Fill It, Crank It, Drink It with the New SteriPEN® Sidewinder

Hydro-Photon, Inc., the leader in handheld UV water purifiers, announced today their latest product innovation, the SteriPEN® Sidewinder, the world’s first battery-free, portable UV water purifier.
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Blue Hill, ME – July 15, 2010 – Hydro-Photon, Inc., the leader in handheld UV water purifiers, announced today their latest product innovation, the SteriPEN® Sidewinder, the world's first battery-free, portable UV water purifier.

The SteriPEN Sidewinder features an exclusive UV system that destroys waterborne bacteria, viruses and protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium. Its hand-powered system is as efficient as it is effective: just 90 seconds to purify one liter of water. Retailing for $99.95, the Sidewinder purification system includes a SteriPEN Pre-Filter for use prior to treatment if the water contains particulates as well as a one-liter Tritanâ„¢ BPA-free bottle.


Using the Sidewinder is as easy as 1-2-3:

1.Fill BPA-free one-liter bottle (included) and attach the Sidewinder.
2.Flip bottle and Sidewinder upside down and unfold the handle.
3.Crank until green LED indicates successful purification.

“The Sidewinder is an eco-friendly solution for outdoor adventurers and campers who don't want to be tied to batteries,” said Miles Maiden, the founder of Hydro-Photon, Inc. “It's also essential in emergency situations when the fresh water supply is disrupted. With the Sidewinder, you can crank up safe drinking water anywhere, anytime.”

At 8.6” x 5.5” x 3.8” and weighing only 16.6 ounces, the battery-free Sidewinder is extremely packable and portable. Plus, with no parts to replace or filters to clean, the Sidewinder is always ready to go. It's economical too: the Sidewinder purifies 8,000 liters at less than two cents per liter, about five cents per gallon.

SteriPEN Sidewinder will be shown at the European Outdoor Show, July 15-18 and the Outdoor Retailer Show, August 3-6, 2010. Sidewinder will be available to consumers September 2010.


About Hydro-Photon, Inc.
Headquartered in Blue Hill, Maine, USA, Hydro-Photon, Inc. is a world leader in handheld, ultraviolet light water purifiers. The SteriPEN brand sets the standard for fast, light, easy and effective water purification. Hydro-Photon is privately held and information about the company, SteriPEN products, dealers, and independent lab test results can be found at www.steripen.com

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