Experience a totally new (and cheaper) shower

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nebia2-640x350Showers are the third highest consumer of water in the home, expending an average 17.2 gallons with every use. We have seen a number of smart devices such as shower heads and shower add-ons that aim to help bathers cut water wastage. Now, Apple-backed startup Nebia is aiming to top them all with its cleverly engineered shower head, which promises to reduce water usage by up to 70 percent.

Nebia’s new eco-friendly household shower head can drastically reduce the amount of water and heating, through an innovative water atomizing technology that creates a mist of millions of tiny water droplets, resulting in a much greater surface area than the usual household shower.

It looks elegant (they say iconic!) and indeed it’s a terrific looking shower. The device boasts multiple nozzles which use Nebia’s H2Micr0 technology, enabling more water to come in contact with the user’s body. The shower can be self-installed without the need for a plumber and according to them, could save customers approximately USD 220 per year, paying for itself in under two years.

The Nebia Shower can be pre-ordered at a reduced price of USD 249, for delivery in May 2016. It is expected to retail for USD 399. (No, we’re not selling it or profiting from this. But you know how we love new technology!)

What other household items could be given an eco-friendly makeover? Leave your answer in the Comments section at the bottom of the page.