Google might have the Nest Learning Thermostat, but Tim Cook’s got a smart shower, thanks to a recent investment by the Apple CEO in a new, environmentally friendly shower company.
And what kind of boss would he be if he didn’t test the next-gen washing solution as an option for Apple employees?
The (unknown) investment is in six-person San Francisco startup Nebia, which has created a water-conserving shower head the company describes as a major breakthrough.
The gorgeous shower head looks like a traditional fixture crossed with an iMac and can reportedly reduce water consumption by as much as 70 percent. This is because it uses nozzles to break the water up into miniature droplets, thereby making it more of a spray than a conventional shower.
Nebia began testing the showers at Apple’s campus, along with those of Google and Stanford University, late last year. The project is currently raising money on Kickstarter, where it has racked up $275,000 against a $100,000 target — and there are still 30 days to go.
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Coming at a time when California Gov. Jerry Brown had mandated that the state cut 25 percent of its water usage, it’s easy to see why Cook would have been swayed by Nebia — particularly given his focus on making Apple eco-friendly.
No wonder he was so concerned about whether or not the Apple Watch could be used in the shower.
Via: The New York Times