Most people simply opt for Brita, or some sort of cheap H2O water filtration system. It’s a laborious process, requiring you to fill a tank via your kitchen’s tap and then watch it slowly trickle out water that has supposedly been cleansed of its impurities. We prefer the under the counter filter systems that are complemented by a standalone tap. Like the Berkey BK4X2-BB Big Berkey: Best Gravity Fed Filter System. But if that still isn’t good enough for you, you’ll probably really dig Tyent’s UCE 9000 Turbo Water Ionizer.
This is by no means your garden variety water filter. In addition to being complete with its own touchscreen and audio cues, there are two taps. One tap spits out alkaline water, which is highly oxygenated, antioxidant rich water great for drinking and cooking; while the other can produce strongly acidic water good for cleaning and sterilization. We’d just be worried we’d confuse the two taps, since consuming acidic water can’t be very good for you.
From a tech standpoint, there is, yes, a touchscreen that displays current pH level, filter replacement status, temperature and filter life remaining. No it doesn’t run Android or some variation there of, but it does have its own CPU that “automatically control and find the optimal operating condition of the unit, using flow rates and water quality”. Meanwhile a .01 micron ultra double filtration system, the same level of filtration as found in a kidney dialysis machine, features both a carbon and ceramic filter to separate unwanted and wanted minerals, producing what is purported to be optimal water. And if that isn’t enough, there is also an antibacterial system and automatic cleaning.
Want one? You’ll need to drop about $3,000 and that doesn’t even include install.