YouPin, a remarkable device capable of disinfecting fruits and vegetables while also allowing wireless charging, is now available for sale in China. The device, manufactured by the company Ningbo Youban Intelligent Technology Co., Ltd., is currently being backed by crowdfunding and more than 3,900 Chinese users have already expressed their desire to acquire one.
This fruit and vegetable "purifier" uses a high energy ion purification technology. By means of an ionic generator, water is broken down into hydroxide ions and hydrogen ions, which interact with the bacteria and pesticides present in the products, turning them into harmless substances. Also, hydroxide ions combine with chlorine in water to form hypochlorous acid, which kills bacteria through an oxidation reaction. According to the information provided by the manufacturer, it is more than 90% effective in pesticide degradation and more than 99.99% effective as a bactericidal.
This fruit and vegetable purifier has a built-in 4,400 mAh battery and also supports wireless charging, making it capable of charging compatible smartphones. The purifier can work more than 35 times on a single charge. The machine is also IPX7 waterproof.
Its price in China is 199 yuan (€ 25 / $ 27). The company will ship the first units on January 14, 2020. From that date, it will be available for sale through China's main resellers.