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warm? Samsung UV sterilizer with wireless charger

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  • Nov 19th, 2020 8:24 am

Poll: Good Gift

  • Total votes: 24. You have voted on this poll.
at $34.99 it's hot - for sure buy as a gift
 
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17%
at $34.99 it's meh - only for those who are super paranoid of COVID
 
5
21%
you can do better for a gift at $34.99
 
5
21%
stay away at any price
 
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42%
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Aug 17, 2003
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warm? Samsung UV sterilizer with wireless charger

Deal Link:
Price:
34.99
Savings:
50% off
New product - allegedly 50% for black friday at both the source and best buy. Allegedly can clean 99.9% of germs including COVID-19.

At $34.99 I thought it would be a great Christmas gift.

Some decent articles from CNN verge and android authority.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/18/cnn-unde ... index.html

https://www.theverge.com/2020/7/7/21315 ... an-hygiene

https://www.androidauthority.com/samsun ... r-1135559/

In this COVID-era, seems like a good product. Surprised to see no-one else post this. Is this warm? Or a waste.

Ps. Nerd alert - never tried the poll feature before.
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Sep 25, 2016
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These UV sanitizers kill bacteria and not viruses, and it has not yet been proven that COVID-19 can be killed through UV light - They noted this in the first two articles that you posted
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Dec 26, 2010
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There's a huge thread somewhere here. Seems like a decent deal but the msrp is inflated. At bestbuy its the same price but just says '$14 off.'
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Dec 16, 2011
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Its $29.75 on Samsung going through perkopolis.
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chowardhow wrote: These UV sanitizers kill bacteria and not viruses, and it has not yet been proven that COVID-19 can be killed through UV light - They noted this in the first two articles that you posted
Germicidal wavelength UVC absolutely 100% kills COVID19. There are lots of studies and it is not in question. The FDA article references by CNN basically starts right out by saying that the light is effective.

The concerns with products like this is there's generally no assurance from the manufacturers that they're the right wavelength, that reflected light inside is also the right wavelength (and most of these rely heavily on reflection), that the light intensity and time they recommend actually lead to an adequate dose, and that the directions provided are clear enough.

To my last point - germicidal UVC light only sanitizes, it does not clean. You must clean your items first anyway. It also doesn't clean anything in shadow (obviously) but that means it's going to have to be run two or three times in order to sanitize a bunch of keys on a ring. It means cases have to come off of phones. It means you need to wipe the device down so it's already visibly clean, at which point you may as well have sanitized it.

Lastly there are a huge flood of these items on the market that are not safe and allow skin or eye exposure to the light, or do not produce the germicidal wavelength at all. Purple LEDs do not kill coronavirus, germicidal UVC deteriorates plastics and destroys eyes.
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chowardhow wrote: These UV sanitizers kill bacteria and not viruses, and it has not yet been proven that COVID-19 can be killed through UV light - They noted this in the first two articles that you posted
Here's an article you might find interesting that discusses UV-C light for fighting both bacteria and viruses:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7319933/

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