I was very intrigued by the Pocket Purifier when I saw it and was eager to try it out. The Pocket Purifier is a UV light, similar to the ones that are used in hospital settings to disinfect things. The idea is that you turn it on, shine it on an area for 10 -15 seconds, and most of the germs are killed.
We've been traveling as a family, and I'm traveling more for work, so I was especially pleased that it is compact. It's light as well, and fits easily into a carry-on bag or even my purse. I have used it in a few bathrooms that seemed questionable, and the boys have used it around the house. I also threw it in my work bag and have used it to disinfect keyboards in the morning before class.
It's important to note that there is a warning that the light should not be shined on skin or in eyes.
You can see the product at work right here:
This hand-held germ eliminating light can be purchased from Purely Products. They have offered a special 25% discount for all my readers for any orders placed before August 5, 2010 (offer not good on replacement UV bulbs.) Just follow the link above to receive your discount.
We also had the chance to play with the SunMate. This product gives you a clear indicator of how strong the UV rays are at any point during the day with a set of lights. Both boys took the SunMate outside and tested it at various times during the day. Their guesses about what times would have the strongest UV rays were usually right on target. It helped when I said "No, let's swim later" when they could use this tool to check the rays and realize Mom was right.
Disclosure: This is a Mama Buzz review. The products were provided by Purely Products for this review.