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Mobile devices are filthier than public washrooms

If you wouldn’t touch your face to a surface in a public bathroom, then you may want to look again at your gadgets.

According to some of the information that was taken from the CES (Consumer Electronics Show), last week, mobile devices are far from being clean, and as we are currently in the middle of a heavy flu season, users may want to become aware of the fact that their gadgets are swimming with germs.

Though these gadgets may seem like our best friends, they could increase the risk of illness.

Presenters at the CES brought a technology to the show. This is far from a new theme, but the difference this year was the quantity of new sanitizing gadgets that were being presented for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. They pointed out that it is a very good idea to think about the fact that the devices are constantly being touched by hands, faces, purses, pockets, and a countless number of surfaces.

The hope was to draw attention to the issue of keeping mobile devices clean – and to sell gadgets to accomplish that goal.

mobile devices - dirty sanitaryAccording to the co-founder of Phonesoap, Dan Barnes, who was present at the event and was displaying its own version of a solution to this problem, the problem is that a cell phone “is always warm, stored in dark places, so bacterias are growing on your phone.” That company’s gadget both sanitizes and charges the device at the same time.

Barnes explained that the concept for his product came about after he had read a study that indicated that “mobile phones are 18 times dirtier than public bathrooms.” His product uses ultraviolet radiation in order to kill the DNA in the bacteria, which makes it impossible for it to continue living on the gadget’s surface.

There were a number of other similar products being shown off at the event, including a USB connection powered version called CleanBeats that plays music and recharges up to two devices as it sanitizes them. That product is based on NASA technology and, according to its spokesperson, Dennis Rocha, it will be sold for $499 when it hits the shelves. That is nearly 10 times the price of Phonesoap, though it does have more features and sanitize/charge twice as many mobile devices.

iPhone gadgets allow the smartphone to be worn on a wrist

The Smartlet has now been launched to allow for a more hands free experience with the device.

People are using their smartphones for a growing number of tasks throughout the day, from their alarm clock first thing in the morning to managing their communications and social media and a great deal more, and now a number of iPhone gadgets are being released to help to overcome the inconvenience of always having to have a handset in your palm.

There have been a smattering of different smartwatches released to try to touch on this benefit.

For people who are used to holding their Apple smartphones in their hands all the time for everything from talking to texting and from gaming to banking, they can now wear the device on their wrists with an innovative new kind of strap that holds the device in place. These iPhone gadgets aren’t devices unto themselves, but allow you to wear your smartphone as though it were a smartwatch.

These iPhone gadgets are a cross between a cradle and a colorful sort of bracelet.

When worn, they allow an Apple smartphone to be anchored to the wrist so that it can be kept out of the way and yet still completely accessible. The official website for the product claims that the smartphone is essentially converted into the ultimate smartwatch. Overall, it is actually just giving the user the chance to strap his or her mobile phone to the wrist in a convenient place that allows it to be used without requiring it to be held in the palm the whole time.

The design of the wrist strap allows the smartphone to be quickly and easily removed from its cradle so that it can be conveniently used in ways other than on the wrist. That said, while it is easy to remove, it is otherwise locked into place so that it will stay put.

These new iPhone gadgets are the result of a Kickstarter project under the name Denos Ventures, which operates under CEO David Soofian. According to Soofian, the company’s team has until January 23 to be able to prove that the product’s worth and encourage funding of the product production.