Gear Gadget Review- The Violight UV Cell Phone Sanitizer

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Fall is upon us. That means more time inside. That means coughing. That means flu. That means… we had all do our best to stay healthy. Obviously the best way to do that is to wash your hands frequently with soap and water. In addition, a new gadget can help. The VIOlight Cellphone Sanitizer uses UV light to quickly and safely kill 99.9% of bacteria and germs that might be living on your cellphone, earbuds and other small gadgets. It is battery operated, simple to use and silent. Best of all it is under $50.

It is super simple to use.


Pull the top off the base.


Pull the basket out and turn it over so it can receive your cellphone, mp3 player or earbuds.


Put the device you want to sanitize in the basket.


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Place the basket in the base.


Put the top back on and wait for the pleasant blue light to stop pulsing.

That’s it. It is quick, simple and quiet.

I can’t know if it works for sure since I do not have a bacteria-checking kit here are home, and one can only hope that it does what it promises. What I do know for sure is that it is well made, easy to use, and I’ll be using it all winter.

The Violight UV Cell Phone Sanitizer is available directly from Violight and other retailers.

MSRP: $49.95

What I Like: Simple to use: silent; battery operated; just in time for flu season

What Needs Improvement: Assuming it does what it promises… nothing.

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.