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SteriPEN® Introduces Freedom – Small, Light, Recharargable

Hydro-Photon, Inc. is pleased to announce the new Freedom, SteriPEN’s smallest, lightest and first rechargeable UV water purifier.

Blue Hill, ME – July 14, 2011 – Hydro-Photon, Inc. is pleased to announce the latest innovation in handheld water purifiers. The new Freedom is SteriPEN’s smallest, lightest and first rechargeable UV water purifier. Eco-friendly, the SteriPEN Freedom’s integrated battery recharges via a micro USB port. Users can recharge Freedom using their computer, an AC outlet or compatible solar charger, making it ideal for outdoor, business and adventure travel. The versatile Freedom also serves as a convenient LED flashlight.

“I’m really pleased with the amazingly compact size of the Freedom,” said Miles Maiden, inventor of SteriPEN. “I think SteriPEN customers will truly be impressed by how small it is. And in a world where USB charging is becoming the standard, I think Freedom customers will appreciate recharging the device via its USB port.”

Using instant-on technology with LED indicators, the 5.1 in., 2.6 oz. Freedom is highly portable and easily fits in a briefcase, backpack, handbag, or pocket. This UV water purifier is simple to use—just remove the lamp cover, immerse the quartz-encased UV lamp and stir for safe drinking water anywhere. In just 48 seconds, the germicidal UV light destroys over 99.9% of bacteria, viruses and protozoa such as giardia and cryptosporidium.

Go anywhere … and drink safe water.

SteriPEN Freedom Product Specifications:

Dimensions: 5.1 in. (13 cm) x 1.4 in. (3.5 cm) x 0.8 in. (2.2 cm)
Weight: 2.6 oz. (74 g)
Usage: Up to 40 treatments/charge
Treatment: 16 oz. (0.5 L) in < 1 minute.
One liter volumes may be disinfected by treating twice.
Battery & UV Lamp Life: 8,000 0.5 L treatments
USB cable, AC Adapter and neoprene case included.
Available Fall 2011; MSRP $119.95;
Preview: Outdoor Retailer, August 4-7, Booth 13015

About Hydro-Photon, Inc.
Headquartered in Blue Hill, Maine, USA, Hydro-Photon, Inc. is a world leader in handheld, ultraviolet light water purifiers. The SteriPEN brand sets the standard for fast, light, easy and effective water purification. The SteriPEN product line includes the SteriPEN Classic, Sidewinder, Traveler, JourneyLCD and AdventurerOpti. Recently SteriPEN was honored as one of the Time Magazine’s Top 100 ALL-TIME greatest and influential gadgets. The Adventurer Opti won the European Outdoor Gold Award 2010 and the Backpacker Magazine Editor’s Choice Award in 2011. Hydro-Photon is privately held and information about the company, SteriPEN products, dealers, additional awards, and independent lab test results can be found at