Interesting. Very interesting.
From the NYTimes:
TRAVELERS who donâ€™t trust the water from a mountain stream or a hotel-room faucet have often used chemicals or filters to purify it. Now they have a high-tech option as well: swirl the water with a portable, lightweight wand that beams rays of ultraviolet light.
Video at Steripen booth from 2007’s annual Travel Goods Show in Las Vegas.
Duration: 4min 39 sec
How to use the Steripen JourneyLCD
Duration: 7min 2sec
Available at REI, LL Bean, etc.
Retails at $129.95 (Ouch!)
Uses CR123 Batteries, most often seen in digital cameras.