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— Outdoors

Nemo's Helio outdoor shower delivers pressurized hot water all over the outdoors

By - May 1, 2012 4 Pictures
In an attempt to reach out to potential campers and backpackers that don't like the idea of goin' natural for days on end, tent and gear manufacturer Nemo Equipment has developed the Helio shower. Lying between bulky powered systems and basic portable gravity showers, it uses a lightweight, manual pressure system to give you a warm clean-down in the wilderness. Read More

Horizontal Shower gives new direction to keeping clean

If you find standing up in the shower just too strenuous then the Horizontal Shower from German company Dornbracht could be just the thing for your bathroom. It features an array of six “Water Bar” showerheads built into a horizontal platform that is attached to the wall, with another platform below on which to recline. Read More
— Mobile Technology

iDevices unveils iShower water-resistant Bluetooth speaker for Apple and Android devices

By - January 6, 2012 1 Picture
From iDevices, the iPeople behind the iGrill, comes iShower - a battery-powered, Bluetooth-enabled, water-resistant speaker for what its makers charmingly refer to as "aqua-centric environments." The iShower can stream music from any Bluetooth-enabled Apple or Android device, apparently to an impressive range of up to 200 feet (60 meters). Well iNever. Read More
— Around The Home

H2O Power radio runs on water from the shower

By - March 15, 2011 3 Pictures
For all the people out there who like listening to the radio while they’re in the shower, various companies offer waterproof battery-operated “shower radios.” There’s nothing particularly wrong with these radios, but ... why change or recharge the batteries if you don’t have to? No, we’re not suggesting running a power cord into the shower. Instead, you might be interested in getting an H2O Power water-powered radio. Read More
— Around The Home

Haier Power Pad takes energy from shower water and returns it to hot water system

By - July 31, 2010 21 Pictures
The Haier PowerPad is a concept device shown at SinoCES which captures the energy contained within the water that runs off our bodies every morning in the shower, and returns said energy to the hot water tank. Haier claims the PowerPad is currently capturing and returning 15% of the energy coming out of the faucet and by the time it goes on sale six weeks from now, that figure will be 20-30%. Haier is one of the world’s most innovative companies and is hence foolish to bet against, but we’re struggling to understand the technologies being used and just how optimistic the claims are. Read More
— Environment

Water Pebble watches you (and your water usage) in the shower

By - March 11, 2010 2 Pictures
In today’s water-conscious environment, any device that helps conserve precious H2O should be applauded. Paul Priestman from design company Priestmangoode has created the Water Pebble – a gadget that monitors how long you’re taking in the shower by flashing red when it’s time to get out. But what makes Water Pebble different from other timing devices is that the Water Pebble memorizes how long you took for your first shower and sets about gradually minimizing the amount of water you use by reducing the time it takes for the device to flash red in subsequent showers. Read More
— Around The Home

Personalize your showering experience – even remotely – with the Moen ioDIGITAL

By - January 22, 2010 3 Pictures
Currently, your iPod might have your favorite songs personalized the way you like them and your laptop might be customized with your own homepage material. But what about your shower or bath? Do they know what you like? An easy-to-use interface for your bathroom is now available from Moen that gives you the ability to set and maintain water temperature, levels and flow with electronic precision – even remotely. The ioDIGITAL is available for three Moen products: the vertical spa, shower and Roman tub. Read More
— Outdoors

Hotjugz portable hot shower

By - March 7, 2007 2 Pictures
March 8, 2007 Simple and effective and incredibly useful. The US$60 HOT JUGZ portable shower offers a hot, long-lasting, portable shower. As it uses human power, it can be operated anywhere, and because it weighs just 4lb, it’s easy to get it there. Hot Jugz Showers will run for over two minutes on just 15-20 pumps and with over two gallons capacity, the shower can last up to 16 minutes. The idea is that you fill up the insulated jug with hot water and it will remain warm for extended periods of time (six hours for the Commando unit and four hours for the cheaper US$50 unit). This makes it ideal for sports, camping, hunting, giving the dog a wash before it gets in the car and will even serve as a car or boat wash. It’s a kinda cool and very useful promotional item to boot, as they can be ordered in a variety of colours with your company's logo. Via Gizmodo Read More
— Environment

Aerated showerhead cuts water use by 30 per cent

By - November 16, 2006 1 Picture
November 17, 2006 With man’s mismanagement of the environment now firmly on the global agenda thanks to the growing evidence of global warming, water conservation is now an issue for everyone. Water, like money, is a very finite resource and if we don’t stop splashing it against the wall, we’re going to have serious long terms problems – all of us – not just the poor nations of the world but the rich nations too. So it was good news this week when we found that Australia’s national research agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), has found a way to use a third less water when you shower, without diminishing the experience in any way. CSIRO scientists have developed a simple ‘air shower’ device which, when retrofitted to existing showerheads, fills the water droplets with a tiny bubble of air. The result is the shower feels just as wet and just as strong as before, but now uses much less water. The device is expected to retail for less than AUD$20 and be installed by householders. CSIRO is now seeking a suitable commercial partner to manufacture and market the technology globally. The CSIRO invention uses venturi technology. Read More

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