The Brighter Side of UV Rays

Rarely are things completely bad. We learned that from Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi. (Spoiler alert?)

We hardly ever say anything good about UV radiation. It just does too much harm. There is a time that its destructive properties can be beneficial, though.

Sanitizing with Light

UVC light can kill 99.99% of germs on a surface. It can also do a number on your skin.

Good for us, our atmosphere filters out most of the sun’s UVC rays. It is the UVA and UVB rays that we must protect ourselves from as those make it down to us.

Using UVC omitting lightbulbs, surfaces can be rendered virtually germ-free in a matter of minutes.

UV Phone Sanitizers

Your phone is filthy. Really, studies suggest that phones have 10 times as many germs as toilets. Disgusting.

Your keys, credit cards, earbuds, and watch aren’t much cleaner. You are constantly touching them with dirty hands or setting them down on dirty surfaces.

This is where UV phone sanitizers come in. Place your phone in one of these small devices for a few minutes to kill the day’s germs. Some devices are even big enough to fit other items from your pockets or purse.

Actually, if something is smooth, flat, and fits in the device, it can probably be sanitized.

Sanitizers to Consider

There are many options on the market covering a wide range of prices. Here are a few with very innovative designs and features.

Mophie UV sanitizer with wireless charging

Mophie UV Sanitizer with Wireless Charging


UV phone sanitizers with wireless chargers built-in are becoming more prevalent. Most put the charging pad inside the device. That seems inconvenient. Why keep your phone in a box for any longer than a 5-10-minute sanitizing?

Mophie put their charging pad on the lid making your phone much more accessible.

Casetify UV Sanitizer

Casetify UV Sanitizer


This is the UV phone sanitizer to get when you need a bit more space for an Airpod case or large set of keys. It also offers an intensive 15-minute sanitization for those extra “germy” items.

HoMedics UV-CLEAN Phone Sanitizer

HoMedics UV-CLEAN Phone Sanitizer


A fold-up design and battery power for 70 sanitizations, the HoMedics UV-CLEAN is the perfect travel companion.

PhoneSoap Go UV phone sanitizer

PhoneSoap Go


Available for pre-order, the PhoneSoap Go is 2 devices in one. Not only does it sanitize your phone, but the on-board battery can also be used to charge it.

HomeSoap by PhoneSoap



Another pre-order, the HomeSoap is massive. It can even fit an Apple iPad Pro. The possibilities with this device are endless.

Put one of these devices near your front door and make a habit of sanitizing your phone, keys, and cards every night.