do not touch any sanitised surface (lest you transfer virus particles to that surface then back again to your hands if you touch it again), and do not allow it to evaporate.

              We get it, you desperately want to prove that this type of device is useless. But you're wrong.

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                @Kyanar:

                you desperately want to prove that this type of device is useless. But you're wrong.

                Not entirely. I'm not saying this device is useless, I'm saying going to this extent is useless because if you're in a place you'll need to use this, there's a lot more entry points for viruses.
                You'll need to clean it often as everything you touch could have viral particles. By this point, all you've done is subjected yourself to increased radiation.

                We have an immune system that works extremely well, but no inbuilt Geiger Counter.

                You make a lot of confusing points like hand sanitiser is useless unless you leave it on your hands for up to 10 minutes and don't touch anything else.

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                  @pennypincher98: There's nothing confusing about that at all. Hand sanitiser, like wipes, takes between three and 10 minutes to inactivate viruses. If you do not leave it on your hands that long, it's useless. If you touch a sanitised surface in the meantime, you potentially transfer the virus to that surface which is no longer sanitised.

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                    @Kyanar: Yet most hand sanitiser soaks in within 10-15 seconds, leaving people almost the full 10 minutes worth to touch and transmit their antigens to everything they possibly can.

                    I don't get it, if hand sanitiser is useless without following these steps, why is there sanitiser at every shop? Counters get sanitised regularly and there's no sign up saying "Don't touch for 10 minutes".

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                      @pennypincher98: Damn good question. What there should be at every shop, is soap and water. Soap is what's called a surfactant - it binds with the virus particles and when you apply water to remove the soap, the water just takes the soap-bound virus particles along with it, leaving the dry surface (in most cases, your hands) virus free. You can actually get paper soap, which is similar but you just scrub your hands against the paper which does a similar task.

                      Hand sanitiser though, is actually worse than soap. Let's just say that alcohol isn't a great substance to be constantly exposing your skin to, and not just because it's flammable.

                      Side note, there's a difference between soaks in (which isn't actually what it's doing, it's more creating like a "second skin") and evaporates. Many shops are actually using an ethanol-aqua blend which just evaporates on contact (fun fact, ethanol evaporates really quickly!) which is literally useless.

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      UV light is not just light. It's the worst kind of radiation to organic matter, and UV-C is the worst known of even that - if you expose your hand to this stuff for long enough (and we're talking hours not days) it will destroy your cells just as easily as viral particles.

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    Can it clean reusable masks?

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      That's a yes.

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    Big W out of stock, bought on Amazon for $39

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    According to the reviews, this only provides a few minutes of sanitisation after a 40mins charge. It cannot be used while it's being charged.