If you thought all bottled water was safe, permit me, ladies and gentlemen, to disabuse you of that notion. Especially when you travel to some developing countries, you can’t always be sure of the quality of even “bottled water”.
Do not despair, especially if you are a road warrior whose work requires you to traverse the length and breadth of South Asian, Latin American or African lands.
If you are willing to spend less than $100 on the Portable Water and Surface Sanitiser, then your travels are less likely to end up as travails or even “tra-wails”.
This handy device is like a hand-held wand that relies on technology similar to that used to sanitise hospital instruments. It emits UV-A and UV-C rays to destroy up to 99.9% of bacteria on contact.
The next time you are faced with a dodgy source of water, simply insert the wand-like attachment into your glass of water and watch on the little LCD display as the device counts down to how much time before you have potable water.
The sanitiser is said to be effective against some of the most notorious species in the world of germs, including salmonella and E. coli, which makes this a very useful addition to your travel kit.
The device is powered by a set of four AAA batteries. It sanitises surfaces like plates or cups in as little as 10 seconds. A cup of water takes a few seconds more, but not so much that you might die of thirst waiting for the water to be made bacteria-free.