With social distancing measures looking to be a sure thing for at least the near future, face masks and hand sanitsers have been the main focus of helping protect yourself and prevent the spread of coronavirus. But we've found a gadget, easily found on Amazon and other popular retailers, that can also keep you safe and germ-free: no-touch door openers.
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These contactless door openers reduce the need to touch surfaces where bacteria and viruses may live. We use ours to:
- Open doors by using the handy hook end on door handles of buildings and supermarket fridges
- Input our PIN at cash points and shop keypads
- Press lift buttons
TOP PICK: This contactless tool ticks all the boxes: it's made from anti-microbial copper, is keychain ready, has two handy stylus tips and comes in five modern colours
iSOUL Copper Contactless Door Opener Tool, £5.95, Amazon
The concept is simple: the tool resembles a giant key, but is designed with an ergonomic handle, hook and pointer tip. With no moving parts, it’s easy to use as a substitute for your fingertips when it comes to day to day actions like pressing buttons or opening doors.
Believe us, it will make your post-lockdown life a bit more stress-free!
Sigma Brass Touch Tool, £21.58, Shopbop
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You can get contactless door openers in virus-resilient brass, on keychains or even with stylus-style tips so you can even use them on your mobile screen. Touch-free door opener tools are relatively inexpensive, and there are even some high fashion options.
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If you're ready to try out a contactless life for yourself, check out these handy door-opening gadgets on Amazon and more online shops that are just waiting to be put to work...
Shop the best touchless door opener gadgets: Amazon
This keychain-ready gadget with stylus point comes with an extra and has a five-star rating on Amazon
KINGSBOM EDC Door Opener Tool, pack of two, £6.99, Amazon
An easy-to-clean plastic door opener tool that comes in four colours
Boxer Gifts PushMe PullYou Door Opener Hook Tool, £5.99, Amazon
The set of two brass tools come with carrying pouches
Virus isolation brass door opener, pack of two, £3.89, Amazon
You can use this brass door opener on anything from doors and buttons to shopping carts and certain touchscreens.
Germshield brass door opener, £3.95, Amazon
Shop the best contact-free door opener gadgets: Etsy & more
There are also contactless door openers options available from other retailers, from Shopbop to Etsy.
No Hands antimicrobial keyring, $10, Firebox
Cause and Effect Keep Your Distance Ring, £28.77, Shopbop
A handmade vintage look door pull described by one reviewer as 'a work of art'
Copper door touch tool, £15, Etsy
A five-star door opener gadget created from a solid piece of 360 brass
Keychain touch tool, £26, Peel
Forty percent of proceeds from this no-touch tool benefit the Lady Garden Foundation
Korona Gadget, £15, Sweetnam & Bradley
More ways to keep your hands & belongings virus-free
No touch door openers are a clever invention and there are other gadgets, too, that are increasing in popularity, from UV light sterilisers to sanitise belongings like parcels and mobile phones when you come back from venturing outside, to no contact thermometers to check your temperature quickly and easily.
We're all looking for ways to keep our hands clean with the help of door opener tools and options like anti-viral gloves.
är Self-Cleaning Anti-Viral Gloves, more colours available, £22, är
Eluto UV Steriliser Box, £22.98, Amazon
There’s only one thing for sure – we’ll definitely be adjusting our daily life and habits to the new normal.
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