Comments on “Nebia 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… See more
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) / $163 (electric heating). Whether they're copied and sold at a cheaper price is another matter.
Ouriel Ohayon@ourielohayon · appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
@calc @ourielohayon this is probably true (or close). My problem is that shower water saving is not something that is a needle mover (a drop in water?). Fixing the water saving issue has to be addressed where it really is: parks, golfs, pools, ...that being said it looks like a great product and if it was reasonably priced (99/150 USD range) it would probabl… See more
Michael Sitver@msitver · Curator @ Morning Short, Commute Kit
@ourielohayon Hardware is expensive for startups. Development, tooling, labor, etc., without the economies of scale mean those first units are going to be incredibly expensive. This is certainly a value-adding product though, so it may be definately be worth the cost (if the claims they make hold true).
Ouriel Ohayon@ourielohayon · appsfire, CEO/ isai (VC) co-founder
@msitver @ourielohayon no doubt about it. But they plan to retail it at 399$ 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 … See more
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.