Where’s the dirtiest place you’ve dropped your phone?

Your phone case might be hiding a dirty secret.

Everyone has a dirty secret, but did you know that many of them are living on your cell phone? We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but your cell phone is likely covered in bacteria. Simply put, your phone is a breeding ground for germs and can be 10 times dirtier than a toilet seat (even a public one!).

Most of us don’t think twice about toting our phones with us everywhere, from the gym to the restroom to the dinner table. Basically, the more germs you touch throughout the day, the more germs your cell phone is collecting and then transferring back to you. Yuck!

According to a survey by Deloitte, Americans check their phones about 47 times per day, which gives all of those microbes plenty of chances to move from your hands to your phone. Another study found more than 17,000 bacterial gene copies on the phones of high school students. And scientists at the University of Arizona have found that cell phones carry 10 times more bacteria than most toilet seats.

The good news? While your phone is covered in bacteria, most of the organism found are not pathogens that will make you sick. You may have Staphylococcus present on your phone, but it’s not typically the kind that will give you a staph infection.

Anti Microbial Coating

That said, we really aren’t interested in taking any risks with our health, which is why we developed a range of cases with BioCote®.  Evo Check & Studio Colour, two of our most popular mobile device cases now come with antimicrobial protection, which reduces microbes by 99.99% to keep your phone case fresher and cleaner for longer.  This protective technology isn’t just a coating, it’s incorporated throughout the case material at the point of manufacture, ensuring that your case is protected for its entire lifetime.  The antimicrobial protection in Evo Check & Studio Colour reduces odour causing and staining microbes, such as mold, and helps protect against material degradation, keeping your case hygienically clean.

Shop our full-range of anti-microbial cases here.