Filtered Water Bobble

If you’ve ever stopped to think about how many plastic water bottles wind up in landfills (as many as 38 billion each year), you’ll appreciate this clever alternative to single-use sippers. Designed by renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid, the bobble is a reusable water bottle with a built-in filter that removes chlorine and organic contaminates from ordinary tap water. It lets you enjoy the experience of bottled water without all the environmental waste that comes with it. The bobble is made in the USA from recycled plastic, and it’s free of BPA, phthalates and PVC. Each carbon filter cleanses the equivalent of about 300 bottles of water. Besides reducing our environmental impact, the bobble saves money and time. You can skip buying cases of bottled water and avoid the hassle of lugging them from your car to the refrigerator. Plus Karim’s minimalist design, brought to life by bobble founder Richard Smiedt, looks fantastic. What better way to quench your thirst for clean, portable water while taking care of the planet?

bobble

Bottle with Water Filter

Filtered Water Bobble

If you’ve ever stopped to think about how many plastic water bottles wind up in landfills (as many as 38 billion each year), you’ll appreciate this clever alternative to single-use sippers. Designed by renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid, the bobble is a reusable water bottle with a built-in filter that removes chlorine and organic contaminates from ordinary tap water. It lets you enjoy the experience of bottled water without all the environmental waste that comes with it. The bobble is made in the USA from recycled plastic, and it’s free of BPA, phthalates and PVC. Each carbon filter cleanses the equivalent of about 300 bottles of water. Besides reducing our environmental impact, the bobble saves money and time. You can skip buying cases of bottled water and avoid the hassle of lugging them from your car to the refrigerator. Plus Karim’s minimalist design, brought to life by bobble founder Richard Smiedt, looks fantastic. What better way to quench your thirst for clean, portable water while taking care of the planet?

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Richard
    Richard

    Move Collective LLC has recently introduced bobble a stylish, patented water bottle that filters as you drink. Bobble is generating tremendous interest because it's not only a bright idea, it's beautiful. We understand that the Daily Grommet community appreciates smart products with beautiful design and we believe that you are going to love bobble. I am traveling today, but my team is on hand to answer any questions you may have.

  • Kathy Jo
    Kathy Jo
    5/4/2010 12:17 PM

    How long do the filters last before needing to be replaced?

  • pamela p
    pamela p
    12/2/2010 9:17 PM

    @Kathy Jo: How long do the filters last

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/3/2010 1:16 AM

    @pamela p Owens: For best results change filter after 2 months or 40 gallons or 300 uses.

  • Gaelle
    Gaelle
    5/4/2010 12:24 PM

    Great Green product! Thank you for this Grommet! Gaelle

  • sebastiano vitali
    sebastiano vitali
    11/26/2010 6:17 AM

    @Gaelle: we are well established Italian company, we belong to an European group of companies holded by a quoted Private Equity Fund.

    We are expert in launching innovative products and we are ready to start.

    We cover Italy and some other European countries, we are an old supplier of the major chains in Italy ( Metro, Auchan, Carrefour, Coop, Leclerc, Mediaworld, Darty, Dixons, Expert ).

    We supply directly over 2.000 shops in Italy with weekly deliveries and merchandising service on pos.

    We are interested in distribution for Italy of Your product Bobble and we are pleased to invite You to come to Italy and visit our company and discuss the business plan.

    We look forward to Your replay and we will be pleased to give You more info about our company and our marketing strategy.

    We send You our best regards.

    S.Vitali

    Technology Service Italia srl

    Via Lavoratori 12/b

    Buccinasco ( MIlano)

    Italy

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/26/2010 10:55 AM

    @sebastiano vitali: I will send you information directly about International distribution.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/4/2010 12:30 PM

    @Kathy Jo - For best results change filter after 2 months or 40 gallons or 300 uses.

    @Gaelle - you're welcome!

  • Karen B.
    Karen B.
    5/4/2010 12:33 PM

    How much are the new filters, or do you replace the whole bottle? This is a great item!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/4/2010 12:37 PM

    @Karen - the filters need to be replaced more often than the whole bottle. We are selling the filters two for $13.95. The bottle will last much longer depending on the abuse you give it!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/4/2010 12:50 PM

    Will your town be the next to ban bottled water? Tell us what you think about this event reported at Boston.com:

    At Town Meeting on Thursday, Concord, Massachusetts residents voted to ban all sales of bottled water. “All these discarded bottles are damaging our planet, causing clumps of garbage in the oceans that hurt fish, and are creating more pollution on our streets,’’ Hill said. “This is a great achievement to be the first in the country to do this. This is about addressing an injustice.’’

