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Quartz is a water bottle that cleans itself

It also purifies your water thanks to a UV-C light in the cap.

The Quartz Bottle will be available purifies water and cleans itself automatically.

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The cap of the Quartz contains a UV-C light that purifies water and keeps the bottle clean.

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Admit it, you clean your water bottle sparingly, at best. The Quartz Bottle, which was on display today at the CES tech show in Las Vegas, wants to take over the responsibility by using ultraviolet light to keep itself and your water clean. 

Here's how Quartz works: The cap of the 18-ounce (about half a liter) bottle contains a UV-C light that activates every four hours. According to Quartz, that UV light purifies your water and the bottle itself.

Quartz will cost $99 when it goes on sale later this year (converts to roughly AU$125, £75). There's already plenty of interest in it, as the company raised almost $1.4 million during its Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign last year.

Features

  • Charges with USB
  • One charge lasts two to three months
  • Available in five colors: black, pink, blue, white and mint
  • Double-insulated to keep liquids cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours

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