The Arc 1500, from the house of consumer lifestyle tech brand RAEGR, is a one-of-a-kind product. It’s a multi-purpose sterilization smartphone accessory priced at Rs 3,499 on Amazon and Flipkart. The device is highly portable, allowing disinfection and sterilization of personal items and gadgets. Additionally, it also allows you to wirelessly charge your smartphone.
The RAEGR Arc 1500 has a universal ultraviolet (UVC) LED-based sterilizer chamber that eradicates up to 99.9% germs, viruses and bacteria, without using any chemicals, as per the company.
Design and Build
The device is made of high-quality plastic with a premium finish and a design that is aesthetically pleasing. It comes in white colour. Slightly taller than a conventional pencil box, the chamber consists of powerful ultraviolet UVC LED tubes and does not need any chemicals to work. The chamber measures 59mm in depth, 220mm in length and 125mm in breadth. Given its compact form-factor, the Arc 1500 UVC sterilizer box can be easily carried along and used at the office, home or even in your car as it draws power from a USB port.
Besides being a sterilizer, the lid of the box also sports an in-built 10W wireless charging coil that allows you to wirelessly charge your compatible smartphones and gadgets. These include Qi-enabled handsets from Apple, Samsung, Google, Huawei, and a few others, and also Apple’s AirPods 2, AirPods Pro, and other wirelessly-chargeable devices. You need to plug in a QC2.0, QC3.0 adapter (not included) or Apple 18W charging adapter for optimum wireless charging speeds. Two type-C cables are also included in the box.
Functionalities and Performance
You can simply place your smartphones, watches, finger rings, jewellery, face masks, wallets and any other personal items that need to be disinfected before and after use. The cabin can fit even the bigger phones like Galaxy S20 Ultra, Note 10 Plus and iPhone 11 Pro Max. The sterilizer eradicates up to 99.9% germs, viruses and bacteria, leaving you a safe-to-use item in just 8 minutes. The Arc 1500 is SGS tested and carries a verified sterilization efficacy, which is tested and proven to kill Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia Coli, Streptococcus Pneumoniae, Aspergillus niger, Candida Albicans and many other harmful germs, fungus and bacteria.
The Arc 1500 UVC sterilizer box can also work as an aroma diffuser – a built-in aroma diffuser within the chamber gives out a pleasant fragrance for your disinfected items. All you need to do is to add around 6 drops of aroma essential oil into the tiny hole inside the box.
In terms of charging, this is not bad because wireless charging pads or wireless charging power banks are slower and designed to be this way when compared to their wired charging counterparts. There’s no heating in coil or phone even if you leave them together for over 5-6 hours.
The RAEGR Arc 1500 is quite innovative, multi-functional and portable which can be easily carried along wherever you wish. It’s lightweight and compactly designed and looks beautiful. On the charging front, it offers a hands-free/cord free experience while using your mobile phone. Since the sterilizer is beneficial for daily disinfection of germs, bacteria and fungi, you should use this device during the ongoing deadly COVID-19 pandemic. It’s worth spending your valuable money.