SALT LAKE CITY, June 25, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- mophie® and InvisibleShield™, ZAGG Brands (NASDAQ:ZAGG) companies, today announced the mophie UV Sanitizer® and InvisibleShield UV Sanitizer, designed to kill 99.99% of the most common surface bacteria1 found on mobile devices and other frequently touched items by utilizing ultraviolet (UV) light. The mophie UV Sanitizer features a Qi-enabled wireless charging lid so users can simultaneously charge their mobile device while sanitizing other personal items such as keys, credit cards, earbuds, and more.

The Center for Disease Control estimates that 80% of common infections are transmitted by hands2 while another study found an 82% overlap between bacteria on test subjects’ fingers and their phones.3 During this mobile age, it’s become nearly impossible to avoid contact with mobile devices, which expose consumers to harmful bacteria. This led mophie and InvisibleShield to create environmentally friendly solutions that allow consumers to safely and seamlessly sanitize their smartphones and other commonplace items without the use of chemicals, washing, or other cleaning supplies.

“We want to help our consumers stay protected against the harmful bacteria they encounter on a daily basis,” said Brad Bell, senior vice president, global marketing for ZAGG Brands. “Phones go everywhere with us, and easily become a source of bacteria and germs. Sanitizing your phone can also be cumbersome, requiring cleaning products not always recommended by device manufacturers, and not always covering a phone’s hard-to-reach areas. The mophie and InvisibleShield UV Sanitizers were created to help solve this consumer pain point.”

The mophie UV Sanitizer allows users to clean their phone and household items up to 6.9 inches in length without washing or using harsh chemicals. Using UV-C light technology, the mophie UV Sanitizer kills 99.99% of the most common surface bacteria found on household items in about five minutes. The 10W Qi-enabled wireless charging lid gives users the freedom to charge their device while sanitizing other personal items such as credit cards, remote controls, earbuds, and wallets simultaneously. Powered by a universal USB-C port with cable and wall adapter included, the mophie UV Sanitizer is a simple and safe solution for sanitizing your phone at home or in the office.

The InvisibleShield UV Sanitizer will work with any smartphone up to 6.9 inches long and utilizes multiple UV-C bulbs. A full sanitization cycle takes about five minutes and is safe for all mobile devices, killing up to 99.99% of the most common surface bacteria to keep devices safe from questionable washing methods. An included USB-A to USB-C cable makes sanitizing on-the-go simple.

Both products feature a seamless user experience and advanced safety protocols. Simply place your phone or other items in the sanitizer, press a button, and the noiseless cleaning cycle begins immediately. A progress indicator displays how much time remains in the cleaning cycle. If interrupted before complete, the UV-C lights automatically turn off.

Pricing & Availability:
The mophie UV Sanitizer is available now from mophie.com, Verizon, and other major retailers in the coming weeks for a suggested retail price of $79.99. The InvisibleShield UV Sanitizer is available now from InvisibleShield.com and other major retailers in the coming weeks for $59.99.

For the latest updates about all new mophie and InvisibleShield products, upcoming events and promotions, follow ZAGG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

1Product tested by 3rd party against E. coli and staph. Antibacterial technology is for your phone and other similar devices inserted in the device; it does not directly protect the user from exposure to bacteria or provide additional health benefits.
2Handshakes are germ bombs – embrace the fist bump!” Los Angeles Times. January 9, 2014
3Mobile phones carry the personal microbiome of their owners” PeerJ: The Journal of Life and Environmental Sciences. June 24, 2014

mophie and the mophie logo are trademarks owned by mophie Inc. InvisibleShield and the InvisibleShield logo are trademarks of ZAGG Inc. ZAGG, Gear4, IFROGZ and HALO are trademarks owned by ZAGG. USB-C is a registered trademark of the USB Implementers Forum. Qi is a registered trademark of the Wireless Power Consortium. Other trademarks are those of their respective owners.

About mophie
mophie, the No. 1 selling battery case manufacturer and the No. 1 selling battery brand in the US, is a California-based, award-winning designer and manufacturer that empowers the mobile world to Stay Powerful. Widely acclaimed for innovative mobile solutions, mophie is the proud developer of the original juice pack®. mophie products are recognized for style and engineered for performance, providing a seamless integration of hardware, software and design. mophie has operations in California, Michigan, Hong Kong, and China. mophie products are available in more than 130 countries, and can be found at Apple®, Best Buy®, Verizon®, and T-Mobile® stores, as well as Sprint® and other leading retailers. Visit mophie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@mophie).

About InvisibleShield
InvisibleShield is the No. 1 selling industry standard and category creator for screen protection with more than 215 million screen protectors sold worldwide. Committed to empowering consumers to fearlessly enjoy their devices, InvisibleShield provides premium, lifetime protection against scratched, cracked and shattered screens through its military-grade solutions. InvisibleShield is based in Utah and has operations in the United States, Ireland, and China. InvisibleShield products are available worldwide and can be found at leading retailers including Best Buy®, Verizon®, AT&T®, T-Mobile®, Sprint®, Walmart®, Target®, and Amazon.com®. Visit InvisibleShield.com and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.

About ZAGG Brands:
ZAGG Brands (NASDAQ:ZAGG) is a global leader in accessories and technologies that empower mobile lifestyles. The Company has an award-winning product portfolio that includes screen protection, power management solutions, mobile keyboards, personal audio, and cell phone cases sold under the InvisibleShield®, mophie®, ZAGG®, IFROGZ®, Gear4®, and HALO® brands. ZAGG Brands has operations in the United States, Ireland, the U.K., and China. For more information, please visit the company's website at ZAGG.com.

Contacts
Media:
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Christina Rotar
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Company:
ZAGG Brands
Jeff DuBois
801-506-7336
jeff.dubois@ZAGG.com

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