PumPix: a wearable sanitising dispenser to help fight germs

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If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s that would should be more cognisant about washing our hands. It’s also a good idea to disinfect surfaces that you touch often such as smartphones, smartwatches, grimy door handles, light switches and the like. Sure you could carry a small bottle of sanitiser liquid in your bag, but there may be a better way.

Step in PumPix. You won’t find another wearable like this. It won’t count your steps or track your sleep or count your calories. This is because it does not have high-tech electronics inside. PumPix does one thing and one thing only. It dispenses liquid sanitiser from your wrist.

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The gizmo hit Kickstarter a few days ago and is slightly above its $5,000 funding goal with 19 days to go before the campaign closes. A $29 pledge will have one of these delivered to your door in August.

The thing takes the shape of a sleek wrist band. Simply fill up the gadget with the desired liquid. From there its a matter of pulling the physical backwards sliding button whenever you want to disinfect something – whether its your hands or an object around you.

The elevator button activates the inner chamber with one pump. There is enough liquid with a single spray to clean both hands. When it’s empty, simply refill for more spray action.

PumPix is made and produced entirely in the US. It might be especially useful for older adults and populations particularly vulnerable to the coronavirus. But even beyond the current pandemic, the inexpensive gadget may be useful for avoiding colds, other flues, stomach bugs and helping maintain cleanliness all day.

Price: $29 and up

Funding open:

$6,453 raised out of $5,000 goal
19 days left

Estimated delivery: August 2020

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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