Do you often forget to buy a bottle of water when you’re traveling, and at some point, you realize you’re thirsty and you’re in the middle of nowhere? Fontus is an intelligent bottle that turns thin air into drinking water.
This bottle collects moisture from the air and converts it into water through condensation, the whole process taking less than an hour. The fresher the air, the cleaner the water is.
The Austrian Kristof Pruning, the creator of the bottle, had the idea to help the people who don’t benefit from a potable water source near the house, and in this situation, there are quite a lot of people… about 1.2 billion. The industrial designer wanted to make a portable gadget so the water will no longer be a luxury for some people.
Fontus also includes a small solar panel that always powers the bottle and makes it ready to produce water. The device can filter out dust and harmful allergens so you don’t drink contaminated water. In the future, the Austrian wants to build these bottles based on carbon fiber, which will result in a more intense water purification process, regardless of air quality.
At this moment, there is a campaign with the aim of reducing the price of this smart bottle to less than 100 dollars.