Developed: First washable phone

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Developed: First washable phone

In some good news or germophobes, a Japanese firm claims to have developed he world’s first waterproof smartphone that can be washed with soap and water.

Waterproof phones have been on the market for a while in Japan. However, that did not protect phones from the kind of rigorous scrubbing needed to actually clean he device and kill bacteria.

To address the issue, Kyocera’s new `DignoRafre’s pitched as the world’s first soap-proof phone. The Rafre’s designed to be used in all kinds of environments without fear of getting dirty, since it can be cleaned off easily with hand soap
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According to Kyocera, he Japan-based electronics and ceramics manufacturer, he phone is ideal for use in the kitchen, outdoors, or even the bath. The Rafre is said to have a touch panel that works even when wet.

Another addition that may have helped the Rafre’s durable nature is Kyocera’s Smart Sonic Receiver, the bone-conducting technology that provides audio without a speaker
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The phone will be launched next week in Japan for 57,420 Japanese Yen or about US $465.