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Product Feature: Verilux CleanWave Sanitizing Wand

恭喜發財,身體健康

I explained in today’s earlier post what the former phrase meant. The latter, 身體健康 (Shēntǐ jiànkāng) means literally “body healthy” (身體 – “body”; 健康 – “healthy”) – so it’s wishing one good health. And where to start for good health other than the home?

Of the products I have featured so far, this is the one I want the second-most – the GoSun stove is the first – but when I’m not cooking or outdoors, I think today’s product hits the nail right on, especially in an environment as polluted as ours. (This is the reality of Quezon City; major weather providers usually provide our daily weather as “Hazy”, even in clear conditions.)

I present: the Verilux CleanWave Sanitizing Wand.

Sharper Image (click to visit)

Verilux/Sharper Image (click to visit)

The Scouring Charm (“Scourgify!“), a cleaning spell from the Harry Potter world, is made into reality with this neat tool, which I shall order as soon as I have the funds to do so. If you’re a neat freak like I am (to a certain extent), this may prove to be your best friend especially if you’re the one doing the cleaning. If there’s an all-natural diet or personal care regimen, then there is also an “all-natural” cleaning method – UV rays. You know, the one that is emitted by the sun and can be harmful to our skin in large doses? Well, eucalyptus is harmful when ingested, but not when applied on the skin, and it’s a natural thing. So is this.

This handy cleaning wonder uses UV rays to kill 99.9% of germs and allergens on hard surfaces, as well as odor-causing bacteria in prone places such as pet and nursery areas, and has been lab-proven to kill up to 99% of MRSA and H1N1 in just a second. Simply wave it – as you would a magic wand – over tables, keyboards, gadgets, beds even, and everything else you need cleaned – and it will do its job for you in a snap.

Except for people, pets, and food of course.

And it uses just UV rays! This means that as it does its job, it does so with 100% no harmful chemicals or residues. Now we’re talking!

Sharper Image (click to visit)

Verilux/Sharper Image (click to visit)

And because UV rays are dangerous to us when exposed directly to them, Verilux has thoughtfully programmed the Wand to switch off automatically when held upside down – i.e. the UV rays are facing us. Smart, isn’t it?

The Wand has a built-in timer and a digital display, and is also rechargeable. On a full charge, it can operate up to 1 hour – but, since its cleaning is almost instantaneous, it doesn’t need to be switched on for so long whenever it’s used – much like a capsule coffee maker, which is switched on only to make coffee and then switch off once it’s done. You’d have to charge it overnight to fully charge it, 8 hours – but since 8 hours is the optimal sleeping time, you can charge it when going to bed and unplug once awake without fear of overcharging the thing. (For the first time, when unboxing it, it’s recommended to charge it for 14 hours.) And you won’t have a hard time figuring out the charge status – there are indicator lights like on an Android smartphone.

There’s even a travel version, the size of a travel umbrella. However, it does not use rechargeable batteries, and runs on 4 AA batteries instead. You could, however, use rechargeable AA batteries.

Verilux/Amazon (click to visit)

Verilux/Amazon (click to visit)

It’s ironic how, in our desire to keep our things clean, we can actually end up harming the environment in the process. Soaps can be mixed with harmful chemicals, for instance. But with the Verilux CleanWave wand, the only thing you need to do to your things is wipe them with a wet cloth; the wand does the cleaning.

I’d love to get both the full-sized and travel-sized versions, the former for home, the latter for on the go. What about you?


Featured Photo taken from Sharper Image. The Verilux CleanWave Wand can be purchased here for USD 99.99, or from Amazon for USD 89.95 (as of this writing). The latter also carries the travel version for USD 44.00.

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