4 Products From OtterBox That Keep Your Phone Clean and Sanitized

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If you could see the bacteria on your smartphone, you might think twice about answering that next text message. Your phone is one of the filthiest items you own, carrying 10 times as many germs as a public bathroom's toilet, according to one study. Luckily, you don't need to choose between being sanitary and staying connected. OtterBox is partnering with PhoneSoap to add new germ-fighting products to its Anti-Yuck collection. In addition to antimicrobial versions of the durable cases and screen protectors OtterBox is known for, its offerings now include gadgets designed to sanitize your smartphone. Here are four products that will make you feel better about your screen time.

1. Otterbox Commuter Series; $40

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Phone cases in the OtterBox Commuter series are built to take abuse; they're also designed to combat the germs they're exposed to throughout the day. A silver-based antimicrobial additive in the case helps inhibit microbial growth and resist many common bacteria. It fits Google Pixel 4a, Samsung Galaxy Note20 5G, and Ultra 5G devices.

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2. OtterBox Amplify Glass Antimicrobial; $50-$60

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This screen protector for iPhones and iPads shields your device from harmful microbes as well as physical damage. According to OtterBox, it's the first dual-purpose anti-scratch and antimicrobial glass registered with the EPA.

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3. PhoneSoap 3; $80

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To clean your phone without any scrubbing or fear of water damage, you need a UV light—and there's no easier way to get one than the PhoneSoap 3. Once you place your phone in the case, the UV lights inside will kill 99.9 percent of germs in just 10 minutes. The whole thing also doubles as a cell phone charger, so if you can remember to charge your phone once a day, you can sanitize it just as often.

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4. PhoneSoap Go; $100

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It's just as important to keep your phone clean while traveling as it is at home—if not more so. The PhoneSoap Go packs the same UV technology as the PhoneSoap 3, but it comes in a portable package you can throw into a bag or purse. Like the other model, this one also works as a charger, so you can sanitize and power-up your device no matter where you are. The PhoneSoap Go itself will stay charged for 45 cleaning cycles and comes with a travel case that helps it avoid damage on the road.

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Amazon's Under-the-Radar Coupon Page Features Deals on Home Goods, Electronics, and Groceries

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Now that Prime Day is over, and with Black Friday and Cyber Monday still a few weeks away, online deals may seem harder to come by. And while it can be a hassle to scour the internet for promo codes, buy-one-get-one deals, and flash sales, Amazon actually has an extensive coupon page you might not know about that features deals to look through every day.

As pointed out by People, the coupon page breaks deals down by categories, like electronics, home & kitchen, and groceries (the coupons even work with SNAP benefits). Since most of the deals revolve around the essentials, it's easy to stock up on items like Cottonelle toilet paper, Tide Pods, Cascade dishwasher detergent, and a 50 pack of surgical masks whenever you're running low.

But the low prices don't just stop at necessities. If you’re looking for the best deal on headphones, all you have to do is go to the electronics coupon page and it will bring up a deal on these COWIN E7 PRO noise-canceling headphones, which are now $80, thanks to a $10 coupon you could have missed.

Alternatively, if you are looking for deals on specific brands, you can search for their coupons from the page. So if you've had your eye on the Homall S-Racer gaming chair, you’ll find there's currently a coupon that saves you 5 percent, thanks to a simple search.

To discover all the deals you have been missing out on, head over to the Amazon Coupons page.

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This Four-Layer Face Mask Has a Two-Speed Fan Inside

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If you're looking for another face mask to bring with you while you're out and about, the Electric Respirator LED Fan Mask offers plenty of protection, thanks to a four-layer, KN95-certified filter and a two-speed fan motor for constant fresh air. And while it may sound like a massive contraption to wear, it’s actually a tiny geometric piece that's available in black or white.

The custom four layers of filters in the Electric Respirator LED Fan Mask are designed to keep the air you breathe safe and clean, which starts with a strong anti-bacterial net to filter large particles in the air. Anything that gets through there will be checked at the second filter—the activated carbon filter, where particles are sterilized and deodorized. It’ll even keep you safe from harmful substances like formaldehyde.

If stubborn particles like pollen, smoke, and dust still make their way through the first two layers, they’ll be faced with a HEPA filter at the third layer. A fourth and final layer works to inhibit bacterial growth through the release of negative oxygen ions. The two-speed fan motor doubles down on moisture prevention.

You can get the modern four-layer mask in black or white, and for a limited time, you can get them each in black or white two-packs for $87.

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