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Karim Rashid Unveils Water-Filtering “Bobble” Bottle

Posted By Brit Liggett On March 12, 2010 @ 3:15 pm In Environment,green gadgets,Green Products,Innovation,Recycled Materials,Water Issues | 13 Comments

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Here at Inhabitat we’re pretty much glued to our reusable water bottles [2], so we got a little giddy when we saw the Bobble [3], a water filtering [4] bottle designed by iconoclast designer Karim Rashid [5] that sells for just $9.95. On top of being reusable and affordable the Bobble is BPA-free [6], made from recycled plastic [7] 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 [8] notes that the filter shouldn’t be used on water of unknown quality [9].

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With Americans alone buying over $17 billion dollars worth of bottled water [2] every year and using 1.5 million barrels of oil to make those water bottles [7], a good alternative is desperately needed. The Bobble is perfect for your, “I drink bottled water because I know it is clean,” [11] friends. The carbon filter [12] on the Bobble is guaranteed to provide 150 liters of impurity-free water [11] — 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 [13]. 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 [13] 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. [3]

+ Bobble [3]

Via Dezeen [14]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/12/karim-rashid-unveils-water-filtering-bobble-bottle/bobble-7-colors/

[2] reusable water bottles: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/01/plastiki-plastic-bottle-boat-unveiled-in-san-francisco/

[3] Bobble: http://www.waterbobble.com/#/Bobble-Water-FrontPage

[4] water filtering: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/09/13/design-for-the-other-90-lifestraw/

[5] Karim Rashid: http://www.inhabitat.com/index.php?s=karim+rashid

[6] BPA-free: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/08/25/top-five-100-bpa-free-reusable-water-bottles-for-kids/

[7] recycled plastic: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/07/nike-unveils-world-cup-soccer-jerseys-made-from-recycled-plastic-bottles/

[8] Bobble website: http://www.waterbobble.com/#/Bobble-Water-Products

[9] water of unknown quality: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/12/aquatic-dead-zones-produce-greenhouse-gas-300x-more-potent-than-co2/

[10] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/12/karim-rashid-unveils-water-filtering-bobble-bottle/bobble-carbon-filters/

[11] I know it is clean,”: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/09/16-cities-sue-atrazine-maker-for-contaminating-their-water/

[12] carbon filter: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/03/08/bubble-shaped-skyscraper-is-a-freshwater-factory/

[13] innovative, fun and blobtastic designs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2006/03/09/prefab-friday-karim-rashids-kit24-update/

[14] Dezeen: http://www.dezeen.com/2010/03/05/bobble-by-karim-rashid/

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