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NKD AQUA POD allows you to turn ordinary tap water into pure mountain quality spring water as you drink.

NKD AQUA POD is a World first, a revolution in water filtration. Our team brings together experts in the fields of design, engineering, water filtration, and fashion.

The NKD AQUA POD is a design statement which brings to market a unique water filtration system.

The NKD AQUA POD transforms ordinary tap water into mountain quality spring water through a 100% natural clean and green purification process as you drink.

 The design

The structure and design of the water bottle has not evolved over the last fifty years, we knew we could make it better. We wanted to create a bottle that was a design statement, a bottle for modern living. 

Our aim was to create the most beautiful, perfectly proportioned water bottle. It had to be ergonomic, aesthetically pleasing and yet practical and easy to use.

Ten prototypes later we present the NKD AQUA POD. 

We have perfected the design and functionality to finally create what we initially visualized – the World’s best water, in the World’s best bottle. The NKD AQUA POD transforms ordinary tap water into mountain quality spring water through a 100% natural clean and green purification process as you drink. 

The NKD AQUA POD comes in four colours

Features

We incorporated an array of features into the design of the NKD AQUA POD to make our everyday lives easier.

  • Easy change patent pending filter
  • Eliminates chlorine taste and odour*
  • Filters out 99% of bacteria*
  • Filters out heavy metals* (* From municipal tap water)
  • Eliminates the gritty carbon taste you get from other carbon filters
  • Supercharges the water with natural minerals and electrolytes as found in nature
  • The safest most technologically advanced plastics FDA-approved plastics - NKD AQUA sets a new quality benchmark for the industry
  • The NKD AQUA POD does not retain or impart flavours - there's no metal or plastic taste
  • Great flow rate makes it easy to drink without having to suck the bottle
  • NKD Super Flo System - intelligently designed squeezable motion pad for when you require a supercharged flow rate
  • Large 3cm opening makes it easier to refill and clean the bottle - large enough to put ice cubes through
  • Leak proof system
  • Fully attached cap protects mouth piece from exposure to germs and dirt
  • Sleekly designed mouth piece feels comfortable on the lips
  • Comfortable silicone grip for easy handling and maximum impact resistance
  • 585ml capacity

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Help us spark the nkd revolution!

Over the last two years our team has designed, produced and tested prototypes of the NKD AQUA POD. Once we were certain we had successfully created the World's best portable water filtration and conditioning system we started our tooling process. We have now completed our production tooling (we are just in the process of completing fine tuning).

We need to finance the first production run. This is where we need your help to get the NKD AQUA POD into your hands. Please back us on Kickstarter, follow us on Twitter and Facebook

Our research & development

Inspired by nature’s finest. We observed that mountain stream water passes through a series of natural vortices wherein “microclusters” are created and enhanced by natural oxygenation. We learned that because this water was declustered  it provided enhanced hydration.

Creating a better system. We then set about perfecting our FILTRON SYSTEM. A system that takes ordinary ‘dead’ tap water, purifies and supercharge it using this scientific principle.

NKD AQUA POD answers the demand for better, cleaner water that doesn’t cost the earth.

Our core team

Piush Soni, BSc, G.G - Founder
An innovator and entrepreneur, he has a strong background in product development and manufacturing. Having studied at the Cass Business School, London and at the Gemmological Institute of America, California, USA. Over the last 15 years he has worked on many international projects putting together teams of exceptionally skilled professionals in their respective fields of expertise covering: Research & Development, Branding, Marketing, Engineering, Operations & Management. He brought this select NKD team together over two years ago with a mission to revolutionize the way we consume water. Soni will continue working with and coordinating the team whilst overseeing the project to ensure we work to schedule to deliver the highest quality product on time. 

Shazia Awan, BA, MA, CIPR - Co Founder/Sales, Marketing & Communications
Welsh born Shazia Awan has worked as a public relations Director
managing creative campaigns for fashion, food and lifestyle brands since graduating from Cardiff University. 

Over the last four years Shazia has worked successfully as an entrepreneur designing, creating and launching everything from menswear to women's underwear! Her efforts have gained her the award for Asian female entrepreneur of the year in 2010 as well as being named  as one of Management Today's  and The Sunday Times 35 under 35 women to watch. Shazia is also a Business and Intellectual Property Ambassador to the British Library in London and has completed the International Visitor leadership programme with the American Embassy and the Department of State which saw her spend several weeks travelling across the USA taking part in community activism projects.

Shazia will oversee all marketing strategies, communications and sales.

