About Fontus Airo Water Bottle
The Fontus Airo Water Bottle, found online at Fontus.at, is a new product which promises to “make water out of light and air” so that you never need worry about running out of water.
How Does It Work?
Their website says that they understand the anxiety that people may feel when they are out in the world adventuring and they are not exactly sure when they will find their next source of water. And of course, trying to carry large amounts of water with you can be heavy and cumbersome.
To solve this problem, Fontus created their Airo Water Bottle, which is the world’s first self filling water bottle that was designed to capture the moisture content which is in the air, condense it, and then store it as safe drinking water.
To do this, a small fan draws in the air from the surrounding environment, runs it through a special filter, and then passes it into their condensation chambers. Small coolers in the bottle will condense the liquid and then drop into the main body of the water bottle.
If customers are worried about still water, the lower section of the bottle is designed to carry little capsules which can initiate a process of re-mineralization, making it possible to give your body everything it needs.
Unfortunately this product is not yet available for sale on the open market at this time, and though they were recently available through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign, it appears as though that campaign is now closed to new customers. Because of this, there is no real way to know what the company will charge for this product once it is available for retail, but it seems as though it will be priced at $200 per bottle or above.
According to their Indiegogo page, it seems as though this product will begin being shipped to crowdfunding donators during Spring of 2017, though these dates may change in the future.
Because this product is not yet actually being sold on the open market, they also do not appear to have any kind of published Refund Policy available for their customers at this time, nor does their website provide a link to any kind of published set of legal Terms and Conditions. Hopefully once their product actually begins being delivered to customers that participated in their crowdfunding campaign in the Spring of 2017, they will begin publishing these important policies on their website.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by submitting them directly to their website through their Contact Us link located at the bottom of their webpage.
Because this company has not actually yet made this product available on the open market, there is no way to know how well it will fulfill all of the promises it has made to its consumers. However, if this company is able to fulfill its potential, then this might be a very worthwhile product for frequent travelers, hikers, and backcountry campers.
Competitors and Alternatives?
Certainly there are many different kinds of water bottles available for people who interested in outdoor hiking and camping, but it does not appear that there is another bottle available on the market which promises to pull available water directly from the air.
If you have any experience with this company or their products, please leave your Fontus Airo Water Bottle reviews below.
1 ‘Fontus Airo Water Bottle’ Review
Fontus never delivered the product, it never could. Because a dehumidifier, a peltier device (this is what the "self-filling water bottle" was going to be needs massive amounts of energy, it would never have been possible with the tiny solar mat they offered. When they finally published test data, they needed 24 hours with 95% air humidity and 100 degrees Fahrenheit and 100 watts power supply to fill a bottle. Now, after three years, the company has declared bankruptcy without ever delivering any product.