The DeGERM-inator UV-5D portable ultraviolet sanitizer uses short-wave UV (germicidal) light to destroy or render harmless a wide range of disease-causing bacteria and viruses, the company said.

Shine the UV light over any smooth, nonporous surface to be disinfected at a distance of one-half inch (1.3 cm) or less for six to eight seconds. The short-wave UV rays “will kill virtually all germs, including influenza, salmonella, E.coli, streptococcus, staphylococcus, hepatitis and much more,” the company said.

The DeGERM-inator provides four to six hours of use on four AA alkaline batteries or unlimited use when powered by the AC adapter.