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March 21, 2008

Pocket UV Ray Gun — Because who knows who's touched that doorknob?


You can't be too careful these days.

From the website:

    Disinfecting UV Scanner

    Protect your family from colds, flu, and germs such as E. coli.

    Portable scanner instantly disinfects doorknobs, faucets, computer keyboards and mice, phones, etc.

    Just wave it over the item — kills 99.9% of germs in seconds.

    Folds to just 4-1/2" long to fit in included carry pouch.

    Uses 4 AAA batteries (not included).

    Great for travel and everyday use.


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Notice how people who worry about germs will still handle money , about the most germ laden item around. I have pulled out of my pocket a 50c peice and given it to someone who carries around a cloth to open doorknobs. They took it.

Gives the term sellout a new meaning

Posted by: Lloyd Shaw | Mar 22, 2008 6:49:51 PM

When they find out non-sentient pathogens are also susceptible to the placebo effect, these guys are going to make a mint. Hot dog, I'm selling my McGregor Rejuvenator stock!

Posted by: Mike Harney | Mar 21, 2008 9:21:11 PM

Smells like a reincarnated Sharper Image to me.

Posted by: Skipweasel | Mar 21, 2008 5:32:51 PM

I'd be pretty surprised if this actually can kill germs "in seconds", unless the number of seconds is rather high. You need hard, high-energy germicidal UVC light to do that; lamps which emit UVC are pretty high-powered units and often present a serious eye hazard. Shining such a lamp on a shiny doorknob is, I think, a great way to explore the delights of corneal UV burns.

I think this little thing is more likely to be way down in the soft end of the UVB spectrum, if not right into the harmless UVA, in which case it will take it at least several minutes to actually "kill 99.9% of germs" on hard surfaces, if it ever does at all.

Posted by: Daniel Rutter | Mar 21, 2008 1:28:07 PM

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