This ingenious device can kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria on your smartphone - and it works on face masks too!

It's important to stay healthy during these turbulent times

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Amid the global pandemic, where face-to-face meet ups have fast become the exception rather than the rule, our phones are one of the things that have continued to keep us feel connected to our friends, family and colleagues.

From an early morning work call before heading to the office to a quick tap of coordinates into a GPS app to get to our desired destination, our phones are never far from our sides.

In fact, research from Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, collected between January and April 2020 showed a marked distinction between the way we used mobile phones pre and post-lockdown, including the fact that the average call length jumped from 3 minutes 40 seconds to 5 minutes 26 seconds .

But while a combination of scrolling, swiping and searching has done wonders for our virtual social life and ticking items off our ever-lengthening shopping lists, there's one crucial thing we may have overlooked  — our phone hygiene.

Taking steps to support our health has never been more important. And just as washing our hands frequently and using an alcohol-based sanitizer has become second nature during COVID-19, the Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer makes it easy to do the same for this key piece of personal tech. 

What is the Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer?

The award-nominated Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer harnesses the power of UVC light to kill 99.9% of germs and bacteria, breaking down their genetic material. And it does so in just five minutes. 

The innovative in-car sanitizer is perfect for use on-the-go, and sits firmly in place using a custom designed silicon pad, with a 3M disc also available for semi-permanent mounting. It can also be used at home for days when you're not on the move.

Charging the device is easy thanks to 12 volt adapter plug with two USB slots and power cable.


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What makes the Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer different from similar devices?

Unlike other phone sanitizers the Utilimedic UV8LED has a number of standout features that set it apart. This includes full 360-degree UVC coverage, with eight, high-performing UV-C LED lights ensuring every part of your phone is exposed to direct UVC light.

Four UV-C LED’s sit in each side corner, capturing phone edges. Two additional UV-C LED’s are positioned to sanitize the front of the phone.

A further two UV-C LED’s are positioned to clean the back of your phone, supported by four UV-C transparent bumpers to lift your phone for full bottom exposure.

The advantage of UV-C LED’s over the often used UVC-lamps is that they work quickly, sanitize more deeply and are smaller in size, leaving more room for your phone. They're also kinder to the planet, as they don't produce harmful ozone as a cleaning by-product.

The Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer also has options for both wired and wireless phone charging (in the form of a 10 watt Qi™ wireless phone charger), and you can even charge as you clean meaning you'll never miss a call.

For added peace of mind the device also comes with a one-year warranty.

Can the Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer be used to sanitize anything else?

The good news is that though compact, the Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer can safely sanitize a number of your personal items. If it fits in the space, it can undergo a thorough, hygienic clean, making it the ultimate multi-functional sanitizer! 

These items include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • facemasks 
  • keys
  • earbuds
  • IDs
  • credit cards


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Who is the Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer for?

Whether you're a busy mum ferrying your children back and forth from school, or a rideshare driver with a constant flow of passengers, the Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer could be just what you've been looking for.

How much is the Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer?

Priced at $89.99 the Utilimedic UV8LED phone sanitizer is available via Amazon, Crutchfield, and

Will you be trying it?

Miriam worked for woman&home for over five years and previously worked on the women's lifestyle magazines Woman and Woman's Own.