With PhoneSoap, a charged phone is a cleaned phone. We are trying to start a clean phone revolution.
Provo, UT (PRWEB) November 22, 2013
PhoneSoap Charger will publicly go on sale today, November 22nd, 2013. This innovative product is the first of its kind that simultaneously sanitizes and charges smartphones. With the help of two UV-C lights, one on the top and one on the bottom, and a reflective inner chamber, the germicidal rays completely surround whatever is placed inside. PhoneSoap Charger effectively kills 99.99% of all bacteria and germs in less than five minutes.
Included is a standard USB port where a user can utilize his or her phone's charging cable to charge any phone. When a phone is placed inside PhoneSoap Charger and the lid closed, sanitizing begins and ends automatically. A blue light on the front indicates when sanitizing is complete. The product fits all phones. Dimensions are: 7.6 in (L) X 5 in (W) X 1.76 in (H). If it fits inside, it can be safely sanitized.
Invented by cousins, Wesley LaPorte and Dan Barnes, the two came up with the idea while attending college at BYU after they read an article that posed the question: "What’s dirtier? A cell phone or a public toilet?” The way people use their phones today make them a breeding ground for bacteria. Phones are constantly used everywhere the user is - in the bathroom, on the train, in the kitchen while cooking, on hundreds of dirty public surfaces, etc. Everything that is touched is transferred to the phone’s surface, and while hands are washed, phones are not. With phones stored in dark places, combined with the warmth of their batteries, they make for thriving germ communities. Because of this, the cousins began to search for a solution.
In April 2012, LaPorte and Barnes turned to Kickstarter to fund PhoneSoap. The product gained immediate attention and traction, successfully raising $63,000. A year and a half later PhoneSoap Charger is now available for $49.95 at phonesoap.com.
In 2010, Wesley LaPorte and Dan Barnes founded PhoneSoap LLC. Both were still college students at Brigham Young University, and they needed to raise funding to build their product. They began by competing in business school competitions, making enough winnings along the way to keep up product development. Eventually, they were accepted into the Rice business school competition and won “Best Marketing Plan” at the competition, further fueling the project and a desire to fulfill their childhood dream – build a business together.
After a successful Kickstarer campaign, LaPorte and Barnes developed relationships and partnerships in various countries to complete and manufacture a product that has been approved by FCC/CE for sale and was tested by third-party laboratories affirming its sanitizing claims.
Besides the cold and flu, doctors have found staph, E. Coli and even MRSA living on cell phones. In fact, one-in-six phones have been found with fecal matter on them. To make matters worse, phones are generally kept in warm, dark places, which creates the perfect condition for thriving germ communities. As LaPorte and Barnes researched, the answer to their original question was found: the average phone is 18 times dirtier than a handle in a public restroom.
More details about the PhoneSoap Charger: UV Sanitizer & Universal Charger may be found online. Alongside the Charger’s public release, PhoneSoap is also shipping PhoneSoap Polish and PhoneSoap Patch.
PhoneSoap Polish is an all-natural cleaning polish with anti-bacterial properties to clean your phone and restore the brand-new look and feel to your touch screen.
PhoneSoap Patch is a highly portable microfiber cloth for removing smudges and fingerprints from your screen. The Patch has a sticky back so that it can be attached for quick use on the go.