• The only way to slow down the spread of the novel coronavirus is to self-quarantine, practice social distancing when you do have to go out, and wash your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds anytime you touch a surface that might have been touched by others.
  • Even with the most careful people out there, however, there’s no way to ensure you avoid any and all contact with the new virus.
  • Smartphones are widely known to be a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria, but Amazon has UV-C smartphone sanitizers in stock that kill viruses including coronaviruses on your smartphone display or anywhere else on the device.
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Everyone knows that your smartphone is a breeding ground for germs including bacteria and viruses. Needless to say, that’s a huge problem right now because of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Since people are using their phones more than ever, we have to be particularly careful about what we touch and when. Washing your hands thoroughly for at least 20 seconds after you go food shopping is important, but what good is it if you were using your smartphone in the supermarket and then you start using it again after washing your hands?

Smartphones in general are practically always filthy, and phone displays in particular are breeding grounds for germs. That includes all sorts of things like bacteria and viruses, including coronaviruses. If there’s coronavirus on your phone and you touch your face after handling it, it’s all too easy to get a COVID-19 infection. And if you make or take a phone call and touch the phone screen to your face, that’s even worse.

First of all, don’t use your actual handset for phone calls anymore. Get yourself a pair of discounted AirPods on Amazon if you don’t already have a Bluetooth headset, and use that instead. But you should also clean your smartphone as often as possible, at least once or twice a day even if you don’t go outside your home.



Clorox wipes are great for cleaning your iPhone or Android and for killing any viruses that might be lurking on its surface. Unfortautnely wipes and other sanitizer cleaners are still very difficult to come by in most areas. Thankfully, there’s another great option that’s in stock right now at Amazon, though that likely won’t be the case for much longer now that we’ve let the cat out of the bag.

The HoMedics UV-Clean Phone Sanitizer Case and Eshake UV Cell Phone Cleaner are two popular options among our readers for smartphone sanitizers that use UV-C light to sanitize your phone. You can use either of these devices to clean all the surfaces of your phone in just a few minutes. I have the HoMedics model myself, and I use it at least twice a day every single day. It’s a portable case and the top expands like an accordion to fit your phone and bathe it in UV light. UV light, by the way is confirmed to kill viruses including coronaviruses. The case runs for a minute or two at a time, and I typically do two cycles on each side, flipping the case itself in between each cycle.

Eshake’s model is another popular option, though we haven’t tested it ourselves. Give one or both a shot, but do it soon because they’re definitely going to sell out soon.



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