Need to hit the trail at 6 am sharp? Want to time your moonlight photograph just right? Exploring in the back country often means rising early in order to get a jump start on the day. No one wants to lug around heavy, unreliable batteries, so the newest Bedol Water-Powered alarm clock eliminates them entirely.
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many people are taking a second look at their essential devices, and those that don’t require traditional power are definitely desirable. We’re sure Bedol was just trying to be clever when they pitched this device as a “clock that will come in handy if the power goes off.” However, if you’re facing 50 mph winds or a flooded basement, a water-powered alarm clock is the last thing on your mind, although this water-powered LED lamp and phone charger might come in handy.
The Squirt clock (pictured above) as well as the other water-powered clocks in Bedol’s line up, keeps perfect time without requiring batteries or electricity. Just fill the reservoir with tap or rain water, and the clock will work for up to SIX MONTHS, according to the company. The Squirt features a daily or hourly alarm (for all those things you do once an hour) and easy to set 12 hour or 24 hour clock. No word about whether it works with polluted sewer water like what’s filling the basements of those in New York and New Jersey, of course.
Like other water-powered gadgets we’ve featured in the past, the clock’s internal technology converts ions in the water into clean energy power. We’re obviously poking fun at this trivial gadget, but don’t dismiss the technology. Although it’s being used for a silly purpose here, it could be a game changer on a larger scale.