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gbf

macrumors 6502a
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Sep 13, 2019
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This is our local news channel here in New York. I’m wondering if anyone has used this thing and does it do any damage to our phones?


 

BugeyeSTI

macrumors 604
Aug 19, 2017
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8,698
Arizona/Illinois
Why would it hurt your phone? It uses ultraviolet light to sanitize the phone. My Sonicare uses the same thing to disinfect the brush head...
 

gbf

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Sep 13, 2019
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There has to be a certain amount of heat given off by the light. You can’t just tell me turning on a light cleans things.
 

ericg301

macrumors 68020
Jun 15, 2010
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2,429
There has to be a certain amount of heat given off by the light. You can’t just tell me turning on a light cleans things.

except it does. Without any noticeable heat. I have one in my kitchen and use it every night
 

alpi123

macrumors 68020
Jun 18, 2014
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3,376
For me this is a waste of time and money. Your phone can't be pristine clean every minute and you'd have to do this every day if you really care that much about germs (though basic cleaning with wipes can do 99% of the job).
 

Paco II

macrumors 68020
Sep 13, 2009
2,288
706
Have one, love it. I own it for the same reason that I wash my hands.
 

Azeroth1

macrumors 6502
Apr 20, 2010
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673
Have had one for a few years. Makes me feel better. Phones been fine. Sometimes depending on case you use you will “smell” it after it’s been in there - faintly but just on the case.
 
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