Richard Eve, BEng -  Chief Engineer/Designer
Richard brings a wealth of experience and know how to this project, having gained his qualifications in the UK, he has worked in product design and development for an array of international brands for over ten years and has a track record of delivering many successful commercial products to market.  

Over the past two years, Richard has helped to articulate the vision for the NKD AQUA POD, excelling in both innovative design and technical know how which reflects in our product. Moving forward, Richard will oversee the production process and continue to use his strong creative, artistic and technical skills to further grow the NKD AQUA product offering.  

Together we created the NKD AQUA POD!

Our inspiration

NKD AQUA was developed after extensive research into the World’s most famous mountain mineral waters. We found that the waters in these regions are declustered, slightly alkaline and supercharged with important trace minerals and electrolytes which hydrate your body in the most efficient way.

Our research & development team began experimenting with various natural filtering methods to replicate this natural process within a bottle. We were able to create a filter capable of producing mountain quality spring water that is slightly alkaline and supercharged with the optimal level of natural minerals and electrolytes as found in nature.

Our patent pending FILTRON SYSTEM is the result of several years of research & development with leading experts from across the globe in the fields of bio energetics and water physics.

Why we chose to manufacture in the USA

We have already selected two long established and highly reputable manufacturing partners based in California, USA. One specialist company to produce the filter systems and another to produce the plastic components and follow through with complete unit assembly and packaging. We chose to manufacture in the USA as members of our team have successfully worked with both of the companies in the past. We wanted to guarantee reliable production schedules, precision manufacturing and ultimately the highest quality product. We have been working with them to mitigate the risks in volume production of the NKD AQUA POD and are well positioned to execute our delivery plan. 

We estimate NKD AQUA POD will begin shipping in February 2014 and are excited to Supercharge our loyal backers from our first Kickstarter community production run!

We hope the kickstarter community can share in our vision and help us make the Worlds best water a reality for everyone. THANK YOU!

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Our own team consists of highly experienced engineers and designers who will be overseeing all production on the ground in California.

We believe the risks involved with bringing the NKD AQUA POD to market are very minimal at this stage and have provided the Kickstarter community with a conservative estimate of when delivery can be expected.

We do not see fulfilment as a risk in this project. Within our team we have extensive experience with freight, logistics and international trade.

If we do encounter any unforseen circumstances we promise to keep all of our backers informed throughout the process and remain dedicated to ensure we provide you with a great experience.

FAQ

  • The body of the nkd AQUA POD is made from the safest most technologically advanced FDA approved plastics. GRILAMID TR90 is BPA free and EA free. Our proprietary FILTRON system comprises of the highest grade natural 100% pure activated coconut carbon, rare natural volcanic minerals and an anti bacterial filter. All components are 100% recyclable.

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  • The plastics and all the components of the FILTRON are made from 100 % food grade material and are completely safe to use. All components have been independently tested and certified to the highest quality standard.

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  • nkd AQUA POD should be hand-washed regularly in warm, soapy water and left to dry fully. Regular washing limits the growth of bacteria.

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  • Yes. The nkd AQUA POD is dishwasher safe. The Filter however should not be put in a dishwasher.

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  • nkd AQUA POD is NOT designed to be used in a microwave.

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  • The nkd AQUA POD is safe for reuse and extensive use for its intended purpose. We do not recommend exposing the nkd AQUA POD to high heat or freezing. Like all repeat-use food containers, it should be cleaned regularly. nkd AQUA POD is designed to be used only with municipal tap water.

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  • The nkd AQUA POD can hold 585ml. We are hoping to introduce additional sizes in the future.

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  • The nkd AQUA POD stands 20cm high with the cap closed and is 7.6cm wide. The bottle fits into most standard cup holders in cars.

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  • Hot water should not be run through the filter during use (max. 83F/28C – min. 32F/0C). We do not recommend freezing your nkd AQUA POD, but you can place it in the refrigerator. You should also avoid storing it in direct sunlight.

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  • The nkd AQUA POD filter should be replaced every two months or after processing 175 litres of water (approx 300 refills). Please sign up for our free filter replacement reminder subscription here to ensure the quality of the water you drink is always at its best

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  • No. The nkd AQUA POD filter is designed to be fully replaceable.

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  • After 175L of use the effectiveness of the filter will begin to diminish and the water will begin to taste like the source water used to fill the bottle. The product will however remain perfectly safe to use.

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  • In order to get the best quality water from your nkd AQUA POD it is suggested to allow the filter to sit within the water for a few minutes. This will allow the FILTRON to “supercharge” the water with a greater amount of negative ions.

