February 28, 2012
| by Rachel Cericola
How many people have touched your iPad since you’ve owned it? Unless you are super-protective of your gadgets, it’s hard to keep count.
A recent study by Stanford University says that the average cell phone is covered with 18 times more bacteria than a toilet handle. Sound like something you want in your home—let alone something you want to put close to your face? Well, one company wants to make that pricey portable as clean as the day you bought it.
Seal Shields just announced a “waterproofing solution” for both the iPhone and iPad. It’s basically a form-fitting, polyurethane cover that promises to make that tablet or smartphone waterproof and washable. It also allows you to disinfect every once in a while.
Because it has antimicrobial product protection, you won’t have to worry about how many hands are touching that iPad or iPhone. This is perfect for those of you having either gadget double as a home control solution, where it may come in contact with a lot of dirty fingers.
Seal Shields are completely invisible and designed for use with the iPhone 4 and 4S, as well as the iPad 2. The product is available now nationally, for $19.99 each.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.