Shower in a Cloud
Dancing in the rain feels refreshing and free, but most people probably don’t like the clamminess and the chance of getting a cold. Now it’s possible to bring dancing in the rain to the next level by dancing in the clouds. That’s what some testers described Nebia’s showerhead experience. Startup, Nebia, launched a campaign on Kickstarter to fund their innovative new showerhead. It uses 70% less water than normal showerheads while doing the job better.
Nebia’s showerhead transforms water droplets into mist, creating more surface area per water droplet. That requires less water to get you wet. Testers ensured that the mist is enough to wash away soap and shampoo. Nebia claims that their showerhead can warm the body better than traditional showerheads. They say that 97% heat from traditional showerheads end up going down the drain, with only 3% warming the body. Nebia says that their showerhead can provide 13x more heat. In terms of usage, the height, the angle, and spray intensity can be adjusted to ensure a satisfying experience for all types of users.
Sounds like Nebia can help you save money on heat and water. The system looks simplistic and modern. Installation does not require special equipment. Anyone can DIY it at home. Is this worth trying? Will you buy it? Nebia received support from Apple, Google, Stanford University, and Equinox Gyms during testing. They reached their Kickstarter goal within 8 hours of putting it up. Units will be sold at a retail price of $399, but anyone who pledges for them right now can get a Nebia showerhead at a discount price. Units will start shipping out Spring 2016. They calculated that the amount of money you save in two years is enough to pay off the cost of the unit.
I’m more interested in trying it out first. They should set up a pop up store that lets visitors experience the showerhead (at the customer’s own risk of getting wet). Maybe it’ll feel like going near a waterfall since Nebia’s promotion video started off with a clip of a waterfall, but I never got soaking wet even on a boat next to Niagara Falls. Maybe I need to get closer.
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