it’s hard to find things we can all agree on these days.
But I see 3 things we can definitely agree on .…
Everyone wants to sterilize their stuff right now and have a safe environment.
We hate using chemical wipes, hurts the skin, bunch of chemicals, takes time, I have better things to do, seriously! …
UV-C light in a box sometimes works well, especially if you want to sanitize your phone or smart watch, yeah using chemical wipes on those is not a good idea unless you are trying to get a new phone.
That’s right, the same technology used in hospitals to kill bacterias and germs is available in a box.
Lots of options out there, a range of prices, UV-C powers, wireless charging or not and promises all result in one thing: some work & provide peace of mind and others.. utterly failing.
Thankfully for you, we ranked the TOP THREE UV-C phone Sterilizers that you should consider. So you can finally stop worrying about which is right for you, and start sterilizing and enjoying that peace of mind in a safe environment.
#1 - Overall value : Eto UV Sanitizer
Sterilizing Speed: 5 mins.
Convenience: wireless charging
Price : $
Overall value : A+
Eto UV Santiizer is an all cool looking white and has the fast sanitizing power: 5 mins! We loved this one as we would use it when coming home and also leave it wirelessly charge overnight…and get one more sanitization.. why not.
It fit all phones up to 6.5 inch.
Added bonus: we liked the LEDs which will probably last a lifetime. They say 60,000 hours.
We gave it a A+ rating because the design, fast sanitizing, wireless charging and great price hit it out of the park.
UPDATE: It looks like there is a time-limited offer where you can get the Eto UV Sanitizer for half the price. This could be a good deal to take advantage of while they have it.
#2 - Most expensive: PhoneSoap
Sterilizing Speed: 5 mins
Convenience: wireless charging
Price : $$$
Overall value : B-
This one also sanitizes in 5mins and provides wireless charging inside as well.
It comes in several colors and a pretty high price vs others…
This model uses bulbs (not LEDs) which are exposed inside and made us worry that we would damage them when using the product. That said, this is one of the first products that came out in 2014 so we had to consider it.
It fit all phones up to 6.5inch.
We gave it a B- rating because of the exposed bulbs design and the cost is on the high side. The feature of wireless charging just like with the Eto is quite convenient.
#3 - Kmesoyi Smartphone Sanitizer
Sterilizing Speed: 6 mins
Overall value : B+
This UV sanitizer has a nice design but is slower to sanitize. It uses UV-C bulbs (not LEDs). They will likely not last as long.
We tried the USB charging but it was impossible to use.The USB plug is just too difficult to get to and a special cable is required.
We gave it a B rating because of the design and a fair price.
It fits all phones up to 6.5 or 7 inch (depends).
Why I Chose the Eto UV Sanitizer
I wanted to provide more details on why the eto worked best. Here is how I used it.
Personally, I was never sure UV-C light actually killed bacteria and germs. There’s a lot of brands out there claiming they work, but most don’t.
My good friend, who works in a lab, swore by the eto. She said it worked within 5 mins. I, of course, didn’t believe her. But then, I could see her peace of mind, relaxed attitude just growing as she was sanitizing her stuff with no effort. I begged her to let me borrow her eto uv sanitizer. Instead, she gave me a secret link and I ordered two eto immediately.
I received the package within a week and started using it that night. Using it is very simple, you simply put your phone in and close the lid before you sleep. It feels like a little genie is sanitizing your phone..and charging it.
How Does It Work?
I looked into the science of eto. I wanted to know how it worked, and what it was doing to the bacteria on my phone…
It turns out light has several “spectrum”. Some is visible light and some is invisible light. On the invisible light side, the UV-A and UV-B cause wrinkles and why I put on sunscreen often. But more interestingly, in the UV spectrum we can find the UV-C.
Bacteria and germs are microorganisms which are simple organic structures that readily absorb the UV-C wavelength, causing photo-disassociation …destruction!. It looks like this
Interestingly, the UV-C does not penetrate any solid surface or material so inside the eto box, the UV-C light bounces around to hit every surface, nook and cranny. It will basically sanitize anything that fits in it: Earrings, smartwatch, etc.
Did It Finally Work?
After 5 mins of sanitizing, I took my phone out and it looked clean. Honestly these are micro bacteria so how could I tell? In Houston, News anchor Tiffany Craig visited a lab at Rice University and with some help from Biosciences professor Dr. Matt Bennett, discovered that UVC light worked. I felt reassured and lots of peace of mind.
I’ve been converted into an eto believer, and hope you will, too.