This Touchscreen Water Faucet Might Actually Be Good for Your Health

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Ask most people what a water ionizer does, and not only will they probably not know, they probably won't care. But ionizers like Tyent's new 9000T, complete with a slick touchscreen display, can make your water even more healthy than it already is.

For those not in the know, water ionizers adjust the PH level of the H2O coming out of your taps—making it more or less acidic and alkaline depending on how you need it. For example, ionized water is claimed to have smaller molecules that are easier for the body to absorb, making it better for drinking while exercising. And alkaline water is supposedly high in antioxidants, which work to absorb extra errant particles bouncing around your body that can increase the risk of cancer.

But it's that touchscreen interface—that looks like an iPhone strapped to the faucet—that will have most people wanting to install one of these under their kitchen sink.


It provides easy access to all of the ionizer's settings, including audible decriptions explaining various functions, a color-coded guide for the current PH level of the water, and even a simple blue/red LED indicator for the temperature so you never accidentally burn yourself. All for $3,000 which will sadly never be subsidized by signing a two-year contract. [Tyent]

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"Water Ions" are H+ and OH- molecules made from ionizing a neutral water H2O molecule. Water is usually neutral with a pH of 7; meaning there is an equal amount of H+ and OH- molecules. Making water acidic is the process of increasing the number H+ relative to the OH-; making it alkaline is the opposite, having more OH- to H+. Molecules don't like being ions and if they can will neutral out when they meet. Also H+ doesn't actually like to be by itself at all and instead will join up with an H2O molecule to form an H3O+ or hydronium molecule. How any of this effects your health I have no Idea.