There's nothing tastier than river sludge in your coffee. Disagree? Then check out Sweet Water Filters' Guardian Purifier System. It comes with a microfilter that removes silt, bacteria, protozoans, and bad tastes. It also has ViralStop, a chlorine-based solution, that deactivates viruses in each liter of filtered H2O. After five minutes, drain the water into the included two-liter bottle. The filter lasts through 200 gallons of water; the ViralStop, 80 gallons. The system weighs just 14 ounces. Price: $73. Contact Sweet Water Filters at 800/531-9531, www.sweetwaterfilters.com.
Name That Tune
Here2Anywhere from Kenwood delivers 100 channels of Sirius satellite programming, remembers 24 song titles to recall for later play, and connects to car, home, and marine audio systems. Just like perusing a TV programming guide, users can search for tunes playing on other channels by song title or artist before selecting that channel. Sirius satellite radio offers 60 commercial-free music channels and 40 news, sports, and information channels. The package includes a wireless remote, but docking kits for your car, boat, or home use are sold separately. Price: tuner, $100; docking kits, $70; monthly Sirius subscription, $13. Contact Kenwood at 800/536-9663, www.kenwoodusa.com.