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Definition: cellphone sanitizer

A device that uses ultraviolet light to eliminate germs and bacteria on mobile devices and earbuds. Although people may be the only user of their phones, they can contaminate their phones after touching door knobs and other objects in public places.

A UV Sanitizer
In 2010, VIOlight introduced its cellphone sanitizer for phones, music players and headsets. This battery-operated unit takes only a couple minutes to sanitize a device. (Image courtesy of VIOlight Inc., www.violight.com)