Avoid Touching Door Handles During the COVID-19 Pandemic (and Beyond) with the KeySmart CleanKey

If you’re like me, you’ve grown accustomed to washing your hands after going outside. I never knew how many doors and buttons I’ve touched between walking the dog, going to run errands, and returning home. Luckily with the KeySmart CleanKey, I can avoid touching them all.

The hand tool, which is made of brass, can be attached to your keychain and allows you the ability to go open doors and touch screens and flat surfaces without physically touching them. It’s a bit on the larger size, which I enjoy, but if you have a lot of keys, you might notice that it adds a substantial amount of weight in your pocket. Made of Antimicrobial 260 Bass copper alloy, KeySmart claims that it kills 99.9 % of bacteria within two hours. This means not only can you limit exposure to COVID, but you can go and now check the mail at the end of the driveway or open doors others before you have touched without worrying.

Coming with a carabiner, you can attach it to virtually anything. What I tend to do when I go on my outdoor runs is carry the Cleankey and my Keyfob to get back into my home. It’s light enough to feel at home in my shorts when I run, but I know its there.

When I do go on my other errands like grocery shopping, I’ve used the CleanKey to open freezer doors. With it’s extended space between the finger ring and the brass opener, you could lightly push a cart with it in the market. But where it truly shines is at the ATM and when you’re checking out at stores. Most of us have debit cards that still require pin entry on a touchscreen or physical buttons. With the CleanKey, you can even physically sign and press buttons, which in a sense could be life and time-saving.

I’ve used the CleanKey more than I initially thought I would when I first saw it being advertised on my Instagram and Facebook pages; I’ve become a fan of its practicality.

The KeySmart CleanKey sells for $24.99, and it is available directly from the manufacturer as well as from other retailers, including Amazon [affiliate link].

Source: Manufacturer supplied review unit

What I Like: I can now open doors and do other “grabbing” or “pushing” tasks without the instant thought of “I hope that door didn’t have the “Rona”; It makes me more aware of how many things I have actually have to touch before I can get to a sink to wash my hands

What Needs Improvement: Nothing, but you should still wash your hands frequently

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Greg Alston
Diehard Apple fanboy, and lover of all things tech. Born and raised in Washington, DC, Greg enjoys spending time with his girlfriend, family and friends, live sporting events, good bourbon, Tetris, and pizza. In that order.