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Product Description

Color: Blue

The Bedol Water Clock keeps perfect time without batteries or electricity. Just open the fill cap and add water. Cutting-edge technology enables the amazing Bedol Water Clock to generate it own clean energy. Electrodes within the water reservoir convert ions into a current strong enough to power the clock for 3-month or more. A built in memory chip ensures you never need to reset the time while changing the water. Hassle-free alternative energy makes this clock a great green gift. A fool-proof, fun way to decrease your carbon footprint. Great for travel and camping. Don't be caught without a clock the next time the power goes out. Cut down on tangled wires from your desktop. Never make an extra trip to the store for batteries, or find out your batteries have died just when you need them most. The clock has a round, canteen-shaped clock and features a spout at a jaunty angle. It is conveniently sized to fit in your bag or suitcase. This clock is a truly unique accessory for home or office. Very easy-to-set hour and minute time settings. Made of Non-PVC Plastic. Fully Recyclable. The Bedol Water Clock: Time powered by water, another leap forward towards a greener planet. The Bedol Water Clock: Time powered by water, another leap forward towards a greener planet.

Product Information

Color:Blue
Product Dimensions 3 x 4.2 x 4.2 inches
Item Weight 8 ounces
Shipping Weight 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Manufacturer Bedol
ASIN B001E0L6RG
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number 889-854
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3.3 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

3.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #1,282,544 in Home and Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home and Kitchen)
#6,609 in Home & Kitchen > Home Décor > Clocks > Wall Clocks

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By Thomas Milburn on March 7, 2010
Color: Blue
The claim that this product is environmentally friendly is rubbish. Its powered by a battery, it just happens to be a copper-zinc battery which uses water as a conductor. After a year or so the zinc strip completely corrodes away leaving you with a piece of plastic which doesn't work and you can't replace the batteries so you have to bin it. Not so environmentally friendly now is it?!

Having said that it works well as a clock for a while and it looks quite funky.
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Color: Blue
Some of the reviews here are misleading - there is no "battery" hidden inside this thing, the clock is powered by a "galvanic cell" with tap water as the electrolyte. Here is a little chemistry lesson that explains how to get the most out of this clever little clock.

The zinc metal oxidizing and dissolving into the water ("corroding away") is what generates the tiny amount of electric current needed to run the clock. When the zinc gets used up, game over - toss the clock. How long the zinc electrode lasts depends on the conductivity of the water you put into the clock. If needed, better to add salt than acid (vinegar) because it is harder to control the reaction rate of those aggressive H+ ions. Also, acid may cause a buildup of flammable hydrogen gas over the zinc anode, which could be inconvenient near an open flame :-( The clock will not work with distilled or softened water - reduction of the iron sulfates and carbonates in tap water (scale) is also needed to power the clock. When the clock is used up you should see reddish brown iron deposits on the copper cathode. In fact, the warm, yukky, brownish water that comes out out of the tap first thing in the morning is ideal to run the clock because it is full of dissolved ionic solids.

First try filling the clock without any salt - your tap water may be hard enough to run the clock as-is. If it doesn't run on plain tap water, make a weak salt solution on the side (a pinch of salt dissolved in a teaspoon of water in a tea cup). Add a couple of salt water drops into the tap water-filled clock, shake it, and repeat until the clock starts to run. Take care not to overfill the clock! After the clock runs down, change the tap water and add some fresh salt solution.
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Considering the $20 MSRP of this clock, the designers didn't think through the design all the way. My clock is missing a few segments brand new out of the box. After taking it apart I realized that the clock itself is not water proof/resistant at all and it appears that some water leaked into the clock while I was filling it and damaged part of the digits. It's amazing that for $20 they couldn't afford to put a half cent rubber gasket around the edge of the clock to prevent water from doing this.

I recommend anyone who buys this to not fill this under a sink, try a water bottle or something so that you can better control the water.

Edit: Now the clock only seems to work for about a day at a time before it starts to get very dim and shut off at which point I have to shake it to get it to come back but by then the clock is several hours off making it essentially worthless as a clock. I've tried changing the lemon/water mix several times now and get the same results.
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I received the clock at the end of August. The right hand segments of the minutes display stopped working recently, 8:08 looks like 8:0E.

Although this clock is water-powered you need to add a small amount of a weak acid like lemon juice or vinegar. However, the electronic/display bezel is not water proof. I suspect that some water got into the display, the electronics and display are not sealed.

I called Bedol but they don't warranty the clock for problems like this.
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Color: Blue Verified Purchase
It looks great, exactly as the picture in a nice combination of crystal blue & silver. As it works with lemon juice, I don't know if the problem is with my Californian lemons or with the Florida's water, but it works very bad. It turns off very often and I have to constantly refill the lemon juice.
It is hilarious, when suddenly, the water reservoir cover jumps in the air, just as a Champagne cork. The lemon juice ferments and it explodes - Myth Busters go there! It is a great bomb-alarm clock, literally.
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Color: Charcoal
You will note that I am the only adult reviewer here who actually owns this. I didn't buy it for someone else. The Bedol clock was great at first. I received it in November, and every couple of weeks, I would change the salt water mixture, as directed. Then about a week ago, which is about 4 months after I received it, the clock stopped working. I took it apart completely, cleaned it thoroughly, added fresh salt water, and put it back together, but it still won't work. I have no idea what to do with it now, as it wouldn't be worth the shipping to send it back to Bedol for repairs, not to mention the cost of repair. It's pathetic, though, since I've had this clock for less than 6 months and it's already broken. I would not recommend this product.
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Color: Blue
We have two of these clocks, about 1 yr old now. All the other reviews sound like our own experience: the clocks would work for a week or two and then die.

The fix appears to be as follows. Fill the clock with cheap vinegar (any type) making sure both the internal copper electrodes are covered. Let it sit like this for 12 hrs or overnight. Then dump out the vinegar and put in clean tap water.

Both our clocks have worked for 6+ months straight after this treatment.
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