[VIC] Anko Phone UVC Steriliser with Wireless Charger $2.50 in-Store Only @ Kmart, Parkmore Shopping Centre

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I bought one its good. In this price. $2.50
It's not a fast charge but wireless.

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  • +2 votes

    Think you got your shops mucked up. There is no target at Parkmore…. Change it to kmart.

    • +1 vote

      Small Target stores changed overnight into K-hub stores!
      When the big get too big, who needs labels?

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    Sorry my apologies its kmart

  • +1 vote

    Product link
    https://www.kmart.com.au/product/phone-uvc-steriliser-with-w...
    Kmart not target, seems to be available at all stores for $5
    Also found this
    https://www.kmart.com.au/product/phone-uv-steriliser/3417301

    • +1 vote

      Nice one.

      The $2.50 one is probably going to be better as it uses the tube UVC lamps which can be much more powerful than the UVC led.

      You really know these are working of you smell ozone afterwards.

      • +2 votes

        Not exactly. A legit germicidal UVC should produce very little if any ozone at all.

        When you detect ozone that's when it's time to change lamps as the wavelength has shifted from the optimal germicidal length.

        The flip side is UVC lamps that produce ozone aren't germicidal lamps at all, as they would be not close enough to the optimal wavelength.

        • +1 vote

          Nope. My understanding is some have the quartz glass doped to prevent ozone generation. Other don't.
          It's a cost saving thing.
          Both are in the UVC wavelength.

          Ozone kills stuff anyway

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            @edrift: UVC generates ozone at ~180 - 220nm or in UVV. Maybe you got the wrong light? There are no costs to save if you have a legit germicidal lamp that produces no/little ozone. "Ozone kills stuff anyway" yes, but ozone is harmful to human health.

            Germicidal lamps are 260-265nm, but can emit small amounts <220 if you buy garbage. Germicidal LEDs produce zero ozone (unless it's intentional) Here's a paper on it too:

            "Ozone residuals are destroyed at UV light wavelengths ranging from 250 to 260 nm"
            https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014486090...

            I didn't know that UVC at germicidal levels actually destroys residual ozone at this level, so that's interesting.

  • -1 vote

    Wow when I thought I bought every gadget accessory possible for my lovely 5G Note 10+ this pops up, umm shame it wasn't black in colour as I was had at phone uvc steriliser lolz

  • +2 votes

    Do the Sterilization functionality really works and makes a difference?

    • +26 votes

      Undoubtedly. My phone has never fallen pregnant since I purchased this…

  • +3 votes

    Sorry if it is a dumb question, is there any proof this works, does it really kill viruses and bacteria?
    Please someone with more knowledge shares some thoughts or data.

    PS: I know it is $2.5, but don't want to contribute to landfill by buying first and figure it out later

    • +1 vote

      Get the other one for $2.50 that uses the UVC tubes.

      Those tubes do work as they generate ozone too.

      • +3 votes

        Ok, to save people's time:

        • Kills bacteria but definitely not Covid (and probably not other viruses). This is because the UV-C tubes are expensive and require high energy to be powered.

        Extracted from the article:

        "
        Professor Armani also recommends looking at prices, since a high-powered UV-C LED costs about $15, and you’ll need several for adequate sanitation. If you find a wand for $20, it’s most likely not going to provide any protection whatsoever. Finally, she—and other medical professionals—urge users to remember UV-C light is harmful to the skin and eyes.
        "

        • +1 vote

          The sanitiser one without wireless charging uses UVC lamps instead of led. Those lamps DO work.

          The smell of ozone is a good telltale sign.

          I would bet it would kill almost any virus or germs.

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            @edrift: Ok, can't go wrong for less than 3 bucks. Better safe than sorry, at least kills e-coli.

            Cheers guys!

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            @edrift: True.

            I've never gotten AIDS since I had mine. Clearly it works a treat…

    • +1 vote

      The fact is has been reduced by almost 92% should give you your answer. For a wireless charger though is an okay deal but 10w is very slow when you can get 15W on eBay for about $8

      Also this one comes with a micro USB cable

      From the link above

      While the evidence that UV sanitizers destroy the novel coronavirus is inconclusive

    • +6 votes

      Realistically?

      Nah. Not really. Cheap ones do nothing at all. Expensive ones may work to a limited degree, but Covid-19 transmission from surface contact is pretty low and not the primary mode of transmission.

      To the most part the cheap ones are waste products. The expensive ones are mildly effective waste products.

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    I'd rather buy just the steriliser for $2.5. Don't want to put my phone wirelessly charging in a closed box which will just generate heat and destroy the battery.

    • +1 vote

      I think the charger is actually on top of the case? Can’t charge and sterilise that way.

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        Ah right, that makes more sense. I got the steriliser in store anyway - wouldn't have got the wireless charging version since it's so large and bulky compared to a normal one.

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      Charging pad is the top

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    Showing as $5 for me. Any chance you can send me your receipt.

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    $5 is fine. Bought last 3 at bankstown. 1 for work, home and spare.
    Its a 10W charger BTW

    • +1 vote

      10w is slow?

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        Very slow indeed.

