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This gadget opens doors for you so you'll never have to touch a handle again

These handy no-touch door opener tools start at £4.95 on Amazon

Karen Silas

With social distancing measures looking to be a sure thing for at least the near future, face masks have been the main focus of helping protect yourself and prevent the spread of coronavirus. But we've found a gadget on Amazon that can also keep you safe and germ-free: no-touch door openers. These contactless door openers help to reduce the need to touch surfaces like door handles, cash point keypads and lift buttons where bacteria and viruses may live.

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 can be easily found on Amazon, and there are even some high fashion options.

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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.

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If you're ready to try out a contactless life for yourself, check out these three handy door-opening gadgets on Amazon that are just waiting to be put to work...

Shop touchless door opener gadgets on Amazon:

isoul contactless door opener tool

This contactless tool comes in five modern colours

iSOUL Copper Contactless Door Opener Tool, £7.95, Amazon

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kingsbom door opener tool 2

This keychain-ready gadget comes with an extra and has a five-star rating on Amazon

KINGSBOM EDC Door Opener Tool, pack of two, £14.99, Amazon

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pushme pullyou

An easy-to-clean plastic door opener tool that comes in four colours

Boxer Gifts PushMe PullYou Door Opener Hook Tool, £5.99, Amazon

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handy dolphin door opener tool

UK made from solid brass in a cool curved design 

Handy Dolphin Keychain, £11.95, Amazon

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nhs touchless door opener tools

The set of two brass tools come with carrying pouches

Virus isolation brass door opener, pack of two, £14.99, Amazon

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germshield

You can use this brass door opener on anything from doors and buttons to shopping carts and certain touchscreens.

Germshield brass door opener, £4.95, Amazon

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There are also contactless door openers options available from other vendors, from Accessorize to Etsy.

accessorize door opener tool

This touch-free opener doubles as a cute gold keychain - and the price is right, too

Hygienic door handle opener, £4, Accessorize

door puller etsy best contactless opener

A handmade vintage look door pull described by one reviewer as 'a work of art'

Copper door touch tool, £10.37, Etsy

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peel contactless door opener best

A five-star door opener gadget created from a solid piece of 360 brass

Keychain touch tool, £27, Peel

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lady garden best contact door opener

Forty percent of proceeds from this no-touch tool benefit the Lady Garden Foundation

Korona Gadget, £15, Sweetnam & Bradley

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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 touchless thermometers to check your temperature quickly and easily. 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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