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Gadgets: Smart water bottle


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Monos' new powered Kiyo UVC Water Bottle ensures people on the go have clean, purified drinking water. According to Monos, the UVC kills up to 99.9 percent of bacteria and other pathogens lurking inside the water. They also hope each Kiyo bottle can eliminate more than 100 plastic bottles per year for each user.

The travel-ready bottle is USB-C charged and holds 17 ounces of liquid. Inside is a 400mAh battery, which takes about three hours to charge for 30 days of normal use.

Once it’s charged (indicators red light will turn off) and clean, fill it with water up to the indicator line on the inside of the bottle, put the cap on, and press the power button.

Swipe across the lid of the bottle once for a 60-second quick clean (blue light) or twice for a deeper 3-minute cleaning (green light). When the light goes out, shake the bottle a few times and start drinking.

The bottle’s design is inspired by artisan pottery, with rounded edges, an attractive stone-like texture designed to mimic smooth pebbles in a riverbed. $85, available in color choices of Blue Hour, Castle Rock, Graphite, Meadow, Salt Spring, and Tuscan Sun



The AirPop was announced recently as the world’s first smart Air Wearable - the Active+ Smart Mask with Halo sensor. It’s built to help wearers get a deeper understanding of their respiratory health with a sensor bridging the gap between outside air and internal respiration.

With the Halo sensor, the mask captures breathing-related data, and with real-time data about air quality and location, the sensor can accurately tell wearers when to replace the mask’s snap-in filter.

The Halo sensor is powered by a coin-cell battery, which should last up to six months. Once powered, it works in tandem with the AirPop app (Android or iOS) through Bluetooth to collect the breathing data, which supports sharing data via Apple HealthKit. The captured data includes breathing behavior, breathing cycles, and even the pollutants that the mask has blocked during use.


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