The Monos Kiyo purifying water bottle is a simple way to ensure you have clean drinking water at home, work or travel, and eliminate many plastic water bottles from your life.
With a screw-on top and carrying handle, it looks like a regular portable water bottle, holding 500 ml (17 ounces). But what makes the Kiyo different is that it's built with 400 mAh of internal power and UVC technology to purify the water content. Monos states it purifies water in as little as 60 seconds, and neutralizes up to 99.99% of bacteria in "deep clean" mode.
The cap has a USB-C charging port that's covered by a water-resistant tab. When it's charged, just swipe across the cap to activate the Kiyo's UVC purification system. A glowing light lets you know it's working. There are two cleaning modes, both activated from a sensor in the top of the cap. Do one swipe for a quick clean (blue light), which takes 60 seconds, and two swipes for a three-minute deep clean (green light).
This solid bottle, which weighs 11 ounces, has a design inspired by handmade artisan pottery with a speckled texture. Available in six colors, it's built with tritan, silicone, stainless steel and silex glass. With its double-walled vacuum insulation, beverages will stay hot for 12 hours or cold for 24 hours.
A USB-C charging cable is included. A full charge of the battery takes three hours, which should last for a month (monos.com, $70).