For every woman who has nagged her spouse to put down the seat cover or every man who didn’t think it was his job (because she didn’t lift it after she was done,) there is a solution. Pressalit’s AutoClose features infrared sensors that keeps the cover open when someone is in the room and quietly closes it when he/she leaves. There are several different models that have the additional bonus of reducing airborne germs. Contact Pressalit for more information and price.
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While we have seen waterproof and germ resistant keyboards, this is the first one that you can actually stick in your dishwasher and works when wet. The Silver Seal has Silver Ion Nanotechnology built-in to keep evil germs out. The company says it is user friendly and works and feels like any other keyboard (except when soggy.) Already in use in healthcare settings, the Silver Seal is available for £29.00 (~$43.00.)
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I still remember the first time I went to the Apple Store to check out the then new iPhone and iPod touch; although I was impressed by the slick new touchscreen, I was horrified and disgusted by the visible filth from curious hands, and being the germophobe I am, I asked the sales associate to clean the Gerber Baby goo off of the screen.
Enter Wireless Wipes – the first portable sanitizer pack designed specifically to clean mobile phones, PDA’s and laptop computer screens. Though these little cleansing cloths won’t do anything for your phone’s internal bugs, they will wipe out the bugs living on the outside – you know, the kind that’ll get you sick. A 2006 U.K. study found that our little electronic devices carry tens of thousands of bacteria, including Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, also known as MRSA, a type of antibiotic resistant bacteria that can be deadly if ingested. In another study, an Arizona microbiologist tested 25 random mobile phones and found the staph bug growing on nearly half of them! Staph, in case you didn’t know, causes everything from pimples and boils, to pneumonia and meningitis – ailments most of us try to avoid.
Wireless Wipes cost $2 for a resealable 10-pack, which is certainly more than you’d pay for most cleaning wipes, but what sets these wipes apart is that they are fast drying, non-streaking and most importantly, non-corrosive. Or you could just keep putting that Petri dish of a phone up to your face. I’m not here to judge…
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