Cool new water bottles let you hydrate in style

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Toting a reusable water bottle is a healthy choice and good for the planet, but why not sip in style? On March 2, science and all around tech-geek magazine Popular Science included the ALEX water bottle among its monthly picks for best new gadgets.

ALEX is a BPA-free stainless-steel water bottle that has both a screw-top and a screw-bottom, making it easier to clean. The bottle comes in varied designs and colors, and you can attach different tops or bottoms thanks to the bottle's modular design. It's priced at $25.95 (about €19) for a 20 oz. (591 mL) bottle and $29.95 (about €22) for a 32 oz. (946 mL) bottle. The bottle's strap is made from recycled plastic water bottles, and the bottle is painted in eco-friendly powder paint.

Another way to sip your H2O is via the i-dration bottle, which synchs with a smartphone to help maintain optimum levels of hydration during workouts. Announced last December, the bottle collects data regarding how much water you've consumed throughout the day, the temperature outside, as well as your vital stats, and then alerts you to when you need more fluids during your workout. The product is not yet available in stores but was showcased at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas this January.

Or try the Bobble, a reusable, portable water bottle that filters tap water as you drink. The product was created by Move Collective, LLC and designed by Karim Rashid, an internationally renowned industrial designer. A single Bobble filter equates to at least 300 water bottles, decreasing the environmental impact created by disposable, plastic bottled water. The filter should be replaced every two months or after filtering approximately 150 liters of water. A 13 oz (385 mL) bottle costs $8.95 (about €6.50); an 18.5 oz. (550 mL) bottle is $9.95 (about €7.20); a 34 oz. (1 L) bottle is $12.95 (€9.35).

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