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NKD Aqua Pod replicates water from a mountain stream

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December 11, 2013

The nkd AQUA POD is claimed to replicate water sourced from mountain springs

The nkd AQUA POD is claimed to replicate water sourced from mountain springs

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Companies such as Vapur and Camelbak tout the health and environmental benefits of their water bottles over bottled water. NKD Aqua toes that line but targets the luxury bottled water market by claiming its Pod replicates mountain spring water.

The NKD Aqua Pod's filtration system is made from activated coconut carbon, volcanic materials and an anti-bacterial filter, which the company claims "supercharges the water with natural minerals and electrolytes as found in nature."

The company experimented with mountain stream water, observing that the water from these regions passed through a series of natural vortices and was declustered, meaning it exhibits a reduction of surface tension and is better able to carry nutrients and oxygen. It was also slightly alkaline and charged with trace minerals and electrolytes which the company says provide improved hydration properties.

This research culminated in the company's FILTRON filtration system for which it has a patent currently pending. The company says each filter can process 175 L (46 US gal) of water – approximately 300 refills – and recommends a replacement every two months.

The bottle, which can hold 585 ml (19.8 oz) of water, is made from GRILAMID TR90 (a transparent polyamide) and features the "nkd Super Flo System" that features a squeezable "motion pad." Basically, the harder the user squeezes, the heavier the flow of water from the spout.

At the time of writing, the Kickstarter campaign for the nkd AQUA POD has raised over £2,700 (US$4,420) of its £25,000 (US$41,000) goal, offering the water bottle for a £15 (US$24.50) pledge with shipping estimated for February 2014. It is currently available in blue, yellow, red and black.

You can hear more from the team behind the NKD Aqua Pod in the team's video pitch below.

Source: NKD Aqua

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5 Comments

This sounds as though it is a much better bottle water filter than the others on the market, considering that is will also remove any bacteria in the water that may be present, along with adding electrolytes. However, all bottled water filter will leave behind the minerals and vitamins in the water, because they are never removed in the first place, so this bottle doesn't have an advantage over them in this respect. But still is a step ahead of the competition.

AdamM
12th December, 2013 @ 12:56 pm PST

Ah! But does it remove the toxic fluoride from the water? I bet it doesn't!

fejfish
12th December, 2013 @ 01:47 pm PST

How much will new filters cost?

Fred Borman
12th December, 2013 @ 05:08 pm PST

No it won't remove fluoride from the water. In order of cost least expensive to most, you can remove fluoride in your water by:

1) Becoming active in your community and demanding they stop medicating the population without their 100% consent (it would be less expensive to distribute fluoride tablets to those who want them AND in keeping with the idea that we have certain inalienable rights which NO government possesses.)

2) Reverse Osmosis Systems

3) Distilling The Water

4) Expensive filters that remove fluoride which must be replaced often

That's about it. Finally a rhetorical question; when will the people realize that a government is a non-entity (like a corporation) and is only as good, or in most cases, bad as the people entrusted with its functioning. It has no conscience, no body, no parts, but is driven by the collective greed of those administering it.

That greed then works to transfer funds from the citizens' pockets to the administrators first, and second to those citizens who keep those administrators in power.

How simple it is to grasp principles of government. We must govern ourselves, recognize that the smallest government is best (though still bad) and then realize: "Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one." - Thomas Paine

I suspect here in the USA we are at the following point: "When men yield up the privilege of thinking, the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon." - Thomas Paine

Bryan Haslett
13th December, 2013 @ 11:42 am PST

I noticed that they don't try hard to explain how it works. Do your research before buying.

JWeller
17th December, 2013 @ 11:51 am PST
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