This Touch-free Tool Is an Alternative to Wearing Gloves in Public
It's a must-have for your keychain.
No matter where you are right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, you're probably searching for ways to stay safe and healthy. The CDC recommends practicing hand hygiene, including washing your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and using alcohol-based hand sanitizers, as an effective way to prevent infections. The agency has also emphasized that wearing gloves is not a substitute for cleaning your hands. And while washing your hands is crucial, using a hands-free touch tool is one way to potentially reduce the risk when you're out in public.
There are plenty of touch-free tools popping up for sale online, and we found an affordable option on Etsy that receives rave reviews from a store offering fast shipping.
BeSafe No Touch Opener
To buy: etsy.com, from $12
The tool, which is available in aluminum and copper, features a loop for your hand and a hook that you can use for a variety of things, including opening doors, pressing elevator buttons, and using keypads. Using this tool will limit your contact with high-touch surfaces at restaurants, banks, and other public places. Its sleek design allows you to easily add it to a keychain, and it will quickly become a must-have for everyday tasks, as well as future travel.
Shoppers have praised the design and functionality of this tool on Etsy. Multiple reviewers have highlighted its sturdiness, while others have called out its versatility. "[I] had a similar item for a very short time that was made of wood... It broke soon after receiving it; [I] think aluminum is a better choice! [This tool is] light and a handy size. Planning to hook it to my purse on a retractable badge/key holder," one reviewer wrote.
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