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  • Grant Garrison

    Awesome stuff, Mike. Miss you at but so excited your hard work at SOMA is about to launch!

  • Carolyn Strauss

    I'd love an even Slow-er view of this product. Having run it past slowLab's Slow design principles, here are a few questions for the Soma team: Does the product REVEAL something new about ourselves, about how we perceive and behave toward products? How close do we feel to the materials and processes involved in its creation? Does it EXPAND beyond our our perception or experience of water, what it means to filter water and why we do it? Aside from enjoying it's physical beautify, does it induce us to REFLECT, for example to consume water (and products like this) more mindfully? Who exactly does the product ENGAGE beyond the Soma team and the consumer? Does it allow us to know anything about the lives and livelihoods of the people along the production and fulfillment lines? Are the processes open-source and transparent enough that others can learn from and iterate upon them? Who else gets to PARTICIPATE? And finally, what happens when we take a longer view? How does this product mature and EVOLVE into the future?

  • Alicia Westberry

    Whether or not this filter works as well as the current ones on the market, it can't be worse. We assume we're being told current filters are great, but does the average person really know any of what we hear about supposedly "safe" products are true?

  • geeta719

    'natural coal'?? Isn't all coal made from natural stuff?
    Good to know they don't kill the silk worms to get silk, if it is ensured that they really wait till the fly flies out rather than boiling the worms with the silk. It must affect the quality of silk, perhaps? But all those flies that are artificially mass produced must eat a lot of greens!

  • waterman

    Soma should do the right thing (for the collective GOOD of all) and not put out any statements re: this filter's performance capabilities until it has had it thoroughly tested by an independent 3rd party lab like NSF International. To tease the public into thinking that this new, sexy and environmentally friendly pour-through filter carafe can address more than just chlorine reduction (like the heavy metals and "other contaminants" speculated)-- just isn't the correct approach. Too many empty promises have arisen out of the water treatment industry over the decades to just believe on good faith that Soma has a "completely unique filter... like nothing else in the world." If the FAQ statement about Soma's testing being incomplete at present is true-- then no performance claims should be made until it is certified.

  • Erin Palmquist

    Looks great! But what does it filter out of the water?

  • Cherese LeBlanc

    very innovative! Wondering about the cost?

    • Tim Hutchens

      The cost is around $60 and then there are filter programs, it looks cool when I recieved one I was sad as it does not fit under my sink (it fits in the bathtub), also the whole thing seems a move away from plastic (which is why I bought it) but the top filter housing and half of the unit is plastic?), it looked good on the intro, but was sort of a let down when it arrived.