We know very well the importance of saving water in our day-to-day activities. And taking long showers are probably one of the biggest wastes of water. What if a new technology would allow us to save shower water by up to 70%?
The Nebia shower is a project currently seeking crowdfunding through Kickstarter, and has already raised almost US$3,000,000, when their initial goal was to earn only US$100,000. The idea of this shower head is to use 70% less water than a regular shower by atomizing water into millions of tiny droplets with 10 times more surface area than a regular shower. That is, the device would work more like a cleansing sauna, rather than a conventional shower.
The first units of Nebia were available for US$249, but it is now only available for US$299. The price is not so high when compared to what it will cost when it hits the market, US$399. Considering the water savings, a Nebia shower head that is used 4 times daily would eventually pay for itself in 3 years of use.
This is because, it seems, the idea of the shower founders was never to popularize the invention – or to make a greater number of people save water – but to create a premium product, which enhanced the bath experience itself. Still, the economy of resources now appears to be the main motto behind the initiative. Would you be willing to buy a US$300 shower head in order to have a fancier bath?