This mophie Gadget Can Sanitize and Charge Your Phone In Just 5 Minutes

Angelena Iglesia

There are a lot of cool things out there that make us wonder — do they really work? In our I Tried It series, we set out to use them in the real world and have determined that, in fact, they really do.

This wireless charger by mophie is a must-have smartphone accessory for the new reality we live in. It can sanitize and charge your phone in just five minutes. Check out our review.

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This wireless charger by mophie is a must-have smartphone accessory for the new reality we live in. It can sanitize and charge your phone in just five minutes. Check out our review.

On Trial: mophie UV Sanitizer With Wireless Charging

The Tester: Stefan Vazharov — a senior tech editor and a proven germaphobe

The Brief: This wireless charger by mophie is a must-have smartphone accessory for the new reality we live in.

We live in a time when sanitizing and disinfecting have become part of our daily routines. As one of the objects we interact with the most, our phones are also particularly

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Huffington Post Updates iGoogle Gadget

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The Huffington Post rolled out an updated gadget for users of iGoogle, allowing them to more easily share and exchange HuffPost stories with friends.

The news comes just days after HuffPost teamed up with social-networking giant Facebook to launch HuffPost Social News, which allows HuffPost readers to connect with their Facebook friends regarding news and comments.

HuffPost co-founder and editor in chief Arianna Huffington said Google’s social tools will be integrated into HuffPost Social News soon.

She wrote on HuffPost:

Our goal is to make it possible for you to take HuffPost with you wherever you go—whether it’s via our amazing iPhone app, our new BlackBerry app, the app we are developing for Android, or the iGoogle gadget—which, thanks to a host of new features Google just launched, has become a lot more interactive and social.

Earlier this week, I talked about how social news is going to be the

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This NASA-inspired gadget will eliminate odors in your home

Angelena Iglesia

While countless products on the market promise to eliminate nasty smells, many of them simply disguise those scents with sickly-sweet citrus and fragrant lavender. But, what if we told you there was a way to rid your home of unsavory aromas once and for all?

Inspired by NASA’s use of photocatalyst technology in the International Space Station, the VentiFresh Eco Plus device features a UV catalyst core that decomposes odor through natural photosynthesis. No bigger than the size of a lemon, this gadget can be used to eliminate odors from cat litter, shoes, food, trash, and more.

Here’s how to use it:

First, plug the micro USB cable into the device and a power outlet. If you would like, you can attach the gel pad to the bottom of the VentiFresh Eco Plus to make it possible to install just about anywhere, from your bathroom to your gym bag. Next,

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Gadget – Wikipedia

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A gadget is a small tool such as a machine that has a particular function, but is often thought of as a novelty.[1] Gadgets are sometimes referred to as gizmos.


The etymology of the word is disputed. The word first appears as reference to an 18th-century tool in glassmaking that was developed as a spring pontil.[2] As stated in the glass dictionary published by the Corning Museum of Glass, a gadget is a metal rod with a spring clip that grips the foot of a vessel and so avoids the use of a pontil. Gadgets were first used in the late 18th century.[3] According to the Oxford English Dictionary, there is anecdotal (not necessarily true) evidence for the use of “gadget” as a placeholder name for a technical item whose precise name one can’t

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definition of gadget by The Free Dictionary

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A small specialized mechanical or electronic device; a contrivance.

[Perhaps originally 19th century glassblowers’ jargon gadget, spring-pressure clip at the end of a punty to hold the foot of a glass being blown without creating a mark, probably from French gâchette, pawl, tumbler in a gunlock, strike plate : gâche, strike plate, collar or bracket for a pipe (from Middle French gasche, strike plate, iron hook, from Old French, calk of a shoe or horseshoe, from Frankish *gaspia, buckle, clasp; akin to Middle Dutch gespe, probably (with metathesis) from Germanic *gapsō, *gipsō; akin to Old Norse geispa, to yawn, and gapa, to gape) + -ette, diminutive suffix (from Middle French, from Old French; see -ette).]

gadg′et·y adj.



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gadget – AOL Video Search Results

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Definition of Gadget by Merriam-Webster

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gad·​get | ˈga-jət How to pronounce gadget (audio)

: an often small mechanical or electronic device with a practical use but often thought of as a novelty

Other Words from gadget

gadgetry ˈga-​jə-​trē How to pronounce gadgetry (audio) noun
gadgety ˈga-​jə-​tē How to pronounce gadgety (audio) adjective

Examples of gadget in a Sentence

The kitchen is equipped with all the latest gadgets.

cell phones, pagers, and other gadgets

Recent Examples on the Web This new gadget may make your streaming sound a lot better.

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These gadgets can be costly, but compared with regular facial treatments at a medical spa or skin-care studio, shoppers might save money in the long run.

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Such a gadget would be a far
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Definition of Gadget at

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[ gaj-it ]

/ ˈgædʒ ɪt /


a mechanical contrivance or device; any ingenious article.



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Origin of gadget

1850–55; origin uncertain; compare French gâchette the catch of a lock, sear of a gunlock


gadg·et·y [gaj-i-tee] /ˈgædʒ ɪ ti/, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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