A video of a high-tech sink that comes with a special slot for cleaning your smartphone as you wash your hands has been getting a lot of attention on social media.
Sadly there isnâ€™t much context to go with this viral TikTok clip originally posted by @kensei_prochari_, but then again, the video itself is pretty self explanatory. Here we have what looks like a fancy sink that features a thin slot where users can place their smartphones while they wash their hands. But that slot is more than just a holder; it â€śsucksâ€ť the phone inside where it proceeds to purge any and all viruses and bacteria by exposing the handheld to UV rays. When youâ€™re done washing your hands, the cleaned smartphone is pushed out through the same slot.
Although the clip doesnâ€™t mention the location where it was filmed, I have a feeling itâ€™s in Japan. Where else would you expect to find something like this, as well as people comfortable enough with technology to actually use it? To be honest, I wouldnâ€™t put my iPhone 12 Pro (I wish!) in what looks like a public toilet sink. What if the thing malfunctions and fails to eject the phone when Iâ€™m done washing my hands? Or worse, what if it somehow damages it during the cleaning process?
I wonâ€™t deny that having your smartphone cleaned as you wash your hands makes a lot of sense, after all whatâ€™s the point of thoroughly cleaning your hands, if youâ€™re just going to touch that germ-infested handheld right after. Still, I donâ€™t see a lot of people using this high-tech sink anytime soon.
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