    On the other side of the argument:

    “We obviously don’t think highly of the vote in Concord,’’ said Joe Doss, president of the International Bottled Water Association, a trade association that represents bottlers, suppliers, and distributors. “Any efforts to discourage consumers from drinking water, whether tap water or bottled water, is not in the best interests of consumers. Bottled water is a very healthy, safe, convenient product that consumers use to stay hydrated.’’

    What are your thoughts?

    Information above excerpted from an article at boston.com, read the full article here:

    http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/green/articles/2010/05/01/concord_fires_first_shot_in_water_battle/?s_campaign=8315

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    5/4/2010 2:28 PM

    Hi Richard,

    One of our Facebook community members was wondering if there is a visual implication that the filter needs to be changed, or are just supposed to approximate the number of uses?



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  • Asher
    Asher
    5/4/2010 2:59 PM

    tori, this is asher helping out while richard travels today. to answer her question there is no visual element - but as with in-home filtration systems, the taste will tell the user that the filter should be replaced- in addition to the recommended changing of the filter after a minimum of 2 months of use. hope this helps!

  • Martin
    Martin
    5/5/2010 8:19 AM

    Well New York state now has a .05 cent Deposit on Water bottles. as well as recycle programs. Is the Filter Recyclible? Can they be sent back and rebuilt? Or will they too be part of the Problem.

  • Asher
    Asher
    5/9/2010 8:33 AM

    Hi Martin, expended filters are recyclable and can be returned to bobble’s recycling program, reducing the amount of waste involved. Please return your used filters (postage prepaid) to: Bobble Recycling Program, 4205 East Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28152.

  • Heather
    Heather
    5/11/2010 6:31 PM

    Does this remove lead or other metals?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/11/2010 6:44 PM

    @Heather - I've contacted Asher with your question. Thank you for posting!

  • Asher
    Asher
    5/12/2010 10:01 AM

    Heather - no, but bobble is super effective at taking out chlorine and organic contaminants from potable water.

  • Matt
    Matt
    6/30/2010 5:05 AM

    so am i seeing this as if i order the set of 2 water bobbles for 19.95. I will also receive an order of free replacement filters as well for free?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/30/2010 10:28 AM

    @Matt - This is a special promotion that is going on just through July 9th. When you buy a set of 2, you will receive 1 additional matching replacement filter. (Not 1 set). Thanks for posting!

  • JOSE SALGADO
    JOSE SALGADO
    7/21/2010 10:19 AM

    do you have a distributor in south africa,and if so please forward me details.if no distributor has been appointed im really interested.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/21/2010 10:32 AM

    @Jose - I will contact you with their information.

  • Joshua
    Joshua
    8/9/2010 1:17 AM

    Have heard lots of good things about the Bobble filter but also a few cons...in particular, that after drinking it makes a loud sucking noise as it pulls back air through the filter, which can be distracting in an office/cubicle setting. From your recent test, do you know if this is still the case or whether that's been addressed? thanks!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    8/9/2010 9:21 AM

    @jjoseph- I am staring at my Bobble right now. I use it in the office and It does make a sucking noise but not enough noise to distract others.

  • Cletia
    Cletia
    11/2/2010 2:35 PM

    I would like to order this item for sisters, but I need the 2-pack in different colors. Is it possible to get them that way?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/3/2010 4:54 PM

    @Cletia: We can do that! Go ahead and order any two pack. When you are checking out, use the Gift Message area to indicate the two colors that you would like.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    11/14/2010 12:47 AM

    Hi,i'm from malaysia do you have distributor here, i interested,thank you

  • Linda
    Linda
    12/16/2010 9:29 PM

    I have this item. I liked the concept. I have a difficult time drinking from it because it needs to be squeezed quite hard to get water to flow.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/17/2010 12:06 AM

    @Linda: Hopefully it's something that becomes easier for you with familiarity. To have filtered water wherever you go is worth the extra squeeze!

  • V
    V
    12/17/2010 10:49 AM

    Does this remove fluoride from the water as well?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/17/2010 11:25 AM

    @V: I found this in their documentation: "Flouride will remain unchanged for the most part. Regardless of whether the flouride is naturally occurring in the water supply or whether the flouride is introduced in the water supply intentionally the flouride will register the same amount before and after the filter and only under special circumstances will a very slight reduction occur."

  • sgiachetti
    sgiachetti
    6/13/2011 9:18 AM

    Can I take the Bobble to Italy and avoid bottled water?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/13/2011 12:36 PM

    @sgiachetti: Absolutely. This can be used with potable drinking water around the world.

