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    Published on May 10th, 2015 | by Greg


    Better Than Bottled: The Waterlogic Hybrid Purifier

    It’s not a secret: bottled water is terrible for the environment, and bad for your pocketbook. Shipping water all over the world is pretty crazy, and using petroleum products to package it all is wasteful. Not everyone lives in a city with great municipal water supplies, though, and many areas suffer from water with impurities or even pollutants. Whether you’re looking for better taste, or to ease fears of other problems, a good water purifier can keep you healthy.

    The Waterlogic Hybrid Home Water Purifier is billed as the world’s first and only water purification device that combines the highest standard in drinking water quality and a great taste with the flexibility of a jug”. It’s kind of like a Keurig coffee machine for clean, fresh water- it sits nicely on your counter, uses a reservoir, and you don’t need to worry much about filters. If you’ve tried other systems, then you’re probably familiar with the constant worry about replacing them every month or few weeks, and with the Hybrid you’ll only need to think about it once a year (for both the filter and the bulb).

    Now, you’ll have to set aside some countertop space. And you will need to plug the Hybrid in to power. Further, the Hybrid doesn’t chill or cool the water, which means that we did often end up needing refrigerator space for the 50-ounce reservoir. But you probably won’t mind- it looks great, thanks to fetching design, and works fast. No installation is required, so you can take it on an R/V. The results are cheaper per gallon than bottled water and more pure than filtered water, and they taste great- just fill with tap water, and the unit does the rest. The secret is in the trio of filters and a technology called Firewall- active carbon, bacterial-killing UV, and an interesting material called BioCote that helps prevent the formation of bacteria on exposed surfaces.

    What’s left is water that our testers chose over most alternatives, and the Hybrid can handle everything from e. coli to lead, viruses to chlorine. It won’t directly take out fluoride, but also won’t strip out minerals like reverse osmosis. Water purifiers come in a lot of shapes and sizes, styles and costs, but this one is an interesting alternative to in-sink systems or cheap plastic jugs. In fact, the Hybrid is apparently the only non-industrial water technology in the world to be certified to both National Sanitation Foundation (NSF)standards NSF55a and P231 standards. It’s not cheap but feels well-made, and it makes a bit of noise but not enough to be problematic. If you’re tired of old-fashioned water solutions, the Waterlogic Hybrid is simple and pretty quick- and available in stores and online for aroudn $300.

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    Greg dreamed up the idea for the Truly Network while living in Hawaii, which began with a single site called TrulyObscure. In 2010, when advertisers and readers were requesting coverage beyond the scope of that site, TrulyNet was launched, reaching a broader audience over a variety of niche sites. Formerly the head technology correspondent for the Des Moines Register at age 16, he has since lived and worked in five states and two countries, helping a list of organizations and companies that includes the United States Census Bureau, TripAdvisor, Events Photo Group, Berlitz, and Computer Geeks. He also served as the Content Strategy Manager for HearPlanet, a multi-platform app that has reached over a million users and has been featured in the New York Times, Hemispheres Magazine, National Geographic Adventure, Fox Business News, PC Magazine, and even Apple’s own iPhone ads. Greg has written as a restaurant critic and feature journalist for a number of national and international publications, including City Weekend Magazine, Red Egg Magazine, the Newton Daily News, Capital Change Magazine, and an arm of China Daily, Beijing Weekend. In addition, he has served as a consulting editor for the Foreign Language Press of Beijing, as well as a writer and editor for the George Washington University Hatchet, the school newspaper of his alma mater. Originally from Iowa, Greg is currently living in the West Village of Manhattan.

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