We ve all heard about how our smartphones can become a haven for germs, so Japan has come up with a solution: Toilet paper for handsets.
It s true – the smaller-than-usual dispensers have recently showed up alongside their big bros in more than 80 stalls in seven restroom facilities at Narita international airport, one of Tokyo s two main air transportation hubs.
It means that while you re sitting there doing what you gotta do, you can grab a sheet or two of the special paper and give your phone a vigorous wipe, thereby ridding your handset of any bacteria that happens to be clinging to it.
Aimed primarily at incoming tourists, the special paper is the brainchild of Japanese mobile giant NTT Docomo.
Besides a Welcome to Japan message and another encouraging visitors to use the paper to wipe down their smartphones, the unique toilet tissue also contains helpful information on wi-fi and travel services.
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