HoMedics UV LED Bag Sanitiser (Grey) $15 + $4.99 Delivery ($0 C&C/ in-Store) @ JB Hi-Fi

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This is probably bunkum science … but at the price I thought I'd grab a couple. UV-C sanitizer, now I can be cool about my monkey friends touching my phone with their monkey paws.

RRP was meant to be $150 but can't imagine anyone would have paid that, they're $60 at Amazon just now.

Lifted from JB Website

Key Features
HoMedics® UV-CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Bag kills up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses with no chemicals or mercury

Sanitises in just 1 minute — 10x faster than other sanitizers on the market

Utilises 4 UV-C LED lights to help maximize LED coverage

Employs the same sanitisation power as our Phone Sanitiser but is designed to fit larger items, like keys, jewellery, eyeglasses, remote controls, and more

Interchangeable phone and platform clips keep items in place to ensure optimal UV-C LED light exposure

Sanitises an amazing 18 uses per charge

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Comments

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    So from ozb comments it seems you need particular leds for it to work rather than be a lie.

    Someone else will have to pitch in with the details of how to know.

    • +2 votes

      UVC LEDs used to be very expensive (tens of dollars each) but last few years they can be had for a couple dollars each (found 270nm LEDs on DigiKey for $2.30 when bought in 500 qty). Given this product is usually $69 (nice), they're probably legit UVC LEDs. Whether it's actually useful for killing COVID19 is debatable (https://www.arpansa.gov.au/news/product-warning-uvc-lamps-an...) and also fomite (surface contact) transmission is very unlikely anyway.

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        I feel re-assured thanks mate :)

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    HoMedics® UV-CLEAN Portable Sanitizer Bag kills up to 99.9% of bacteria and viruses with no chemicals or mercury

    This made up figure of 99.9% is just advertising mumbo jumbo, and is what they also say for hand sanitizers, but in reality it only kills about 70% based on scientific testing. Pointless product. It would be quicker to just clean your phones with a sanitizer wipe.

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      just buy a bottle of isopropyl alcohol. it isn't harmful for electronics if you just give it a few sprays, i've sprayed it into my keyboard to fix some spilled tea which was causing some of the keys to be sticky, i've also sprayed some onto normal tissues and wiped my phone down. it's around 9 dollars for a 250 ml bottle at jaycar, some places have different brands for higher like officeworks but it's just isopropyl alcohol and those other brands are overpriced.

      • +2 votes

        Do not spray it on screens it destroys the oleophobic coating after a few goes

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          they come off with use anyway and depending on factors like how acidic your sweat is and how you treat your phone, after a few months to a year it's already gone. though your point about screens is not about this type of screen, isopropyl alcohol probably shouldn't be used on tv / monitor screens.

          for anyone not aware, oleophobic just means it doesn't get fingerprints as easily and the ones it does get are a bit easier to wipe off, it's nothing critical and if your phone is a few months old it's probably already gone or nearly gone.

        • +3 votes

          definitely dont use alcohol or glass cleaner on a TV screen! good advice

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          Agree 100%. I wiped my iPad with sanitising wipes and noticed how it keeps skin oils even after wiping with damp cloth. So regret using those wipes in my iPad. IN the meantime, my other devices that I have had for years still repel skin oils although not as much as new ones.

  • +2 votes

    I see these as a good way to cure UV glues more than sanitation

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    When I looked at purchasing something like this last year the advertisements were hilarious.
    The bigger ones with zippers had pictures of bras and underpants being tossed in them for sanitation. I think I will stick with using it with phones , glasses and keys.

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    I use one of this for my squid jig.. to light up more.. lol

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    There is also a phone only one for $5 …

    https://www.jbhifi.com.au/products/homedics-uv-led-phone-san...

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      Says $74.

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      Please delete this dup- can’t seem to

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    ……and wonder who sanitises their keys, door handles and most other things that carry the same germs, once you touch them and then your phone, its back to square one. It's just a commercial gimmick. Just give your phone a clean and dry it properly and all should be well :-)