        You can get 15W ones for under $8 on eBay

        • +1 vote

          I have the piece of mind when it dies, i go back and get my $5. 2 years consumer warranty.
          Reciept scanned in dropbox

      • +1 vote

        $0.50 per watt isn't that good?

  • +3 votes

    Perfect for avoiding the fate of the planet Golgafrincham

    • +2 votes

      LOL @ Hitchhikers!

      "Tales of impending doom allowed the Golgafrinchans to rid themselves of an entire useless third of their population. The story was that they would build three Ark ships. Into the A ship would go all the leaders, scientists and other high achievers. The C ship would contain all the people who made things and did things, and the B Ark would hold everyone else, such as hairdressers and telephone sanitisers. They sent the B ship off first, but of course, the other two-thirds of the population stayed on the planet and lived full, rich and happy lives until they were all wiped out by a virulent disease contracted from a dirty telephone."

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        We're do I signup lolz

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    I got one the other week for $10 as cheapest semi-fast wireless charger they had. Didn't care about UV feature.
    Needs a reasonably powerful plugpack or it keeps crashing out the charging.

    A bit bulky, but ok, says 1hr 50m to charge near flat Note10.

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    Time to resurrect this thread. Even cheaper than 2 bricks.

  • +2 votes

    There are a lot of fake "UV" lamps around and Bigclivedotcom has posted this video on his youtube channel showing how he used a green banana to test these lamps: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lzq6LuVWH0

    Brought one to try it out. As others have already commented it's a pretty cheap price to pay to test even if it does turn out to be a dud.

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    I'm not sure I need this. My phone has never fallen pregnant.

    Always practice safe phone sex…

  • +1 vote

    I ordered the $2.50 UV tube version and I just noticed this in the manual
    - Connect the other end of the charging cable to an AC charger (not included) or to a USB power adapter (not included).
    - Disinfection power: 7.8W Max
    - Input: DC 5V / 2.4A

    It looks like I will need a charger that supplies 2.4Amps at 5v and I won't be powering it from the 0.5Amps at 5V that the USB sockets on my laptop or desktop PCs have.

    The manual for the $5.00 UV LED version has the same instruction about using an AC charger or USB power adapter

  • +2 votes

    Just buy methylated spirits and spray from time to time and wipe clean. Not only it will remove all smudges and fingerprints, but 95% alcohol is sure to kill anything living on your screen too.

    • +6 votes

      It will also kill your oleophobic coating too

      • +4 votes

        Your fingers would kill the oleophobic coating in a few months anyway.

    • +1 vote

      Exactly. A phone UV sterilizer LOL. "Ahhh someone just scratched their cheek then shook my hand (whimper need to hide under my bed)!" What about McDonald's and uber car door handles, car steering wheels, kitchen drawer handles, kettles, work fridge door, TV remote, CASH, pedestrian walk buttons, bank pens, supermarket toilet self-closing doors (which for some reason you can usually push open with your foot to enter, but ALWAYS require pulling the same handle everyone who doesn't wash their hand also touches), and a hundred other things.

      Sterilize the lot or why bother. Just wipe your phone when dirty with a squirt of glass cleaner or white vinegar on a rag otherwise it's like plugging one 2mm x 2mm grid hole in a screen door on a submarine. Kmart: Australia's aliexpress/landfill importer.

  • +1 vote

    I feel like I spent too much on my Samsung equivalent product. https://www.samsung.com/au/mobile-accessories/itfit-uv-steri...

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      Would be great if the Samsung version (since they have the expertise) to have a finger print swipe too unlock the box, would be a nice feature 👍😁

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      I've got that one too. Worth the cost, knowing there are real quartz UV-C bulbs inside them.

      These $2.50 home brand ones on the other hand, I doubt are legit. I suspect these have fake LED lights in them (similar to https://youtu.be/JDC6C4QJAZo).

  • +1 vote

    I just got one from Kmart (The one without the charger. The charger one doesn't mention UVC tubes on the box like the cheaper one). Had a sign showing $15. Scanned at $2.50. Just used it off my laptop USB port. Even has voice prompts! Works fine. Thanks OP!

    PS. Get one for grandma. She will be thrilled to put everything in it. Maybe her false teeth too! ;-)

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    Parkmore, 2 supermarkets, 2 variety stores and 20 nail salons and a Red Balloon

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    Some information on relying on UVc to sterilise.

    UVc is still “light,” objects in the beam path will produce shadows, and any surfaces where shadows exist will not be affected by the UVc radiation.

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      Good point. The lights are along both long sides of the box and the cycle goes for 5 minutes. Can flip object over and do another cycle easily enough though.

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        Yep, good point, that people need to be aware of flipping the object so all the surface area gets direct UVC lighting.

        This, from the user manual may cause some people to think it’ll cover 100% surface area…

        INTENDED USE
        This UV sterilizer can be used to disinfect mobile phones, masks, glasses, jewellery, watches, car keys, earphones and similar items that fit into the box.

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    This is an excellent price!! I'm nowhere near VIC, but either way, it's a good grab for you guys near the location :)

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    Anyone got the receipt for this for the $5 product showing up as $2.50

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    About 40 sterilisers left at the pines store in Victoria.

    No wireless charging ones left.

    Priced at $5 but scans at $2.50