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

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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Gadget supply drive working to offer technology to those in need

The pandemic has forced a lot of our day to day tasks and interactions to go virtual, presenting a challenge to those with little or no access to technology. 

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“We’re looking at how we get equipment in the hands of families and seniors that otherwise aren’t being served,” said Alison Barlow, Executive Director at St. Pete Innovation District. 

That’s why Digital Inclusion St. Pete and eSmart Recycling are teaming up to offer “Gadgets for Good,” a curbside supply drive that collects gadgets to support members of the community who wouldn’t otherwise have access to technology. 

“When you talk about digital inclusion and the seriousness of the digital divide it’s broken down into three parts: there’s the devices, access to the internet and knowledge,” said Veatrice Farrell, Program Director with Deuces Live, Inc. 

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The Gadgets for Good initiative isn’t

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Gadget – Wikipedia

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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Definition of Gadget by Merriam-Webster

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 As expected, his initial foray into online relationships generated a lot of blank stares and compulsive gadget fidgeting.

Elissa Strauss, CNN, “How to engage preschoolers on Zoom when social bonding is more important than ever,” 10 June 2020
In response, accessory-makers offered up all kinds of crazy add-ons, from booklight-like gadgets that shone light onto the screen to bulky screen magnifiers with bulbs and batteries in them.

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Definition of Gadget at

[ 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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