VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--With the spread of COVID-19 and subsequent travel bans, the travel industry has taken a significant hit world-wide. With this in mind, Canadian travel and lifestyle brand, Monos, made a quick pivot, developing a product to help consumers now and for future travel. Today, Monos announces the launch of The CleanPod, a hand-held rechargeable sanitizer that uses ultraviolet UVC light to effectively sanitize and disinfect products travellers use on a daily basis, including cell phones, bags, and more. The CleanPod is available for pre-order now, with a portion of the proceeds going to United Way Centraide Canada’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.
Best known for their sleek luggage, Monos pivoted strategy to pull back production of their upcoming travel accessory line and refocus attention on creating a solution to help the community and give back to a good cause. As a rechargeable device, the product is more sustainable and longer lasting at providing effective sanitization on a range of surfaces and products than conventional sanitizers.
“With the impact of COVID-19 growing so rapidly, we wanted to find a way our business could help our community during this difficult time,” says Victor Tam, Co-Founder of Monos, “We wanted to create a product that is beneficial to the everyday person, while also contributing to a good cause. We feel so passionately about the CleanPod because it is a product that offers a sustainable, long-term way to stay safe and sanitize, but also because we’re able to give back to our community during this time when travel is uncertain.”
With hand sanitizers, gloves and masks in short supply, there is mounting global fear surrounding the continued spread of infection. This has created a growing need for products to sanitize and kill germs and bacteria that are longer lasting and more sustainable. As a rechargeable device, the CleanPod can be used to sanitize more surfaces than liquid cleaning products.
The CleanPod is a hand-held sanitizer that uses ultraviolet UVC light to kill germs and bacteria, the same type of technology often used to clean hospital equipment. When the wand is waved over a surface, the device emits UVC rays which safely kill 99.9% of pathogens. The CleanPod is sleek, weighing less than one pound, is portable, able to fit inside most bags or purses, and is easily recharged via USB. The CleanPod also comes with both a strap and a storage bag for protection and easy travel.
The CleanPod will retail for $90.00 USD / $128 CAD, and is available for purchase at www.monos.com. In light of the devastation caused by COVID-19, Monos will be donating a portion of the proceeds from the sales of their new CleanPod product to United Way Centraide Canada’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund.
To learn more about Monos and the CleanPod, please visit www.monos.com.
Monos is a Canadian travel and lifestyle brand offering high quality, beautifully designed suitcases and inspiring people to travel in a mindful and present way – to embrace the journey as much as the destination. Lovingly designed in Canada with meticulous attention to detail, each Monos suitcase uses only the finest quality parts and materials sourced from around the world. Monos believes that in today’s throwaway society of mass consumption, more people are yearning for fewer but better things. With a ‘less is more’ design approach, Monos is on a mission to unite thoughtful simplicity with exceptional quality in its premium suitcase line. For more information on Monos’ luggage collection, visit www.monos.com.