You can never have too many wet wipes or Purell when traveling with kids. Now, thanks to a robot (yes, seriously) you can have one less thing to worry about on your next family vacation. Meet the CleanseBot, which zaps bacteria in hotel rooms so you can stop saying “don’t touch that” 24/7.

Launched on IndieGoGo last year, the CleanseBot is a tiny, packable bot that sanitizes and disinfects surfaces, including the hotel bed. It is built with a UV-C light that promises to prevent the spread of airborne viruses and according to the campaign page, a study found that the pint-sized bot actually kills 99.99 percent of E.coli.

The CleanseBot, which can run for three hours without needing to be charged, has three different modes. The first is an auto setting which will clean the surface of the bed underneath the blanket for 30 to 60 minutes. The second mode is a hand-held setting that allows you to clean smaller items, like the alarm clock or TV remote. The third mode turns CleanseBot into a portable charger allowing you to charge your devices using the USB-C port.

IndieGoGo backers can currently score this amazing little robot for $99. It is still in the prototype phase, but it is scheduled to deliver in April 2019. The original price is set at $259, which means the CleanseBot will likely jump to that cost when the product actually launches, so act fast if you want to score a deal.

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—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: CleanseBot via YouTube

 

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