In your lifetime you’ve likely taken thousands of showers. They’re the perfect place for getting clean, having a good old think and even enjoying a beer (why not?).
Now a futuristic new shower has come on the market that promises to use 70% less water than a traditional shower head – and even save you money over time.
The Nebia Shower System, which currently costs £1,077, is the brainchild of San Francisco startup techies Philip Winter and Gabriel Parisi-Amon.
They began fundraising for their idea on Kickstarter in August 2015 and went on to raise more than $3million in just one month. And they also scored the backing of Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google chairman Eric Schmidt, who both tried the shower and quickly invested in the product.
According to Nebia’s website, the shower can save an average household around 75,000 litres of water per year. It works by atomizing water into millions of tiny droplets, with 10 times more surface area than your regular shower.
According to their website: “With Nebia, more water comes into contact with your body, leaving your skin clean and hydrated all while using less water than a typical household showerhead.
“For the average US home, Nebia pays for itself in less than two years. We have been working on Nebia for nearly five years and we have developed numerous iterations and prototypes.
“At Nebia, we set out to create a shower that leaves you feeling clean, refreshed, and ready to meet what’s next. Hundreds of people have showered under Nebia and the feedback we have received has been phenomenal. Now we are ready to share Nebia with the world.”
So far, reviews have been pretty positive for the product. But would be prepared to shell out so much for a shower?