Here at Inhabitat we’re pretty much glued to our reusable water bottles, so we got a little giddy when we saw the Bobble, a water filtering bottle designed by iconoclast designer Karim Rashid that sells for just $9.95. On top of being reusable and affordable the Bobble is BPA-free, made from recycled plastic and available now in a green store near you. The super stylish carbon filter comes in six different colors and filters chlorine and organic contaminants from regular tap water — the Bobble website notes that the filter shouldn’t be used on water of unknown quality.

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With Americans alone buying over $17 billion dollars worth of bottled water every year and using 1.5 million barrels of oil to make those water bottles, a good alternative is desperately needed. The Bobble is perfect for your, “I drink bottled water because I know it is clean,” friends. The carbon filter on the Bobble is guaranteed to provide 150 liters of impurity-free water — which equates to about 250 bottles of water. Stick that in your Bobble and drink it.

The Bobble was designed by Karim Rashid, a jack of many trades known for his innovative, fun and blobtastic designs. Replacement filters are only $7.00, which is a small price to pay for an inexpensive and more environmentally friendly alternative to bottled water. Coming from one of the coolest designers around, we’re excited to see bobbles hit the streets.

The Bobble retails for 9.95 and can be purchased directly from the Bobble Website.

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