Using this nifty tool to press buttons and open doors can reduce your exposure to germs

You can currently save 33 percent on a pack of three.

Viruses can live for up to 48 hours on hard surfaces. This means dangerous germs could be lurking on handrails, buttons, and touchscreens. Washing your hands after touching these surfaces is a good defense—but what if you could avoid touching them at all? That is the concept behind the CleanKey Antimicrobial Brass Hand Tool. This pocket-size device lets you open doors and operate controls at a safe distance. You can get a three-pack now for just $49.99 at the PopSci Shop.

Even at the best of times, door levers and ATM keypads are riddled with germs. People touch these surfaces after using the same hand to cover their mouth as they sneeze or cough. According to WebMD, around 80% of infections are spread this way.

CleanKey helps you avoid these invisible germs. Thanks to a unique shape, the tool allows you to push buttons with precision and pull open doors using the hooked end.

Made from copper alloy, CleanKey has natural antimicrobial properties—it can actually kill 99 percent of all germs. It’s also strong and easy to clean, and the supplied carabiner lets you store the tool on your belt for easy access.

Normally worth $74.97, this three-pack is now only $49.99.

Prices subject to change