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Y Combinator Backed Nebia Unveils New Shower System

Nebia, a 2014 founded, San Francisco based, Y Combinator and Apple CEO Tim Cook backed startup, known for its shower system which it says uses up to 70% less water than conventional ones via a unique "water droplet technology that atomizes water", has unveiled a new version dubbed the Nebia Spa Shower 2.0, this time, promising more heat, more power and more water coverage.

Nebia has taken to Kickstarter, the same spot it debuted the first Spa Shower, raising $3.1 million from over 8,000 backers in 2015. Now on Kickstarter with the Spa Shower 2.0, Nebia has garnered more than $600,000 - 600% of its $100,000 funding goal - just a day after launch.

For summary, Nebia 2.0 keeps all features from the first version - like a sliding arm, megnetic dock and head tilt - but promises 3x faster water droplets and 2x more water coverage for users, coming in multiple colors to match various bathroom designs. Nebia says the new shower system is compatible with 95% of U.S. homes, up from 6…

SimpliSafe steps outside the home with the Video Doorbell Pro


Home security device manufacturer SimpliSafe has now made its first step outside the home with the launch of a Video Doorbell Pro device which enables users keep an eye out beyond the front door in crystal clear 1080p HD and with a super wide 162° diagonal field of view.

The Video Doorbell Pro's High Dynamic Range imaging (HDR) enables the camera to adjust to extremes of bright and dark light for output of a clear view of what's going on in the porch even in harsh sunlight. At night, Infrared vision is also available for clear view of what's going on for the user.


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The new security camera designed in partnership with leading design firm IDEO comes with a dual-sensor motion distinct for SimpliSafe which makes use of a PIR sensor which detects human heat signature and an image classification sensor that detects human form for combination to produce a more accurate, less likely to false alert and a discerning vision.

It also provides two-way audio capabilities and a door chime which lets users talk with anyone through the door through the SimpliSafe app. Its audio system is fitted with noise and echo cancellation which supports for clear audio during communication.

“Video Doorbell Pro gives homeowners advanced safety features for significantly less than any other like doorbell on the market,” SimpliSafe founder and CEO Chad Laurans stated concerning the new release “Our mission is to make every home secure, and part of the way we do this is by eliminating barriers like frustrating user experiences and price.”


Design is an important but often overlooked feature of modern home security," IDEO design director Dirk Ahlgrim also added. "Video Doorbell Pro is in most situations the first touchpoint for someone with a home, so from the beginning we recognized how important it was to visualize a welcoming technology that also communicates protection."

The new Video Doorbell Pro is already available on the SimpliSafe website and in Best Buy stores across the U.S. It comes at a cost of $169. Units purchased at Best Buy will be bundled with interchangeable faceplates in Obsidian, Cloud and Jade. Other interchangeable faceplates options will also be made available in soon time.


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