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Geeky ‘bobble’ water bottles filter potable water for PHP 595.00

Hi all! Guess what? I found the geekiest water bottle in the metro. I first heard of the bobble from dive buddies who carried these around when we would take boat trips out to dive sites. The touch of geek-ness comes from the tip of the bottle which is actually a carbon filter cap that (further) purifies potable drinking water. The bottles were not yet available in Manila at the time so access was very limited. Until recently.

Just this month, TSA (the group responsible for David & Goliath and Havaianas) brought in the bobble brand along with the refill carbon filters. These recycled PET bottles are being sold at the PowerPlant Mall in Rockwell.

bobble bottle PHP 595.00
filter refill PHP 345.00
Available in Aura Athletica, PowerPlant Mall
Follow them on Twitter @bobblePH

Just to set expectations, this isn’t the “miracle gadget” that will turn dirty water into potable water. It won’t turn regular Coke into Coke Zero nor will it turn iced tea into water. So what does it do(?!?) OK so technically speaking, the filter further purifies already potable water. The point here is that in some areas, potable doesn’t necessarily mean that it tastes good. So if you’re drinking from tap (our DOH says tap water is potable), though it may be safe, it doesn’t necessarily taste like the best thing in the world. bobble water bottles take care of filtering your H20.

Using one bobble water bottle filter is equivalent to using 300 single serve water bottles. So that would mean you’re reducing environmental waste by … 300 bottles! LOL!

If you’re looking for a neat Christmas gift for your active friends, consider this. It’s geeky, makes for a good conversation topic and it helps reduce environmental waste.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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