  • Dee
    Dee
    8/20/2011 2:01 AM

    will the filter remove Guardia in water? our son is going to Russia for the next school year& his Dr. said that if he'd filter his drinking water he would not have a problem with Guardia. If this water filter system would work for that, I think this could be a good solution.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/20/2011 10:10 AM

    @Dee: I will check with the team at bobble and let you know what they say. It would be great if this could be a solution.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

bobble

Bottle with Water Filter

Filtered Water Bobble

If you’ve ever stopped to think about how many plastic water bottles wind up in landfills (as many as 38 billion each year), you’ll appreciate this clever alternative to single-use sippers. Designed by renowned industrial designer Karim Rashid, the bobble is a reusable water bottle with a built-in filter that removes chlorine and organic contaminates from ordinary tap water. It lets you enjoy the experience of bottled water without all the environmental waste that comes with it.

The bobble is made in the USA from
recycled plastic, and it’s free of BPA, phthalates and PVC. Each carbon filter cleanses the equivalent of about 300 bottles of water. Besides reducing our environmental impact, the bobble saves money and time.

You can skip buying cases of bottled water and avoid the hassle of lugging them from your car to the refrigerator. Plus Karim’s minimalist design, brought to life by bobble founder Richard Smiedt, looks fantastic. What better way to quench your thirst for clean, portable water while taking care of the planet?
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Richard
    Richard

    Move Collective LLC has recently introduced bobble a stylish, patented water bottle that filters as you drink. Bobble is generating tremendous interest because it's not only a bright idea, it's beautiful. We understand that the Daily Grommet community appreciates smart products with beautiful design and we believe that you are going to love bobble. I am traveling today, but my team is on hand to answer any questions you may have.

  • Kathy Jo
    Kathy Jo
    5/4/2010 12:17 PM

    How long do the filters last before needing to be replaced?

  • pamela p
    pamela p
    12/2/2010 9:17 PM

    @Kathy Jo: How long do the filters last

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/3/2010 1:16 AM

    @pamela p Owens: For best results change filter after 2 months or 40 gallons or 300 uses.

  • Gaelle
    Gaelle
    5/4/2010 12:24 PM

    Great Green product! Thank you for this Grommet! Gaelle

  • sebastiano vitali
    sebastiano vitali
    11/26/2010 6:17 AM

    @Gaelle: we are well established Italian company, we belong to an European group of companies holded by a quoted Private Equity Fund.

    We are expert in launching innovative products and we are ready to start.

    We cover Italy and some other European countries, we are an old supplier of the major chains in Italy ( Metro, Auchan, Carrefour, Coop, Leclerc, Mediaworld, Darty, Dixons, Expert ).

    We supply directly over 2.000 shops in Italy with weekly deliveries and merchandising service on pos.

    We are interested in distribution for Italy of Your product Bobble and we are pleased to invite You to come to Italy and visit our company and discuss the business plan.

    We look forward to Your replay and we will be pleased to give You more info about our company and our marketing strategy.

    We send You our best regards.

    S.Vitali

    Technology Service Italia srl

    Via Lavoratori 12/b

    Buccinasco ( MIlano)

    Italy

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/26/2010 10:55 AM

    @sebastiano vitali: I will send you information directly about International distribution.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/4/2010 12:30 PM

    @Kathy Jo - For best results change filter after 2 months or 40 gallons or 300 uses.

    @Gaelle - you're welcome!

  • Karen B.
    Karen B.
    5/4/2010 12:33 PM

    How much are the new filters, or do you replace the whole bottle? This is a great item!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/4/2010 12:37 PM

    @Karen - the filters need to be replaced more often than the whole bottle. We are selling the filters two for $13.95. The bottle will last much longer depending on the abuse you give it!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/4/2010 12:50 PM

    Will your town be the next to ban bottled water? Tell us what you think about this event reported at Boston.com:

    At Town Meeting on Thursday, Concord, Massachusetts residents voted to ban all sales of bottled water. “All these discarded bottles are damaging our planet, causing clumps of garbage in the oceans that hurt fish, and are creating more pollution on our streets,’’ Hill said. “This is a great achievement to be the first in the country to do this. This is about addressing an injustice.’’

    On the other side of the argument:

    “We obviously don’t think highly of the vote in Concord,’’ said Joe Doss, president of the International Bottled Water Association, a trade association that represents bottlers, suppliers, and distributors. “Any efforts to discourage consumers from drinking water, whether tap water or bottled water, is not in the best interests of consumers. Bottled water is a very healthy, safe, convenient product that consumers use to stay hydrated.’’

    What are your thoughts?

