Blue Hill, ME â€“ December 13, 2010 â€“ Hydro-Photon, Inc., the leader in handheld UV water purifiers, is pleased to announce that TIME Magazine has named SteriPENÂ® to their list of ALL-TIME 100 Gadgets. The list identifies â€œthe 100 greatest and most influential gadgets from 1923 to the present.â€ TIME recognized the SteriPEN innovation that â€œzaps and [purifies] a 16-oz. cup of water in less than a minute with ultraviolet light that eliminates over 99.9% of viruses, bacteria and protozoa that cause waterborne illnessâ€.
Miles Maiden, the inventor of SteriPEN, said â€œIt is an amazing honor to be named along side such gadgets as the Apple iPhone and Amazon Kindle. The team at Hydro-Photon Inc. plans to continue to bring new innovations to the public regularly. I'm particularly proud of the new SteriPEN Sidewinder, our hand-powered, battery-free UV water purifier. In addition to use by campers, the device provides safe drinking water for consumers when natural disasters like hurricanes and earthquakes disrupt water supplies.â€
The SteriPEN product line also includes pocket-size UV purifiers such as the Adventurer Opti and the hi-tech Journey LCD. Retail costs range from $49.95 to $99.95. For more information, visit www.steripen.com.
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. The SteriPEN product line includes the SteriPEN Classic, Traveler, Sidewinder, JourneyLCD and AdventurerOpti. 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