More Pressure, Less Water
What If Apple Made a Shower Head? Meet the Nebia 2.0
Launched in 2015, the Nebia 1.0 is a sleek shower head that, according to the brand, uses 65 percent less water than a traditional shower head while providing three times the water pressure. It’s a promise that’s even attracted investment from some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley (Apple’s Tim Cook, for example). Unveiled today, Nebia 2.0 is even better.
The second generation of Nebia’s water-saving shower head operates using much of the same technology as the original — a built-in atomizer converts water from your pipes into a steady stream of fast-moving mist, and it requires no tools and all of 15 minutes to install (the brand says if you can unscrew a lightbulb, you can install a Nebia). What’s new? Three fixes to the most common complaints with the original — compatibility, heat and looks.
Though installing the Nebia is fairly straightforward, due to water pressure issues it was only compatible with about two-thirds of showers in the US. According to Nebia, the 2.0 brings that number to 95 percent. On top of that, water pumped out of the Nebia 2.0 is 29 percent warmer than its predecessor and requires no additional power or water pressure. And thanks to many customer complaints with the all-white original, the 2.0 now comes in matte black and matte silver.
Nebia 2.0’s Kickstarter launched this morning and, as of posting, has already gathered close to $175,000 in crowdfunding. For early backers, Nebia is offering the 2.0 at $150 off its eventual $500 retail price (if you’re interested, check its compatibility requirements before backing).