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A Coronavirus Era Tool That Looks as Good as It Works? We’ll Take It

We wouldn’t be shy about using Craighill’s beautiful new touch tool in public.


Since coronavirus crippled the world, people have been understandably hesitant to touch public surfaces. Workarounds to touching elevator buttons, doorknobs and the like have involved a lot of elbow maneuvering and spare napkins. A number of brands have released no-touch tools for people to safely interact with their environment without using their bare hands, but few have looked good while doing so.

Craighill, the New York-based brand making some of our favorite useful knick-knacks, just released its Sigma touch tool. Named and shaped after the Greek letter Sigma, the little brass gadget acts as an intermediary between yourself and high-touch surfaces. Health officials have said that coronavirus can live on surfaces for days, but copper surfaces, like those made of brass, are an exception. Studies show that surfaces made of copper, which is antimicrobial, kills bacteria and viruses almost immediately on contact.

While Craighill’s Sigma touch tool won’t solve all your problems, it is an extra line of defense for making sure you don’t contract or spread coronavirus. The Sigma touch tool is available now for $30 on Craighill’s website.

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Tyler Chin is Gear Patrol’s Associate Staff Writer.
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