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Vancouver Luggage Company Pivots to Launch Hand-held Sanitizer Wand

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As the ramifications of the COVID-19 crisis become clearer, we are beginning to realize that getting back to “normal” life is unlikely to look or feel the same for a long time, if ever.

Even those of us who have spent most of our lives blasé about the risk of infection from everyday life aren’t going to throw the anti-bacterial wipes away in a hurry.

This continuing need to protect ourselves and our loved ones has sparked a local business to come up with a more sustainable solution than the vats of hand sanitizer we are currently consuming. The CleanPod is an innovative new product created by Vancouver luggage company Monos.

A hand-held rechargeable sanitizer that uses ultraviolet light to disinfect your belongings, the CleanPod uses the same technology to render surfaces and objects germ-free as practised in hospitals. It’s also exactly suited to cleaning those items you may feel less inclined to douse in a wet solution, such as cellphones, laptops, and belongings made from porous materials.

Monos hand-held sanitizer

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“With the impact of COVID-19 growing so rapidly, we wanted to find a way our business could help our community during this difficult time,” Victor Tam, the co-founder of Monos, explained in a statement. The company has pivoted away from the production of its sleek travel accessories to focus on manufacturing the CleanPod.

Weighing in at less than a pound, and compact enough to fit most purses, the CleanPod claims to kill 99.9 per cent of all pathogens simply by being waved over the object requiring sterilization. It’s recharged via a USB.

The CleanPod is available for pre-order at monos.com, with a portion of the proceeds being directed to United Way’s COVID-19 community response and recovery fund.


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April 17, 2020