When we take a moment to think about it, our touchscreen devices have become an extension of who we are. Our smartphones and tablets go everywhere we go, whether it’s to a fast food restaurant, to the bathroom sink, to the gym or on the train.
We may touch doorknobs, hold on to handrails, or shake hands with others all day – the important thing to understand is this: whatever lives on our hands is then transferred onto our devices: an inconvenient truth. On top of that, even getting a cold or the flu doesn’t keep us away from our devices!
We wash our hands often, but how often do you properly clean your device?
Did you know:
The average hours per day of leisure time that consumers spend in front of a computer, tablet, or phone screen.*
*Source: The New Multi-screen World: Understand Cross-platform Consumer Behavior, Think with Google, August 2012.
As of January 2014:
90% of American adults have a cell phone
58% of American adults have a smartphone
32% of American adults own an e-reader
42% of American adults own a tablet computer
According to the Wall Street Journal:
“When you combine a cellphone’s proximity to your ears, nose and mouth with its bacteria-loving warmth, the result can be harmful to your health. This hazard, says Jeffrey Cain, the president of the American Academy of Family Physicians and chief of family medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado, often goes unnoticed. “Some things we think are personal are actually more public than we imagine.” Bacteria and other infectious agents on a phone can cause flu, pinkeye or diarrhea, says Dr. Cain.” Source.
iCloth Touchscreen Cleaning Wipes are designed to keep you safe from germs living on your devices, by removing them with isopropyl alcohol and disposing of them, just like washing your hands with soap and water.