Here’s a gadget for the traveler that doesn’t always have safe water to drink available. The SteriPEN Freedom UV Water Purifier is a 5-inch x 1-inch, 2.6 oz. device that purifies water for safe drinking. SteriPEN gives you the freedom to go anywhere, whether you’re hiking, camping, or traveling in a third world country.
SteriPEN is easy use. Just remove the lamp cover, immerse the quartz-encased UV lamp into your water container, and stir. The green indicator light lets you know when it’s safe to drink the water. The device is auto-timed for 48 seconds which is all the time it needs for the germicidal UV light to destroy over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses, and the like.
The SteriPEN’s integrated battery is rechargeable by computer via the USB port, AC outlet, or compatible solar charger. You get up to 40 treatments per charge. Over a lifetime, it provides 8000 16 oz. water treatments.
The SteriPEN Freedom UV Water Purifier comes with a USB cable, AC Adapter, and neoprene case. It sells for $120.