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This connected water filter tracks how many plastic bottles you save

The Aquasana Active Clean Water Machine connects to an app that lets you know when it's time to order a new filter.

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Ashlee spent time as a newspaper reporter, AmeriCorps VISTA and an employee at a healthcare company before she landed at CNET. She loves to eat, write and watch "Golden Girls" (preferably all three at the same time). The first two hobbies help her out as an appliance reviewer. The last one makes her an asset to trivia teams. Ashlee also created the blog, AshleeEats.com, where she writes about casual dining in Louisville, Kentucky.

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The Aquasana Active Clean Water Machine keeps track of how much water you've filtered and sends that info to an app.

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If you're trying to cut a bottled-water habit, this could be a way to track how well you're doing. This Bluetooth-connected countertop water-filtration system keeps tabs on how much water it filters and sends that info to a compatible app.

Aquasana, a company that specializes in built-in and countertop water filtration, displayed its $149 Aquasana Active Clean Water Machine this past weekend at the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago.

The machine holds a gallon of water in its front reservoir. It pushes the water through a filter located in the back and out of a spigot in the front. The machine keeps track of how much water it has filtered and uses Bluetooth to send that information to the company's app. The app will let you know when it's time to order a new filter and keeps track of how many bottles of water you've saved.

The closest competitor to the Clean Water Machine is the Brita Infinity, a Wi-Fi-enabled pitcher with an Amazon Dash integration that automatically orders new filters from the online retailer. At $45, the Infinity is quite a bit cheaper than the Clean Water Machine and takes a more hands-off approach to its connected features.

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