Nebia, the shower start-up that counts Apple CEO Tim Cook among its early investors, has launched the third-generation of its shower system on Kickstarter. The big news this time around is the new Nebia by Moen shower’s rate, which starts at $199 compared to $499 for last year’s model, and its slightly smaller sized size.
Beyond the price and size reduction, the selling points of Nebia’s third-generation shower are similar to its previous models. The company claims its shower head produces much smaller sized water-droplets than a regular shower, which suggests it uses 45 percent less water while offering 2 times the protection. The company also declares it utilizes 41 percent less heating energy, however assures that its newest shower is its most popular yet.
The business is also making huge claims about how easy its shower is to set up, and assures a 15 minute installation process that does not need you to call a plumbing professional. New for this model is support for European-style waist-high water outlets, which ought to broaden compatibility outside of The United States and Canada.
Together With Tim Cook, the business also counts a variety of other huge names amongst its list of investors including FitBit CEO James Park, and Airbnb co-founder Joe Gebbia. The company likewise revealed a partnership with Moen in 2015. Tim Cook’s involvement appears to have been particularly useful, with Bloomberg reporting that the CEO was delighted to personally provide advice to the company in “long, well crafted, and detailed” e-mails.
Nebia’s third-generation shower is available in nickel, chrome, and matte black as part of its Kickstarter which is running till February 29 th. The company states its showers will begin shipping to its North American backers in March, while backers elsewhere in the world will need to wait till August.