Shit, didn’t we deal with this fraud days ago? The only thing here I would trust enough to touch would be the power bank, because we all know that no reasonable human would touch one of the 20 per day power banks Meh sells…
@RogerWilco true. And the additional expense is a regret multiplier. But you are correct, the excitement of the unknown is lost here. I recommend sending one to a friend so they can still be surprised and disappointed. That way everyone loses.
Hygiene keys – anyone think these are anything other than ridiculous? Just use a pen or something, wash hands often, fomite transmission is apparently quite rare anyway.
KN95’s – could be worse but these are regularly up at 50 cents or so each in varying quantities.
UV-C thing: I think it’s now pretty well established that these are a scam. UVC does kill viruses and germs but it would have to be 100x as powerful, safety interlocked for eye protection, would burn your skin if you exposed it, etc. These tiny things are useless.
Mophie pack - um ok, but bring on the ones with the built in cables.
Seems ironic for Meh to be showing “bag of crap” envy but that’s what this seems like.
Perhaps provide the 3m lot number on the masks. The stated Non hospital use negates any thought of protection from covid. Maybe your power sander or raking leaves.
Saw the news story of the hospital that lost 8 million on Chinese fake N95 masks, 3M website provides proper lot numbers.
@craigcush ??? They’re "K"N95 masks. Not N95.
All the “real” N95 masks that I bought at Home Depot made by 3M before the pandemic were also “Not for Medical Use”. That in no way means that they’re useless for filtering of a large percentage of microdroplets.
edit: However, I have no idea how effective these KN95 masks are, or if they’re actually compliant with the KN95 standard.
Bought the touchless soap dispenser during a Mehrathon. It’s cheaply built, and dispenses like two rice grain-sized drops at a time after not dispensing anything for the first two attempts. Not really worth it, but I’ll keep putting up with it.
@DVDBZN Well, maybe they updated the description this time around. It does say to operate it several times to get it “primed,” i.e. to start getting soap out of it. So I’m not sure that’s a big negative. But I do believe the whole soap dispenser thing is more of a gimmick.
I understood that as needing to be primed for first use after being filled, like a traditional manual pump soap dispenser. But this one needs to be primed with each use, unlike a traditional manual pump soap dispenser.
Sure, it’s a gimmick, but it means not having to clean the soap dispenser after washing the dishes. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
The soap dispensers I’ve seen in hospitals are not touchless so that makes me think the touchless concept isn’t that helpful. You squirt soap on your hands but then you wash your hands using the soap. Some of the sinks let you activate the water with a foot pedal. With others, you are supposed to use a paper towel to turn turn off the water tap, so you don’t transfer germs from the tap handle to your just-washed hands. You’re not required to use a towel to turn the water on before washing, only afterwards, i.e. washing gets rid of germs.
It may be more stringent than that for ICU’s and surgery but that’s what I’ve seen in normal hospital rooms.
@phr Good touchless is worthwhile, but Meh will never sell them. Work (a manufacturing plant) has had Gojo/Purell touchless soap & sanitizer dispensers for decades. They use D cells, so they run forever, and they seem pretty reliable.
They’re not cheap though, pre-plague the dispensers alone were $30-60. The mechanical push type dispensers are cheaper of course, and probably easier to obtain.
Fomite! Great Word! Inanimate object capable of transferring germs. As for hand washing: Grab paper towel, stash in armpit with clothes on of course. Turn on water, get soap, use it, dry hands, use towel to turn off H2O, then again to open door, dispose. Meh to this Bag o’ Crap.
Generally, how many companies would want to potentially be on the wrong side of the law?
Personally, I think that if a type of item is not up to snuff, Meh should stop carrying that type of item.
Mundi My Personal Purifier UVC Sanitizing Wristlet
UVC light eliminates up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria
Use My Personal Purifier wristlet to sterilize [many different items]
UV lights are regulated under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) as pesticide devices when sold or distributed with claims to kill or be otherwise effective against viruses and/or bacteria
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) Section 7 requires that production of pesticides, active ingredients or devices be conducted in a registered pesticide-producing or device-producing establishment. (“Production” includes formulation, packaging, repackaging, labeling and relabeling.) Production in an unregistered establishment is a violation of the law.
@pmarin No not at all. All UVC devices that advertise, in the US, sterilization or any other germicidal uses needs one and it need to be printed on the device. It would be as simple as someone at MEH to just go pick one up and look.