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Nebia Shower

Better shower, 70% less water

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Kat Manalac
Hunter
@katmanalac · Partner, Y Combinator
Nebia is in the Summer 2015 batch of Y Combinator. The founders had over 500 people at Google, Apple, Equinox and YC test their water saving shower -- and they took the feedback from their early users and built something that is both beautifully designed and incredible feeling.
Erik Torenberg@eriktorenberg · Former Product Hunt
How does the nebia affect the genius ideas i come up with during the shower? I know @rrhoover is very curious too. Highest priority in a shower, personally.
Josh Muccio@joshmuccio · thepitch.fm
@eriktorenberg Absolutely the HIGHEST priority. I assume that it's a stellar idea that SHOULD be implemented if it comes to me in the shower 😏
Ouriel Ohayon@ourielohayon · appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
i think it's great but am i the only one who thinks 299 USD is way over priced? Also how is this not going to be copied all over?
Jeremy Zykorie@jeremyz123
@ourielohayon It doesn't seem super expensive to me. Definitely a higher end product, but there are plenty of comparable priced shower heads out there. If this truly provides the experience they say it does, a 5 star experience, that actually uses way less water and feels as good or better than most shower heads out there, then I don't see a problem with the price. I am excited to try this out!
Chris Calmeyn@calc · Co-founder of Scout
@ourielohayon If it saves people money it is well worth the investment. This is especially true for gyms, hotels, and other entities that incur substantial water heating costs. On top of that there is the intrinsic value associated with being less wasteful and helping to conserve water.
Ouriel Ohayon@ourielohayon · appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
@calc @ourielohayon you need to have a lot of water to save 300 USD of money
Chris Calmeyn@calc · Co-founder of Scout
@ourielohayon They have a calculator on their site (which, admittedly, isn't an unbiased source). Taking one five-minute shower per day in NYC would save someone $63 per year (gas heating) / $163 (electric heating). Whether they're copied and sold at a cheaper price is another matter.
Ouriel Ohayon@ourielohayon · appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
@calc @ourielohayon this is probably true (or close). My problem is that shower water saving is not something that is a needle mover (a drop in water?). Fixing the water saving issue has to be addressed where it really is: parks, golfs, pools, ...that being said it looks like a great product and if it was reasonably priced (99/150 USD range) it would probably be a big(ger) hit
Michael Sitver@msitver · Curator @ Morning Short, Commute Kit
@ourielohayon Hardware is expensive for startups. Development, tooling, labor, etc., without the economies of scale mean those first units are going to be incredibly expensive. This is certainly a value-adding product though, so it may be definately be worth the cost (if the claims they make hold true).
Ouriel Ohayon@ourielohayon · appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
@msitver @ourielohayon no doubt about it. But they plan to retail it at 399$ which is even higher. i don t see how this can be a break-out product. Most shower heads are priced 50/100 USD
Eran@iudaea · Product, CTM
@ourielohayon Indeed, not cheap. I will too wait for the C version.
David McGraw@xmcgraw · Founder • Builder • U.S. Marine Veteran
@ourielohayon $299 would be a mid-range product. These can easily reach into the thousands (explore Kohler.com, to get a general sense).
Ouriel Ohayon@ourielohayon · appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
@xmcgraw going to be 399$. and if this is a high range product fine. i doubt mainstream people will spend that much on the basis it saves water.
David McGraw@xmcgraw · Founder • Builder • U.S. Marine Veteran
@ourielohayon My mistake, thank you. I agree on getting this mainstream. Average guy/guy out there are fine with the 20-60 head they find at Target. Folks who are looking in the mid-high range want high quality shower choices. I think that's why we're seeing such a water conservation push on Nebia's website. That's just not a concern here. They've got a big hill to climb on multiple fronts, but what startup doesn't? We'll see how it plays out!
Deepak Sharma@deepsm29 · Co-founder @qkfind
@calc @ourielohayon That's so true. Public utilities/places benefits already from this. And large families gain from day 1.
Lachlan Campbell@lachlanjc · Code, apps, design, high school.
This looks absolutely awesome. I've wanted a smarter shower head for a while, especially one that is easy to "pause" while getting soap or something like that, without losing the temperature setting. Is that included in Nebia's design, @pwints28 @gparisiamon? Also,
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Philip Winter
Maker
@pwints28 · Co-Founder/CEO, Nebia
@lachlanjc Hahaha, I love this video! The pause feature is something that we are strongly considering for the final version. It's good to hear that it is requested.
Jay Meistrich@jmeistrich · Co-Founder, Moo.do
@pwints28 @lachlanjc I love the pause feature of Japanese showers. The savings from not using water when you don't really need it are huge!
Sean Wiese@dswiese · Hustling @portland_food_events
I bet I can order a container of these from alibaba before the kickstarter is complete. not a bad thing, but just hard to compete at their price point when its a commodity that will def get copied.