Friday, July 16, 2010

Review/Giveaway: Purely Products

Hi!  My name is Esmé, and I am three years old!  We just got this flashlight to review, and I LOVE flashlights!  We used it to highlight the words in the Bob Book I read to Mom last night.  I wanted to take the light to bed, but Mom wouldn’t let me.
It also had this long light that I wanted to play with, but Mom wouldn’t let me…  So I’ll just let her finish the review!
Mom here… 
Thanks to Purely Products, (coordinated by MamaBuzz), we received a Pocket Purifier and Sunmate to check out.
Purely Products is a company that sells “responsible products for responsible living.  Purely is focused on developing eco-friendly products for clean and healthy living for families, while also helping kids.”
image So what is this Pocket Purifier flashlight thingy?  Let’s start with the official definition:
Handheld germ eliminating light uses UV (ultraviolet light) to sanitize surfaces (keyboards, cell phones, computer keyboards, kitchen countertops, sinks, public bathrooms & transportation, toys, pacifiers, bottoms/interior of purses & diaper bags, etc) UV nanotechnology kills 99.9% of germs that cause colds & flu, plus e-coli, salmonella, mold, fungus, and MRSA (staph) without chemicals.
Wow!  Now, of course, I can’t scientifically tell you if it does all that, but such a product sounds pretty useful, doesn’t it? 
Compact and portable (it reminds me of my first Kodak camera that used 110 film – anyone else remember those?), it's easy to carry around where cleaners and water are not…  Toilet seats are the first use that come to mind!
And since there is no liquid involved, it’s great for things that shouldn’t get wet, like cell phones and keyboards.
Of course, this would have been absolutely wonderful during the “throw everything on the ground” stage…
What I Like: 
The size and portability.
It’s eco-friendly – no dangerous chemicals, and apparently does a more thorough job of cleaning, too!
Simple to use – just turn it on and shine it where you need it to go, counting 10-15 seconds.
The UV-C bulb is reportedly effective for 9,000 hours.
The flashlight option – I wouldn’t buy it for the flashlight, but it’s a handy sideline feature.
The use of AA batteries – these are common and readily available.
It comes in PINK (and black)!  Definitely a plus from Esmé’s perspective.  :)
What I Don’t Like: 
The construction/design feels a little cheap; the battery cover doesn’t sit properly on mine.
It’s not supposed to be used on eyes or skin, which makes sense – however, flashlights have a natural appeal to kids, so this concerns me a little.  Especially if I am carrying this around everywhere in my purse – where my 3yo spends a lot of her time!
Also, portability comes with a “size price” – the effective illumination area (1/2 inch from the Pocket Purifier) is 1” x 4.”  Which means it could take a few minutes to sanitize a toilet seat…
All that being said, I’d still highly recommend this product if you’re worried about germs and are prone to colds and flu, or if you’re travelling to an area where you’d like a little extra sanitation – like a mission trip, etc.
How to Buy:
You can buy the Pocket Purifier for $29.95.  Up through August 5, you can take advantage of FREE shipping on your Purely Products order if you buy 2 items ($35 minimum) in the MamaBuzz Summer Sale.
Giveaway:
image Another product that might interest you:  Purely Products’ SunMate.  This is a compact little tool that tells you the intensity of UV rays at any given time and place so you can decide what to do about sun care protection.  You can buy the Sunmate for $19.95.  And you can also enter right here for a giveaway!
To Enter to win a SunMate from Purely Products:
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US entries only.  You have until July 30 to enter.  A winner will randomly be chosen and contacted via email.

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Anonymous said...

The Pocket Purifier would be a great item to have in my purse for shopping carts hotels etc. Thanks for the great giveaway.
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