Anyone who's seen our new Bedol Water Clock agrees it's one of the coolest green gadgets for Christmas 2009. They also ask, how does it work?
This unique digital clock runs on tap water. No batteries, no electricity, no chemicals and no winding - just 100% natural power. It's the greenest timepiece of its kind.
The power comes from a charge created by the ions in the water when they interact with the two metal poles inside the clock. The ions in the water are turned into electrical current for continuous, clean energy. Simply fill the tank with tap water ... and the Bedol Water Clock is all set for perfect timekeeping. Depending on the ingredients in the local water system, some people report it’s necessary to change water after 6 – 12 weeks, for others it just keeps running. When you do change the water the microchip remembers the time while you are doing the refilling.
The previous model of the Bedol Water Clock required lemon juice to work. Launched just last month, this new model features the addition of an alarm and works on water alone. It's a great gift under $35 for any green-minded person on your list - and an ideal travel accessory for any globetrotter.
The Bedol Water Alarm Clock is available online in Canada at Vancouver-based eco boutique Lavish & Lime.
If you have any thoughts or ideas about our new water clock, we'd love to hear from you! Please leave a comment below.