First of all, I want it to be noted that any water is already drinkable, it just might might give you diarrhea and/or worms. Me? I'm fine with that. But for those of you who weren't raised in a cave by wolves there's Camelbak's 'All Clear' UV water bottle. It blasts the germs out of your water with killer UV rays.
The LCD screen on the cap pretty much walks you through it. It counts down the 60 seconds it takes to purify the water and includes information about your battery life. The only thing you have to do is swish the water around while the bulb zaps your water to ensure all the water is treated and you are good to go. The UV bulb is supposed to kill the bulk of all bacteria, viruses and protozoa -- in fact all but .01 percent of each type of intestinal nightmare per 25 ounces of water, according to stats released by the company.
The UV bulb is projected to last for 10,000 cycles that should clean approximately 101 ounces of water a day for seven years. Plus, the battery is rechargeable.
Not a bad idea, right? But let's say there's, oh I don't know, a turd in the bottle. Would it still kill all the bacteria in that? Would I need to break it up with a stick first? "How about you not scoop water with a turd in it?" Oh sure, Mr. Perfect Hand-Eye Coordination over here!
Hit the jump for an unbelievably cheesy commercial/demo.
Thanks to ash, who purifies water the old fashioned way: with a magic spell.