Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pocket Purifier Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}


If you are a parent, you'll understand what I mean when I say 'never-endless mess'. It seems as though no matter what my daughter is doing, she will manage to get everything around her dirty. I am a huge fan of non-toxic green cleaners, they're in use every hour around here. But during flu season (which will be back shortly, summer flies), it is great to have something you can use to quickly disinfect surfaces. I wish I had this when my baby was putting everything in her mouth and licking things like the computer mouse. Now that she is older this will be great in flu season for door knobs, the phone that she likes to use (a corded home phone), the keyboard that she gets her hands on. Speaking of the keyboard, because my husband and I share one, I think we exchange germs a lot - and not just the good ones! We were sent the black Pocket Purifier from Purely Products to test out.

Ease of use: The Pocket Purifier is super easy to use. All you need is 10 to 15 seconds of UVC light on the surface where you want to kill germs. Hospitals use the same technology to sanitize surgical instruments. What it does is kill the DNA of bacteria, viruses, and pathogens, destroying their ability to multiply. Now, I am personally not germophobic, and our house is not spotlessly clean. I let my baby get dirty when she plays and I think that is good for the immune system. Being sick occasionally is also good for the immune system. But this will help prevent passing it on from one person to another, which can be especially important if you have infants and newborns in the house.

Value: You can buy the pocket Purifier for anywhere from $20 to $30. It comes with one UVC bulb (9,000 hours), but no batteries (4 AA).

How is this green: Sanitize without using bleach or other chemicals? Yes, that's rather green in my book! Especially handy for children's toys! While you can get away with chemicals elsewhere (at the expense of ruining your indoor air), your child's favorite toys and eating surfaces are no place for toxins.

Design: This little gadget looks pretty sleek. It may be mistaken for a photo camera on occasion, it is pretty inconspicuous. So if you whip it out at the restaurant to use on your less-than-sanitary utensils, nobody would probably notice. If they did, they'd think it's a spy gadget of some sort. It also has a built in flashlight for convenience.

Company: The maker of the Pocket Purifier, Purely Products, donates a portion of their sales proceeds to Diaperlove. This non-profit provides diapers to families in need who cannot afford them. It is a great cause to support, and though I think reusable cloth diapers would be a better use of the resources and healthier for the babies, even disposables are extremely helpful to those who can't afford them and may not have a washer in order to cloth diaper full time. so every time you buy something from Purely Products, you're supporting Diaperlove and putting a clean, dry diaper on a baby!



One Eco-Babyz reader will win a Pocket Purifier in their choice of color!

HOW TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

MANDATORY ENTRY: Visit the Purely Products website and tell us something you've learned AND let us know which color you would pick if you win (black or pink).

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL ENTRIES (each one in a separate comment, not valid unless mandatory entry above is complete; each is one entry unless otherwise noted):

2. Like Purely Products on Facebook
3. Like Eco-Babyz on Facebook
4. Follow Purely Products on Twitter
5. Follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter
6. Follow Eco-Babyz on Lunch.com
7. Tweet this giveaway with link to this post, mention @EcoBlogz and @PurelyProducts (provide permalink to your tweet in your comment)
8. Subscribe to Eco-Babyz by email (2 entries)
9. Follow Eco-Babyz on Google Friend Connect
10. Vote for Eco-Babyz on Top Mommy Blogs (click here to vote, 3 entries)

Contest ends at 11:59pm EST on Monday, June 21st. The winner will be selected using Random.org on Tuesday, June 22nd and notified by email (make sure I have a way to get in touch with you, provide email in your comment if it is not in your Blogger profile). Open to 18+ US residents only. Thank you!

Disclaimer:
I did not receive payment in any form for this review.
I did receive a sample of the product or service for testing and review purposes. This will in no way sway my opinion of the product or service. The review is in my own words and is my own opinion. Your results and opinion may differ.

97 comments:

  1. Wow - it even eliminates MRSA!

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  2. I voted!

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  3. I follow your blog.

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  4. I voted, entry #3.

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  5. I voted, entry #2.

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  6. I love the pink and learned that the pocket purifier is Lightweight and convenient, it sanitizes surfaces and objects with the same UV-C light that sterilizes surgical instruments. Ultraviolet light and nanotechnology eliminate 99.9% of germs that cause colds and flu, plus e-coli, salmonella, mold, fungus and MRSA (staph). amypugmire@live.com

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  7. I like purely products on fb. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  8. email subscriber. 2. amypugmire@live.com

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  9. email subscriber. amypugmire@live.com

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  10. I follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  11. I follow purely products on twitter. 1amypugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  12. I like u on fb. amy bolda pugmire. amypugmire@live.com

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  13. tweeted. amypugmire@live.com
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  14. I follow your blog. amypugmire@live.com

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  15. The bulb is effective for 9,000 hours!
    I'd want black.
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  16. The UV-C bulb is effective for 9,000 hours - I'd pick the black one if I won.

