8 Water Powered Gadgets Use Variety Of Technologies
Where do all of your small spent batteries go? You know; the AAs and the Ds and the Cs and the watch, camera, yada yada yada batteries. Tell me you don't put them in the trash! Well, now you don't have to feel guilty, if you do, because new water or liquid power technologies are already available in some small gadgets and, no doubt, the trend will continue. (One of these will even run on beer!)
The gadgets we found utilize water in unique ways to obtain power. Several use the H2O battery for their power supply. The patented technology of the H2O battery uses two specially-formulated alloys - one positive and one negative - that when immersed in water produce electrical energy. When the water starts getting low in the battery environment, just replenish it. If you're not using the battery for a period of time, you can remove it from the water, let it dry, and keep it indefinitely to use again at a later time.
While water power technology is just getting its foot in the gadget door, if you like to be on the vanguard of new stuff, here are some neat water powered gadgets for your home, office, and travel needs.
1. Bedol Water Powered Clock
The Bedol uses the H2O battery and is such a neat little clock (3 x 4.2 x 4.2 inches) in its cool translucent frame. It's available in orange, blue, green, and all metallic (matching the face and bottle cap of the clock.)
2. Water Powered Clock In Water Bottle or Can
The tinted water bottles make appropriate vessels for these water powered clocks. Just twist off the cap to add water to the electrode plates within.
3. Tango Group H2O Water Powered Multifunction Clock II
Love the Tango Clock! It's a clock, an air thermometer, a timer and an alarm! And you can change the mode by just rotating the clock. Is that cool?
4. Edmund Scientific Mini Hydro Powered Clock
The Edmund Scientific clock doesn't use any batteries at all; it runs on nearly any liquid - even beer! As long as the fluid contains electrolytes, the internal converter on this little gadget will extract electrons from the fluid molecules and provide energy for the clock to run. (I wonder if Gatorade would make the clock run even faster?)
5. Amazing Water Clock
How Amazing is it when a clock doesn need any batteries to run? Pretty amazing. Apparently the water molecules just move between areas of high density to areas of low density to create energy. And this Amazing Water Clock can even serve as a bud vase! Cute!!!!
6. Pollenex Aquassager Water-Powered Massaging Wand
The Aquassager isn't just some kind of fancy showerhead. It doesn't massage you with water; it uses the water pressure to get its power (and it doesn't need much). The actual massage elements are soft, medium, and hard rubber nodes that you attach to the wand. The attachments, in addition to the massage elements, are a storage caddy that hooks onto the shower head and a 7 foot hose that allows you to easily extend the Aquassager all the way to your toes.
7. Sylvania 72450 Water Powered LED Shower Light
Another water powered shower gadget, the Sylvania LED Shower Light also uses the water pressure for power and the temperature of the water to determine its color - blue for cold and red for ouch! Save energy and turn off your bathroom light!
8. H2O Water Powered Desktop Calculator
I have to take my solar powered calculator to a sunny window or hold it directly under a light for it to work. Now, that's not handy. But with the H2O Water Powered Desktop Calculator, I can add my writing fees up for years by just adding a few drops of water to the battery every few months. Much easier.