Bedol pioneered good looking battery free timepieces
Travel clock and Smiley are two nice designs
But how, and how long, do they work?
Batteries for small items like clocks are a small but annoying drain on the housekeeping budget and shopping time, but a small number of makers now supply clocks which can run on water for five years or even longer.
Two of the best designs are from Bedol, the Traveler Alarm and the Smiley Alarm, available direct from Bedol in California, and they will run for years with merely topping up with tapwater occasionally – with six months or even longer between refills (we tested three versions for six years and found two lasted for five years and one is still going strong).
The $16 Bedol Traveler Alarm Clock is well executed efficiency and simplicity in a form suitable for executive travel and the $39 Smiley, available in various attractive colors, is one large water drop in theme, a warm hearted bulge appropriate for bathroom or even bedroom..
The Bedol Water Alarm Clock Traveler.
This travel sized timepiece not only runs on all natural ingredients, it also does its part to reduce the carbon footprint.. Alternative sources of energy, such as powering consumer products with water are important ways to reduce the carbon footprint.
The Bedol Water Clock keeps perfect time without requiring batteries or electricity. Just open the top cap and fill with about 1/8 cup of tap water! The amazing Bedol Water Clock converts ions in the water into clean energy power. Water won’t need to be replaced for 26 weeks or more and its simple and fun to do. Built-in memory chip remembers time so you don’t have to reset. This eco-friendly timepiece is the perfect size for travel! Features a daily or hourly alarm and easy to set 12 hour or 24 hour clock. The perfect alarm clock for traveling, you never need to buy batteries! The Bedol Water Clock. Time powered by water, join Bedol in another leap forward towards a greener planet.
The Bedol Smiley Alarm clock
An attractively sculpted form reminiscent of a large raindrop is seen in the Bedol Smiley clock, which runs for more than five years with tapwater refills, and possibly longer.
Reduce your carbon imprint by keeping time with tap water! This water-powered alarm clock keeps perfect time without requiring batteries or electricity. Just pop open the cap and fill with tap water! The amazing Bedol Water Clock converts ions in the water into clean energy power. Water won’t need to be replaced for 6 months or more and it’s simple and fun to do. A built-in memory chip ensures you never need to reset the time. Features a daily or hourly alarm and an easy to set 12 hour or 24 hour clock.
The organic design captures the natural beauty and grace of water, taking its inspiration from the moment a water drop splashes against the ground. Eco-friendly in both function and design, The Bedol Water Clock is a truly unique accessory for home or office.
Smiley is available in six vibrant colors including red, green, orange, blue, yellow and charcoal. Measures 6.5” tall x 4” diameter.
The Bedol clocks have appeared on NBC, CBS, ABC and other TV and print media since they were introduced in New York at Javits in 2009. Live Customer Support and Orders Call : 909-626-0388 or visit the shop which stocks a variety of unusual items at Bedol What’s Next 1120 Dewey Way, Suite H Upland, CA 91786 USA.
So these clocks are a step forward in saving the planet but the enduring (for us) question is, how do they work? Have these guys invented perpetual motion, or cold fusion for bedside clocks. Enquiring minds need to know.