Lifesaver – Water Bottle With Built-In Filter

Posted on Jun 4 2008 - 9:47am by Russ

LlifeSaver Water Filter

Cool inventions like the Lifesaver water filtration water bottle are making water purification easier.  Remember the water purification bike… not so easy.  The lifesaver bottle by Michael Pritchard will purify 4,000 to 6,000 liters on a single (replaceable) filter.  The filter will eliminate bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, and other microbiological waterborne pathogens.

“The invention, which won an award from Well-Tech, has a replaceable filter that’s good for 5.5 years, based on 2 liters a day. Filtering 750ml of water takes just under 1 minute, and once the cartridge expires, the unit will shut itself off. But before it can be truly effective for the masses in developing nations, something will need to be done about its $460 price.”


11 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. nuyana June 4, 2008 at 10:54 am -

    For the price of this thing I may just take some diarrhea instead.

  2. David June 17, 2008 at 1:49 am -

    Price is a little extreme, but would be a awesome part of the “just in case” kit. If this was out during Y2k i’m sure it would have sold out.

  3. kaeci July 10, 2008 at 5:14 pm -

    Well think about it… $460 is a lot less than buying 2 liters worth of water for yourself everyday for then next five years without it…

  4. Ed July 16, 2008 at 10:08 pm -

    If you order it from the Lifesaver Systems’ USA site, it is 230 USD. Still not cheap but a lot better than 230 pounds sterling.

  5. Ed July 16, 2008 at 10:09 pm -
  6. david October 16, 2008 at 12:35 am -

    Now if it would only make salt water good to drink…I’d buy it for sure.

  7. Jubjub October 16, 2008 at 2:02 pm -

    To remove salt from water just use the Watercone

  8. Swayze October 17, 2008 at 10:10 am -

    This device was supposedly invented to help supply water to areas devastated by natural disasters. While I believe that everyone is entitled to a fair profit from their ingenuity, I think the marketers of the Life Saver bottle are outright thieves. The manufacturing costs cannot possibly justify such an outrageous price. The only reason it is so expensive is that it has military applications, and the major purchasers will be governments cavalierly spending citizens’ tax dollars.

  9. CoachBrown October 31, 2008 at 2:12 pm -

    As you can see the price is coming down and likely will drop further. Like any product it’s expensive out of the gate because there are sorts of expenses with gearing up a production and quality control line. Over time these expenses can be leveraged over quantity sold.

    My thought was why this device didn’t make Time Magazine’s top 50 inventions of the year for 2007. I guess saving the world from disease and dehydration is no match for the iPhone.

  10. Samsky November 13, 2009 at 12:29 pm -

    this filter is wayyyyy out of price! how are they going to get this to people in natural disasters? how are the victims going to afford this? how much profit do they really need??

  11. sean January 28, 2010 at 11:08 am -


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