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  17. #3 voted!

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  18. #2 voted!

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  19. #1 voted!

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  20. #2 google friend folllower

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  21. #1 just became a google friend follower

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  22. I pick black. I love it gets rid of MRSA.

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  23. I already like Eco-Babyz on Facebook

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  24. I liked Pureply Products on Facebook

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  25. I follow Purely Products on Twitter @LyndaM1968

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  26. I already follow Eco-Babyz on Twitter @LyndaM1968

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  27. I follow Eco-Babyz on Lunch.com @LyndaM1968


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  28. #1 I subscribe via email

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  29. #2 I subscribe via email

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  30. #3 I voted for Eco-Babyz

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  31. #2 I voted for Eco-Babyz

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  32. #1 I voted for Exo-Babyz

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  33. GFC follower

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  34. How useful! I'd pick the pink one. I learned desktops have near 21,000 germs per square inch! Yuck!
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  35. I follow EcoBabyz on Twitter-pyrodamsel
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  36. I like purely products on Fb Jenna Marie Wood
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  37. GFC follower!
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  38. Email 2
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  39. I'm an email subscriber!
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  40. I would love to read this, it looks fab.

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  41. I just signed up for Lunch and follow :)

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  42. I follow eb on google friend connect

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  43. I would pick pink plus I learned desktops have near 21,000 germs per square inch!

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  44. Liked Purely Products on Facebook

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  45. Like eco-Babyz on Facebook

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  46. Following Purely Products on Twitter @LyndaM1968

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  47. Following Eco-Babyz on Twitter @LyndaM1968

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  48. GFC follower

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  49. email subscriber #2

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  50. Email subscriber #1

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  51. I like the black one. I liked this company on facebook and liked ecobabyz a loonggg time ago (:
    I have learned that by signing up with them you can actually earn comission selling their stuff and if you return their bulbs (recycling bonus) you will recieve 10% off each of your future purchase!!!!
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  52. It uses UV-C light to sanitize surfaces.
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

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  53. I Like Purely Products on Facebook
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  54. I subscribe via email
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  55. I subscribe
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  56. WOULD LIKE TO WIN PINK. I LEARNED "Pocket Purifier sanitizes surfaces and objects with the same UV-C light that sterilizes surgical instruments." kytah00@yahoo.com

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  57. LIKED PURLEY PRODUCTS ON FACEBOOK VIA ANGEL JACKLYN facebook.com/kytah00 kytah00@yahoo.com

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  58. 3/3 VOTED FOR YOU ON TOP MOMMY BLOGS kytah00@yahoo.com

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  59. 2/3 VOTED FOR YOU ON TOP MOMMY BLOGS kytah00@yahoo.com

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  60. 1/3 VOTED FOR YOU ON TOP MOMMY BLOGS kytah00@yahoo.com

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  61. I like the black and found out that the bulb will last for 9,000 hours

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  62. I like Purely Products on facebook (mrstinareynolds)

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  63. I like eco babyz on facebook (mrstinareynolds)

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  64. I follow purely products on twitter @mrstinareynolds

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  65. I follow eco babyz on twitter @mrstinareynolds

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  66. I learned that it can kill germs like SARS

    promises4ever at gmail dot com

    I'd love the black one.

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  67. I learned that the UV-C bulb is effective for 9,000 hours before needing to be replaced. I would love the pink color.
    lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

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  68. I liked Purely Products on Facebook user Lisa G.
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  69. I already Like EcoBabyz on Facebook user Lisa G.
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  70. I'm also following Eco-Babyz on Twitter user lisalmg.
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  71. I'm following purelyproducts on Twitter user lisalmg.
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  72. I'm following Eco-Babyz on Lunch.com user Garner5.
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  73. I Tweeted this giveaway. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/16740759081
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  74. I'm subscribed to Eco-Babyz emails. Entry 2
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  75. I'm subscribed to Eco-Babyz emails. Thanks! Entry 1
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  76. I'm following you on GFC.
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  77. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs. Entry 3
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  78. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs. Entry 2
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  79. I voted for you on Top Mommy Blogs. Entry 1
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  80. 3. Like Eco-Babyz on Facebook

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  81. 2. Like Purely Products on Facebook

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  82. it even eliminates MRSA!

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