In 2010, Wesley LaPorte and Dan Barnes founded PhoneSoap. Both were still college students at Brigham Young University, and they needed to raise funding to build their product. They began by competing in business school competitions, making enough winnings along the way to keep up product development. Eventually, they were accepted into the Rice business school competition and won “Best Marketing Plan” at the competition, further fueling the project and a desire to fulfill their childhood dream – build a business together.
After a successful Kickstarer campaign, LaPorte and Barnes developed relationships and partnerships in various countries to complete and manufacture a product that has been approved by FCC/CE for sale and was tested by third-party laboratories affirming its sanitizing claims.
PhoneSoap Charger officially went on sale, November 22nd, 2013. The first of its kind PhoneSoap simultaneously sanitizes and charges smartphones. With the help of two UV-C lights, one on the top and one on the bottom, and a reflective inner chamber, the germicidal rays completely surround whatever is placed inside. PhoneSoap Charger effectively kills 99.99% of all bacteria and germs in less than five minutes.
Included is a standard USB port where a user can utilize his or her phone's charging cable to charge any phone. When a phone is placed inside PhoneSoap Charger and the lid closed, sanitizing begins and ends automatically. A blue light on the front indicates when sanitizing is complete.
PhoneSoap fits all phones. Dimensions are: 7.6 in (L) X 5 in (W) X 1.76 in (H). If it fits inside, it can be safely sanitized.
The way people use their phones today make them a breeding ground for bacteria. Phones are constantly used everywhere the user is - in the bathroom, on the train, in the kitchen while cooking, on hundreds of dirty public surfaces, etc. Everything that is touched is transferred to the phone’s surface, and while hands are washed, phones are not. With phones stored in dark places, combined with the warmth of their batteries, they make for thriving germ communities.
● UV-C Sanitizer - Safely kill 99.99% of bacteria
● Universal Cell Phone Charger - Standard USB port for charging iPhone's, Androids, etc
● Acoustic Audio Amplifier - Hear your notifications while your phone is sanitizing
● Inner Dimensions (Sanitizing Space): Inches: 6 L x 3.74 W x .78 H
● Disinfect in 5 minutes or leave your phone inside overnight while it charges