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A few years ago, I heard the scary statistic that your phone carries 18 times more bacteria than a public toilet — and it was frightening. I was tempted to start wiping mine down with a sanitizing wipe, but that can actually be damaging to your device. Then a friend recommended I try a UV light sanitizer for my phone. At the time, it seemed like a weird new concept, but I bought the Phonesoap Smartphone UV Sanitizer ($60), and now, it's something I use all the time.
Why is it so great? The smart device first gained attention on the ABC show Shark Tank, and the double-duty cleaner features a convenient USB port so you also charge while using it. The brand boasts that the UV light kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, which is also great for your skin and can help prevent pesky breakouts. It even goes beyond cleaning just your phone; anything that can fit can be cleaned, from your credit cards to a smartwatch.
In addition to loving it for myself, I also think it makes a great holiday gift. I'm planning on picking up a few for my friends and family this year, so if you're stuck on what to get your loved ones, start with this cool gadget. Keep reading to shop all the models.