NTT DoCoMo and Sharp Unveil Phones With Ion Generators at CEATEC 2010

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NTT DoCoMo and Sharp have something interesting to show at CEATEC 2010 these days. It appears both companies brought with them the “Plasmacluster” series of ion-generating products, now gone portable, thanks to the IG-GM1 model. This prototype is both a phone and an ion-generator that will keep viruses away from your face, while generating a bit of ozone, like most ionizers do.

These devices are meant to be future phones with ionizers inside, chasing away viruses and bacteria from your face and making you a better and healthier person, as you chat away. Of course, there are some drawbacks here, like the larger battery consumption and potential device and health risks.

For one, ozone seems to damage health and also causes handsets to rust…

[via Engadget]