The other day I spotted this article during one of my many internet cruises: “How clean is your mobile phone?” After a hygiene expert swabbed and analysed 30 handsets, 7 mobiles were dirty and had warning levels or higher of environmental bacteria (TVC). While not immediately harmful, elevated TVC levels indicate poor hygiene, and can act as a breeding ground for far worse bacterial nasty’s.
One mobile had such high levels of potentially harmful bacteria that it could give its user a serious stomach upset. Bugs found on the dirtiest mobile included faecal Coliforms (often associated with faecal matter) and Enterobacteriaceae (which includes bugs such as Salmonella).
Then during another cruise around the internet I spotted this gem:
A poll of 2,000 people, conducted by Sony and O2 has revealed that three quarters of people use their mobile phone while sitting on the toilet.
Our phones are dirtier than a public toilet flush mechanism! If you are not careful your phone could potentially put you in hospital with a very nasty disease. That is enough to cause most right thinking individuals to sit up and pay attention, I know for sure it did me. I started to hold my phone with my finger tips and not press it to my face. Then life takes over and the worry passes into the background boiling mass of thoughts only to surface occasionally, usually with the statement “Did you know…”.
Until, in another wonderful display of synchronicity I was offered by Cyber Clean to try out their new touch screen cleaning kit called (surprise, surprise) a “Touch Screen Cleaner”!
The idea of the cleaner is simple – you spray – you wipe – you enjoy a bug free clean screen.
The cleaner comes in a handy pen like looking form. There is a spray on the top and a cleaning felt along the long edge of it. The cleaning tool is finished by a stylus, just in case you fed up of using your fingers 😉 Touch Screen Cleaner contains:
- 1 x stylus pen
- 1 x tablet clip
- 3 x refills
It is available in black or white, to suit your device I guess. It can be used with any tablet or smartphone.
The antiseptic solution used to create the cleaning liquid helps to eliminate germs, making your phone not only clean to the eye but hopefully also much more hygienic.
Touch Screen Cleaner has a RRP of just £10.95. I think this really is a good price to pay for peace of mind in regards to safety while using our phone or a tablet. Ok, for this amount of money you can probably buy almost 11 full size (500ml) bottles of cleaning solutions when hunting down some special offers in your local superstore or shopping at Poundland but be honest with yourself and answer this: How often do you clean your mobile / tablet? Touch Screen Cleaner is an extremely convenient product; it is small, it contains all you need to turn your dirty, full of germs touch screen into a clean, safe and yet again friendly gadget. I bet having it around would significantly increase the chances of you actually cleaning your touch screen devices more often.
Did you ever wonder how clean your mobile really is?
Do you clean it on a regular basic or only in the event when the screen is so messy that you can hardly see anything?
As for me, I used to clean it when my screen wasn’t sparkly clean, most likely with cotton pads and a window cleaner or my alcoholic tonic water (ooops)… I must admit I like my new cleaning “toy” and once empty I will for sure get some more refills!
* I received one pack of Touch Screen Cleaner free of charge for review purposes. The opinions expressed in this review are honest and my own .