High Tech Meets Hygiene: 5 Cleaning Devices You Didn’t Know You Need

How often do you sterilize your phone? Modern estimates place the number of bacteria on the average human’s hand at a whopping fifteen hundred per square centimeter of skin. Meaning your fingertips alone may have upwards of ten times that number. A number that may be even higher if you are part of the reported 15.1% of women and 35.1% of men who only wash their hands with water, or never wash them at all.

All this is to say that hygiene is a problem. Obviously, if each of those fifteen hundred little creatures could kill you, you’d already be dead. However, they can affect you in hundreds of other ways. You can’t – and shouldn’t – get rid of all bacteria in your life, but you can make many facets of your life safer and cleaner with the help of modern technology.

Let’s take a look at some options available in the market today.

UV light phone sanitizers

You probably wash your hands and your face a lot more than you wash your phone. In fact, you probably never washed your phone at all. How would you? You can’t exactly toss the device into a dishwasher.

What’s the solution, then? Well, turns out there is a dry and electronic-safe way to kill bacteria.

Enter ultraviolet radiation. Applied the right way, this form of light can destroy the nuclei of cells and disrupt their DNA, which kills most forms of microorganisms. This is a disinfection process called ultraviolet germicidal irradiation and it can be used to safely clean your phone.

Look around for UV light phone cleaners. They often come in the shape of hand-sized cases that will sterilize anything you place inside them.

Supersonic Scrubbers

Scrubbing hard surfaces to get rid of grime and other contaminants is a hassle. Supersonic scrubbers aim to make that process much easier while also allowing the user to clean hard to reach locations.

These brushes manage that by oscillating its tip rapidly when being used. With speeds reaching upwards of 8000 oscillations per minute, the vibration helps break away any contamination it comes in contact with. This allows you to just hold the scrub steady while electricity does all the hard work for you.

Supersonic scrubs work in combination with your typical cleaning products, which you can buy from stores. Or you can take a greener approach and learn to clean your home using citric acid, which is made out of natural substances found in lemons, oranges, and other citrus fruits.

Robot window cleaners

Tired of cleaning windows? The outside of your apartment’s window is hard to reach? Let a robot take care of it for you.

Robot window cleaners are little machines that stick to smooth surfaces using suction. From there, they proceeded to clean said surface. The exact method of cleaning will vary from robot to robot, and some robots will work on their own, while others allow the user to take direct control of the robot via an app.

UV Sanitizing Wands

Operating on the same principle as the UV phone sanitizers, UV sanitizing wands allow you to sterilize any surface without the need for liquids. Portable and convenient, these wands have a wide range of possible applications.

For home use, these wands give you a powerful tool for killing bacteria in places that are hard to reach and on surfaces you can’t get wet. Which include your keyboard, mouse, remote controllers, etc. Everything people grab often is a hotspot for bacteria.

For travelers, these wands can provide an easy way to make sure mattresses, sheets and other appliances are clean before you use them. Some wands can even be used to sterilize water and eating utensils.

Technology just makes everything easier, doesn’t it?