The LARQ Bottle has a light in it that kills bio-contaminants. With this bottle – and this UV-C LED light – you’ll be able to eliminate up to “99.9999% of bio-contaminants” before you take a tip of your favorite basic requirement for human life. According to the folks that make it, The LARQ Bottle is “the world’s first self-cleaning water bottle and water purification system.”
With this bottle, the user is able to destroy “harmful and odor-causing terms” in 60 seconds. You’ll press a button to start this process, and the process activates automatically every 2 hours when the bottle has power. Power comes from a battery in the cap that’ll be charged by USB.
The USB port is IPX7 standard waterproof, which means you’ll be able to hand-wash the cap without worry of destroying the electronics within. The makers of this bottle suggest that a single battery charge can last for several weeks, depending on the number of cycles the cap runs through in a day.
Note that this bottle does not destroy matter – it destroys bacteria DNA. Per the company’s Q&A, “How clean must the water be? A a minimum, it should be clear to the eye with no heavy sediment.” So it’s not like you’ll be dipping into radioactive sludge, hoping to take a sip after you tap the light button. This is for water you might already, maybe, possibly be OK with drinking in an emergency.
The newest version of the LARQ Bottle is slightly larger than its previous edition and costs approximately $23 more for the privilege of holing just a BIT more water. For $118 you’ll get a big, extremely well-designed and beautifully-colored bottle that kills E-Coli – is that worth the cash to you?