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Filtrete: Revolutionary Real-Time Water Filtration from IDEO

While reusable bottles and tap water filters are by far the best alternative to bottled water, they can be, to use the highly scientific term, a hassle. To address this, design consultancy IDEO has partnered with 3M to develop Filtrete Water Station – a sleek and revolutionary tap water filtration system that, unlike traditional filters, offers real-time filtration. No slow drip, no wait time.


Each Filtrete station fills up to four dishwasher-safe, BPA-free water bottles at once, using a filter that reduces chlorine taste and sediment from tap water and lasts up to 100 gallons, roughly 3 months.

Filtrete is available on Amazon for $49.99 and across select offline retailers for $74.69.

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Maria Popova is the editor of Brain Pickings, a curated inventory of miscellaneous interestingness. She writes for Wired UK, GOOD Magazine, Design Observer and Huffington Post, and spends a shameful amount of time on Twitter.

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