In Korean cafe, toaster sanitizes smartphones

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There are up to 7000 types of bacteria living on every smartphone, which is unsurprising considering how often they are used, but owners rarely think to clean them. Now, Green Toaster is a sanitizing device created by ad agency Innored and UK-based design school Kinneir Dufort for Korean e-commerce giant Gmarket, which will deep clean any smartphone using UV light, while the customer waits for their drink at a coffee shop. To begin, users launch the Gmarket app on their smartphone before placing it one of two slots at the top of the Green Toaster. Then they pull down the…

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