    Information above excerpted from an article at boston.com, read the full article here:

    http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/green/articles/2010/05/01/concord_fires_first_shot_in_water_battle/?s_campaign=8315

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    5/4/2010 2:28 PM

    Hi Richard,

    One of our Facebook community members was wondering if there is a visual implication that the filter needs to be changed, or are just supposed to approximate the number of uses?



    Facebook

    Join us on Facebook

    TwitterTweet with us on Twitter

  • Asher
    Asher
    5/4/2010 2:59 PM

    tori, this is asher helping out while richard travels today. to answer her question there is no visual element - but as with in-home filtration systems, the taste will tell the user that the filter should be replaced- in addition to the recommended changing of the filter after a minimum of 2 months of use. hope this helps!

  • Martin
    Martin
    5/5/2010 8:19 AM

    Well New York state now has a .05 cent Deposit on Water bottles. as well as recycle programs. Is the Filter Recyclible? Can they be sent back and rebuilt? Or will they too be part of the Problem.

  • Asher
    Asher
    5/9/2010 8:33 AM

    Hi Martin, expended filters are recyclable and can be returned to bobble’s recycling program, reducing the amount of waste involved. Please return your used filters (postage prepaid) to: Bobble Recycling Program, 4205 East Dixon Blvd., Shelby, NC 28152.

  • Heather
    Heather
    5/11/2010 6:31 PM

    Does this remove lead or other metals?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/11/2010 6:44 PM

    @Heather - I've contacted Asher with your question. Thank you for posting!

  • Asher
    Asher
    5/12/2010 10:01 AM

    Heather - no, but bobble is super effective at taking out chlorine and organic contaminants from potable water.

  • Matt
    Matt
    6/30/2010 5:05 AM

    so am i seeing this as if i order the set of 2 water bobbles for 19.95. I will also receive an order of free replacement filters as well for free?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/30/2010 10:28 AM

    @Matt - This is a special promotion that is going on just through July 9th. When you buy a set of 2, you will receive 1 additional matching replacement filter. (Not 1 set). Thanks for posting!

  • JOSE SALGADO
    JOSE SALGADO
    7/21/2010 10:19 AM

    do you have a distributor in south africa,and if so please forward me details.if no distributor has been appointed im really interested.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/21/2010 10:32 AM

    @Jose - I will contact you with their information.

  • Joshua
    Joshua
    8/9/2010 1:17 AM

    Have heard lots of good things about the Bobble filter but also a few cons...in particular, that after drinking it makes a loud sucking noise as it pulls back air through the filter, which can be distracting in an office/cubicle setting. From your recent test, do you know if this is still the case or whether that's been addressed? thanks!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer – Grommet Team
    8/9/2010 9:21 AM

    @jjoseph- I am staring at my Bobble right now. I use it in the office and It does make a sucking noise but not enough noise to distract others.

  • Cletia
    Cletia
    11/2/2010 2:35 PM

    I would like to order this item for sisters, but I need the 2-pack in different colors. Is it possible to get them that way?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/3/2010 4:54 PM

    @Cletia: We can do that! Go ahead and order any two pack. When you are checking out, use the Gift Message area to indicate the two colors that you would like.

  • Nancy
    Nancy
    11/14/2010 12:47 AM

    Hi,i'm from malaysia do you have distributor here, i interested,thank you

  • Linda
    Linda
    12/16/2010 9:29 PM

    I have this item. I liked the concept. I have a difficult time drinking from it because it needs to be squeezed quite hard to get water to flow.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/17/2010 12:06 AM

    @Linda: Hopefully it's something that becomes easier for you with familiarity. To have filtered water wherever you go is worth the extra squeeze!

  • V
    V
    12/17/2010 10:49 AM

    Does this remove fluoride from the water as well?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    12/17/2010 11:25 AM

    @V: I found this in their documentation: "Flouride will remain unchanged for the most part. Regardless of whether the flouride is naturally occurring in the water supply or whether the flouride is introduced in the water supply intentionally the flouride will register the same amount before and after the filter and only under special circumstances will a very slight reduction occur."

  • sgiachetti
    sgiachetti
    6/13/2011 9:18 AM

    Can I take the Bobble to Italy and avoid bottled water?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/13/2011 12:36 PM

    @sgiachetti: Absolutely. This can be used with potable drinking water around the world.

  • Dee
    Dee
    8/20/2011 2:01 AM

    will the filter remove Guardia in water? our son is going to Russia for the next school year& his Dr. said that if he'd filter his drinking water he would not have a problem with Guardia. If this water filter system would work for that, I think this could be a good solution.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    8/20/2011 10:10 AM

    @Dee: I will check with the team at bobble and let you know what they say. It would be great if this could be a solution.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.