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  • Yes. The nkd AQUA POD is fully recyclable.

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  • Before drinking from your nkd AQUA POD it is important to activate the FILTRON.

    1. Unscrew the top of the bottle and fill it with water

    2. Screw the top close. Do not force the screw top as it may damage the bottle and cause leakage.

    3. Pull up the drinking spout to the open position and turn the bottle upside down and gently
    squeeze the motion pad and let the water flow out.

    4. Now you can refill and enjoy the great taste of nkd AQUA no further maintenance is required.

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  • Yes. The Motion Pad allows you pour water easily into a glass to enjoy fresh, crisp and clean mountain quality water just as nature intended

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  • No. The nkd AQUA POD goes beyond other carbon filtering devices. The unique FILTRON has an integrated three stage filter process removing bacterial contaminants, chlorine and heavy metals and also supercharges the water with natural minerals and electrolytes.

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  • The nkd AQUA POD is designed to be used only with Tap or Potable water and should not be used with water which is microbiologically unsafe.

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  • Lakes, Rivers and Streams may contain harmful containments far in excess of tap water. Also pathogenic bacteria (that which can harm humans) are also often found in these water sources. These unmonitored water sources cannot be used in the nkd AQUA POD as they may be microbiologically unsafe

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  • The plastic components are made from the highest food grade plastics. The bottle will impart no odour or taste to the water

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  • The nkd AQUA filter is designed to be used exclusively with the NKD AQUA POD and cannot be used with other bottles

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  • nkd AQUA POD is designed to bring you the best quality water possible. It is not designed to be used with other liquids, flavourings or carbonated water. Doing so may damage the FILTRON and reduce its effectiveness

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  • Yes. The nkd AQUA POD has a large 3cm opening to allow it to be easily filled with water. This also allows most standard ice cubes to fit through the opening

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  • The nkd AQUA POD is a beautifully designed product which can function perfectly as a normal drinking bottle without the filter.

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  • The nkd AQUA POD is designed to the highest standard using the best materials and manufacturing processes available and therefore it is very robust. With this in mind it is not intended to be put under extreme physical stress. Cared for properly it will provide you with years of useful service.

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  • No. The nkd AQUA POD is cleverly designed not to leak. As long as the cap has been screwed back correctly and the mouth piece is in the closed position the bottle can be turned to any position without any leakages.

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  • Many water bottles either have a removable cap which often gets lost or no cap at all. nkd AQUA POD has an attached top which protects the mouthpiece from external contamination. The clever design of the cone top allows comfortable drinking as it holds itself in the open position without assistance.

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  • Our test subjects consistently rated nkd AQUA above tap water as a preferred taste. Taste is subjective and it is worth bearing in mind that many bottled waters are just filtered tap water. We invite you to view our video in this campaign to see what others are saying about nkd AQUA.

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  • BPA, also known as Bisphenol-A, is a chemical that is commonly used to make polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Polycarbonate is the most common type of plastic used in clear water bottles. BPA has been linked to a variety of health issues, including cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The longer a liquid is kept in a container, the more BPA is leached into that liquid. If that container is old or the liquid is hot, even more BPA may leach into the liquid.

    As a company who promotes itself as being able to clean your water and deliver the best water available it only makes sense that all our bottles are completely BPA free.

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  • EA (Estrogenic Activity) are chemicals which can leach into the water from plastics, and when consumed begin to change the structure of many types of human cells over time. BPA is one form of EA chemicals however there are others which are just as harmful. Even BPA free products can contain other EA chemicals which are harmful. nkd AQUA POD is 100% EA and BPA free.

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  • Activated carbon has been used for thousands of years to purify water. Carbon has the ability absorbing organic compounds such as benzine and chlorine. Using natural and renewable coconut shells as a carbon source, the shells are processed under high heat. The resulting carbon product which forms part of our FILTRON is an extremely porous material. As the water passes through the carbon absorbs toxic organic compounds allowing the water to be cleansed.

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    LETS SPARK THE NKD AQUA REVOLUTION! We'll invite you and a friend to hang out with the whole NKD AQUA team in London, England for 3 days where we will put you up in a 5* hotel (flights not included) and join our team for the official British launch event. You will then accompany us for dinner and a private after party. You will receive 6 NKD AQUA bottles (1 of each colour including the LIMITED FOUNDERS EDITION) PLUS 2 years of filters for each bottle. You will also get a 1st off production sample of the NKD AQUA bottle signed by our entire team.

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