MacRumors Giveaway: Win a 'Cell' UV Sanitizer and Wireless Charger From Ampere

For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Ampere to offer MacRumors readers a chance to win a UV sanitizer and wireless charger called Cell, which is designed to kill the germs on the surface of a smartphone within a minute.

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Priced at $80, Cell features a Qi-enabled wireless charging base that can charge your iPhone up when needed, but the top pops off and there's an expandable silver-infused antimicrobial shell with UV lights inside that are able to sterilize germs on your ‌iPhone‌ and other small accessories like the AirPods, Apple Pencil, and more.

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To use it, you just pull the top off, expand the sides, place your items inside, and let the light do its work. When done, you can collapse it back down into a wireless charger that's also portable enough to go anywhere. The expandable portion of the charger is made from a flexible silicone that can partially expand in landscape mode to create an ideal viewing angle for watching videos, or in portrait mode for FaceTime calls.

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There are two 15W wireless chargers in the Cell that offer a large charging surface regardless of placement, and the design of the Cell allows it to charge a smartphone of any size. It will charge the ‌iPhone‌ at 7.5W and Samsung devices at 15W, with a grippy silicone surface keeping the smartphone in place. There's a USB-C output port on the Cell so you can attach a cable to charge a secondary device like an Apple Watch or an ‌iPhone‌ with the appropriate USB-C cable.

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For UV sanitizing, the Cell features four 250-280nm UV lights that are able to remove most germs at the DNA level within a minute, which is useful at a time when we're all concerned about sanitation and the cleanliness of the objects we touch on a regular basis. Smartphones can be rife with germs because we touch them so often, and it's not always easy to get iPhones and other small accessories like AirPods clean.

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Though designed with its tent-like expanding design to sanitize iPhones and other small objects, the light inside the Cell can also be used while held over larger objects like MacBooks. Cell is available in black, red, or a unique glow-in-the-dark material.

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Cell is accompanied by several antimicrobial accessories, including an 18W PD mini adapter for charging, a USB-C to USB-C cable, and a Made for iPhone-certified USB-C to Lightning cable for charging the ‌iPhone‌ with the extra port, plus there are optional add-ons like a travel case, antimicrobial cable organizer, and UV self-cleaning water bottle. Pre-orders are available now, with orders expected to ship out in late October.

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We have seven Cell wireless charger and sanitizers to give away to MacRumors readers, with each prize pack to include all of the above listed accessories. To enter to win our giveaway, use the Gleam.io widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winners and send the prizes. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, following us on Instagram, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

Due to the complexities of international laws regarding giveaways, only U.S. residents who are 18 years or older and Canadian residents (excluding Quebec) who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory are eligible to enter. To offer feedback or get more information on the giveaway restrictions, please refer to our Site Feedback section, as that is where discussion of the rules will be redirected.


The contest will run from today (October 2) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on October 9. The winners will be chosen randomly on October 9 and will be contacted by email. The winners will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before new winners are chosen.

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Top Rated Comments

Unity451 Avatar
50 months ago
I can't wait until next week's giveaway of a bottle of snake oil that doubles as a Qi charger.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
twistedpixel8 Avatar
50 months ago
If only you knew how many germs are on you right now.

UV sterilizing your phone is for people who wear a mask during a pandemic but leave their nose out.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Victor Mortimer Avatar
50 months ago

1st viruses are germs.
2nd what you said before you mentioned viruses, was true and also applies to viruses including covid (proven by the fact that kids don’t get sick from it, as they can adapt to these exposures easily)
Kids don't just get sick from it, some of them die.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronavirus-florida-6-year-old-girl-youngest-death/
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
topdrawer Avatar
50 months ago

This is an interesting implementation. It's a bit bulky for a Qi charger, but the sterilization feature is a good trade-off.
is it tho? how many people handle your phone?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BigDO Avatar
50 months ago
This will be a great museum piece in a couple of decades, to substantiate a narrative of fearmongering and general hysteria associated with this year.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Victor Mortimer Avatar
50 months ago
This is NOT a good idea.

UV can damage some of the materials used in the iPhone.

Just use an alcohol wipe. https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT207123
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)