Nebia – How the Silicon Valley will be showering

Re-inventing the wheel shower. Nebia is a new shower head developed in San Francisco. It promises a better showering experience and savings of 70% on water, and these are not the only things that are impressive about this shower head. Nebia has some famous faces backing the project with Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt the Schmidt Family Foundation being two of them.

Nebia InstalledThe team behind Nebia claims that you will have a “superior shower experience in every sense”. The Nebia shower is supposed to be fully self-installed, with adjustable brackets and and a head that maximizes the water surface of its output by up to 10 times compared to a a regular shower head.

According to the company, the Nebia Shower has been in development for over 5 years and the team has created a new technology called H2MICRO™ which “atomizes” the water and reduces water wastage considerably. That’s great news for the environment and your water bill, and unlike other kickstarter projects, they have even done some decent background work, having already been tested on the campuses of Apple, Google and Stanford University with great success.

INebia Doublef all that sounds of interest, you can still join Tim and the Schmidt clan by backing it too on Kickstarter, – at the time of writing the company was just shy of 1 million dollars from funding.
This project makes me think of other areas that we so frequently overlook because we are so used to the current methods but could improve. Shower heads today, maybe taps (faucets for our non-British readers) and toilets tomorrow. There are a lot of areas that can be improved but we seem to be comfortable with the current scenario and forget that it is possible to re-invent the wheel.

 


Via: NY Times and Kickstarter

M Hatti

International man of non-mystery. My passion for all things tech comes from a very small age, since the first time I learned how to connect a VCR and make it work (I was 5). My first PC was an Apple II. I have fond memories about the first time I connected to a BBS and the first time I connected to the Internet via that same bulletin board system. I love films and TV series.

  • irononreverse

    This will be terrible for washing hair. Who wants to shower in a mist of water?

    • mhatti3000

      Without trying there is no way to know.

    • Darrell Jones

      As someone with no hair I fail to see the problem

    • How am I going to mist my mohawk now foo!!?!?!? Agggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!