Our Story

In 2011, PhoneSoap  founders Dan Barnes and Wes LaPorte set out to harness the power of UV-C light to tackle the problem of totally gross, germ-covered cellphones. Ten years, and gazillions of zapped germs later, we’re helping people around the world defeat harmful bacteria and viruses on all kinds of gear and in all kinds of air.

Stop fighting germs like it’s 1999.

Many people believe wipes and chemical cleaners are ideal disinfection tools, but they’re inconsistent at best. These old-school germ fighters offer slow disinfection rates, leave fumes and residue behind, and generate billions of plastic containers per year. We knew there had to be a better way—and we found the answer in UV-C light. After much trial and error, we created the safe, controlled, microbe-defeating environment you’ll find in every PhoneSoap product.

Tackle tough-to-kill pathogens wherever they hide.

Backed by a decade of leadership and innovation, our UV light disinfection tools are designed and rigorously tested in the U.S. Our patented 360-degree disinfection ensures germicidal light reaches even the tiniest crevices that wipes and liquid cleaning products can’t. And we help you kill 99.99% of bacteria and viruses* in the process.

Kill germs like a modern human.

Our product line includes everything from ultra-powerful UV-C disinfection tools to an innovative, earth-friendly air purifier.

Small-item disinfection

Disinfect smaller items like phones and credit cards with the bestselling PhoneSoap 3, double-the-power PhoneSoap Pro, travel-friendly PhoneSoap Go, and wireless sanitizer and charger, PhoneSoap Wireless.

Large-item disinfection

Disinfect larger items like tablets, remote controls, gaming controllers, and your favorite noise-cancelling headphones with HomeSoap, our large capacity UV sanitizer.

Whisper-quiet air purification

Take on the smallest airborne viruses plus pollutants, allergens, and odors with AirSoap, our revolutionary, HEPA filter-free air purifier.

Quick-swipe disinfection

SurfaceSoap UV is the latest addition to our product line. This ultra-powerful UV wand kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses in seconds with just a swipe.

Shared-device disinfection

Professional spaces call for ExpressPro, our rapid UV-C sanitizer that disinfects phones, tablet computers, key cards, and other shared devices in 30 seconds or less.

Fight the good fight against bad microbes.

PhoneSoap products are built to last and proven to tackle the world’s most infamous germs, such as infection-causing bacteria in hospitals and life-threatening viruses worldwide. You’ll find our solutions fighting the good fight in homes, gyms, hospitals, schools, and countless other germ hiding places. Join us.

Wes LaPorte and Dan Barnes

PhoneSoap Founders

*Testing was conducted in a laboratory setting on actual phones, Apple watch, headphones, credit cards, and keys with a variety of pathogens, including Salmonella, Staphylococcus, and Coronavirus 229E. Real-world results may vary depending on size, shape, and material of phone or phone case. For more information, click here.