Gmarket's 'Green Toaster' is Used to Clean a Phone with UV Light

By: Laura McQuarrie - Aug 11, 2015
References: youtube & creativecriminals
Although smartphones are one of the most frequently used items for cooking to navigation, streaming entertainment and socializing, many people forget how important it is to stop every once in a while to clean a phone that collects debris and bacteria.

Gmarket collaborated with INNORED-Kinneir Dufort and came up with a phone-sanitizing concept that could be used in a casual coffee shop. The design of the machine sources from one of the most familiar and user-friendly appliances in the homeā€”the toaster oven.

Rather than emitting heat and giving a piece of toast a nice golden brown coating, the Green Toaster has two slots where phones can be placed. Once the lever is pulled, the phones are taken inside the device for a five-minute deep cleaning by UV light. In the same way that toast pops out of a toaster, so do the phones when they are ready.