Breathing underwater, unless you’re Aquaman or an inhabitant of the Hanna-Barbera universe where all you need to do it is a fishbowl on your head, is a process that generally requires a lot of cumbersome scuba gear. Triton artificial gills are purportedly the future of underwater swimming, though, extracting breathable oxygen from your watery surroundings without any training or assembly required.
If Triton artificial gills work like they’re supposed to, they allow swimmers to spend up to 45 minutes at a time exploring the watery depths without having to come up for air or refill their oxygen tanks. And they’re designed to be as simple to use as possible, working simply by putting the rig in your mouth and enjoying that sweet, sweet oxygen down to 15 feet below the surface.
Triton artificial gills can be seen in action in the video below. The demonstration shows it being used in a swimming pool, but it works in saltwater too. You can get more information at Triton’s official site here, where pre-orders are currently being accepted at $299.
Here’s the video: