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:
This contactless tool comes in five modern colours
iSOUL Copper Contactless Door Opener Tool, £7.95, Amazon
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
An easy-to-clean plastic door opener tool that comes in four colours
Boxer Gifts PushMe PullYou Door Opener Hook Tool, £5.99, Amazon
UK made from solid brass in a cool curved design
Handy Dolphin Keychain, £11.95, Amazon
The set of two brass tools come with carrying pouches
Virus isolation brass door opener, pack of two, £14.99, Amazon
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.
This touch-free opener doubles as a cute gold keychain - and the price is right, too
Hygienic door handle opener, £4, Accessorize
A handmade vintage look door pull described by one reviewer as 'a work of art'
Copper door touch tool, £10.37, Etsy
A five-star door opener gadget created from a solid piece of 360 brass
Keychain touch tool, £27, Peel
Forty percent of proceeds from this no-touch tool benefit the Lady Garden Foundation
Korona Gadget, £15, Sweetnam & Bradley
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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