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Scared of Tap Water? Get an iStraw!

I know a lot of folks who won't go near tap water. They are terrified of dirty water and need to make sure it's filtered. While that's not an unreasonable request, it's sometimes difficult. What if there is no water filter? Or what if you're traveling? This is where the geeky iStraw comes in hand. This compact, portable device purifies water and reduces up to 99.99999% of all waterborne bacteria. It's good for up to 500 liters of water and supposedly leaves no after taste.

I think this is pretty fantastic and can see where it would come in handy. Sure your friends might laugh at how over-cautious you're acting, but who'll be laughing when they get sick from drinking the water and you don't? Available for £19.99 (approximately $40).

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ElleJay ElleJay 10 years
neato- i'm a germ freak, so this is really cool
sumnboutme sumnboutme 10 years
tap water is actually more strictly monitored than most bottled waters
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 10 years
There is virtually no difference between Tap water, and bottled water. john Stossel, of 20/20 did tests on this. "20/20 took five bottles of national brands of bottled water and a sample of tap water from a drinking fountain in the middle of New York City and sent them to microbiologist Aaron Margolin of the University of New Hampshire to test for bacteria that can make you sick, like e. coli. "There was actually no difference between the New York City tap water and the bottled waters that we evaluated," he said. Many scientists have run tests like that and have consistently found that tap water is as good for you as bottled waters that cost 500 times more."
rubialala rubialala 10 years
I would never want to drink from this, it's totally geeky. I don't know if I trust it.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 10 years
uhm i want one of these. my tap water is atrocious! and i have no idea where our brita filter is.
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
If it worked well enough to make it safe to drink the water when you go to Mexico, I'd be game.
vina vina 10 years
That's one of those things that you rock out if you've gotten it for free. Good call on the great for traveling though. iWant an iStraw so iCan drink. :)
beingtazim beingtazim 10 years
this would be great for travelling i think.
Daisy6264 Daisy6264 10 years
You're right GeekSugar.
stopitgirls stopitgirls 10 years
I agree about the name. There is no reason for the 'i' but I have to admit it seems pretty neat. There are quite a few places I have gone and had to bring spring water for fear of whats in the tap water. I would imagine that if you are a traveller then this would pay for itself in no time
rlveronica rlveronica 10 years
Oh geez. Everything thing "I!"
millarci millarci 10 years
very cool! Not to get off topic but I think people are using the whole 'i' thing too much (like iPod, iTrip, etc). They have to stop already...
laurafox laurafox 10 years
Wow, how cool!
sissboombah sissboombah 10 years
I suppose it would work when you are camping too? Drinking from a stream? I am afraid after the horror stories about "explosive diarrhea" I have heard from friends. Ugggghhh visual language...
jhuck jhuck 10 years
I'm really getting tired of people thinking their product will be cooler with an "i" infront of the name. The ilofts in Toronto really bugged me...mostly because of their theme song. Anyway, rant over, it's fun, but I don't think I'd pay $40 for it.
Tech Tech 10 years
Soo geeky. I guess if you were traveling it might be helpful, but if you're at home you might as well just install filters.
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 10 years
ooo what?? thats awesome haha.. thats the coolest thing i have ever heard of.. and its not even TOOOO much money!
ALSW ALSW 10 years
I think that I would feel silly using it, but hey, if it's healthier...
ashleygaidhlig ashleygaidhlig 10 years
I want one!
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