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Hey, listeners. This is Brett Molina. Welcome back to Talking Tech. The health and wellness sector is a big field for tech companies to explore. We’ve already seen gadgets like the Apple Watch, Fitbit, other sensors and accessories that help us keep a good track of our health and live a better life in general. My colleague Jennifer Jolly writes about a lot of new health and wellness tools released at CES 2022. You can read about it in his column at tech.usatoday.com.
I’m going to suggest two specific gadgets, which I thought were really interesting, she said in her column. First let’s start with the UVCeed smartphone UV Light Sanitizer. Its price is $ 129.95 and basically what it is, is a UV light sanitizing device that you attach to your smartphone and it will clean any surface you need. This is the size of a credit card. It magnetically attaches to the back of your smartphone and kills 99.9 percent of germs, bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19.
The way it works is, you attach it to your phone, you open the app, you show your phone to the surface, it’s a doorknob, or maybe it’s the keyboard on your computer. And you see it appear in augmented reality and then you see all the microbes zap. The lights themselves turn off if the person or animal is perceived. It should not be used on people or animals, so it will automatically shut off. Again, this is really cool. A nifty kind of handheld device, if you want to stay more clean and keep microbes away during an epidemic, this seems like a very cool, simple option.
Another tool she mentioned is that I think it’s really cool, it’s the Bob Mini Dishwasher. This is basically a countertop mini dishwasher. It has WiFi connection. It is the size of a microwave and is built for really small dishwashers. So you can make dinner for two, you only have a couple plates, you have two coffee mugs, you have a few containers, and you want to run it through a quick cycle instead of adding it to the dishwasher and waiting for everything. Some days. This dishwasher has an integrated water tank, holding one gallon of water. The wash cycle takes about 20 minutes to complete. There is also the UVC Sanitary Wash option, which basically does not use water and promises to kill 99 percent of bacteria and viruses.
I think this is a really cute device. You don’t really say anything about your equipment. They are just meant to be functional, so you don’t really need to hear “cute” thrown in there. But this is a really cute little dishwasher. It retails for $ 400. Comes in really cool colors. But then again, if you live somewhere, for example, in a small space or somewhere you don’t have a dishwasher, it’s really very useful. And if you are looking for something small and portable to keep with you and keep your dishes clean this is a really good low budget option. If you would like to read more about Jennifer Jolly’s options for cool health and wellness technology during CES, be sure to read her column at tech.usatoday.com
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