SteriPEN Sidewinder Purifier Blasts Dirty Water With UV Rays

Fresh from this year's Outdoor Retailer expo comes SteriPEN's new Sidewinder portable water purifier. You can leave the batteries at home on your next trip, as the Sidewinder only needs a good cranking to power its germ-killing UV bulb. » 8/05/10 8:40pm 8/05/10 8:40pm

What Is This?

An escaped amusement park water ride boat? A crashed, insectoid UFO that's stuck struggling on its back, turtle-style? A conveniently all-powerful plot device in a Hollywood summer action movie? A Roomba grain harvester? » 8/21/09 1:40pm 8/21/09 1:40pm

Sulis Personal Water Purifier: A Bottle-Top Device That Could Save Lives

We've already written about the LifeStraw, a product that could save the lives of the 1.5 million under-fives who die each year from drinking untreated water, and here's another. Developed by an Israeli company called Water Sheer, the Sulis personal water purifier (named after the Roman goddess of spring water) is a… » 3/23/07 10:26am 3/23/07 10:26am

SteriPEN UV Water Purifier

Ever find yourself in [undefined country] and run out of bottled water to drink? Use the SteriPEN Water Purifier to kill bacteria, viruses and protozoa without using chemicals or boiling. Simply stir for less than a minute and the water's safe to drink. » 5/30/06 7:30am 5/30/06 7:30am

LifeStraw - $2 Saves a Life

Mike over at pointed out this interesting device. It's a water purifier that costs about $2 and lasts about one year. There are no replaceable or electric parts and it uses simple suction to filter out most major pathogens. Over 6,000 people, mostly children, die of water-borne diseases each day. The… » 8/17/05 10:31am 8/17/05 10:31am