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Postby NiMaTh » April 21st, 2017, 3:53 pm

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/juicero-blo ... fi-juicer/

Goes to show, there is a fine line between success and failure when your product overpriced, over-hyped, and easily mocked.

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Postby Winslow_Harte » April 21st, 2017, 5:16 pm


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my favorite article so far : https://techcrunch.com/2017/04/19/juice ... s-machine/
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Postby AndyMc » April 21st, 2017, 11:53 pm

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Love this quote from the ex-CEO:

"Hand-squeezed hacks” produce “a mediocre (and maybe very messy) experience.” :roll:

$5-8 for the 'experience' of a juice satchel is like paying $5 for a single coffee pod. Not happening.

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Postby Mr-914 » April 24th, 2017, 7:19 am

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Postby AVClub » April 24th, 2017, 7:24 am


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I can't remember who it was, but didn't a fairly well known design studio work on this project?

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Postby bepster » April 24th, 2017, 10:00 am

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AVClub wrote:I can't remember who it was, but didn't a fairly well known design studio work on this project?


Fuse Project (Yves Behar) :wink:

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bepster wrote:
AVClub wrote:I can't remember who it was, but didn't a fairly well known design studio work on this project?


Fuse Project (Yves Behar) :wink:


Ahhhh thats where I saw it!

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Postby slippyfish » April 24th, 2017, 9:23 pm

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bepster wrote:
AVClub wrote:I can't remember who it was, but didn't a fairly well known design studio work on this project?


Fuse Project (Yves Behar) :wink:


That would have been my first second and third guesses.
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Postby Winslow_Harte » April 25th, 2017, 12:21 pm


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Postby slippyfish » April 25th, 2017, 12:41 pm

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Winslow_Harte wrote:when $$$ is no object... https://blog.bolt.io/heres-why-juicero- ... dd74594e50


Can't fault the product development teams at all for smelling a huge opportunity to design a bad-ass piece of hardware with costs irrelevant. Who doesn't want to do this? All those well-finished, machined aluminum internals are like lab equipment. As the article says "hopelessly expensive to manufacture and assemble"... just a laughable concept, but if the backers had the dough, who wouldn't take their money?
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Postby Cyberdemon » April 25th, 2017, 1:44 pm

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Really interesting teardown...and I suppose a valid point - if this product were launched at $99 or 149, would we have felt it to be as ridiculous? Probably not.

His points about things like the tiny radius details on the CNC parts seem like they hired an engineer from Apple who thought CNC time came at no expense, when in reality those parts probably could've been forged, cast, or formed for 1/10th the price.

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Postby KenoLeon » April 25th, 2017, 1:46 pm

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I like to think that price should be a consideration of good design, can't throw dirt on the designer ( Yves ?) which probably has overhead to pay and the company, ( Juicero ? ) I mean what did they really do, try to sell juice in a more convenient /novel package,recoup hardware price via overpriced subscriptions ?

In the end I think the whole venture lacks a humble designer, more ideation and a bigger picture, I would:

- Keep the bag/subscription business model ( maybe try to lower the price ).
- Use a cellphone to scan the juice bag do the IOT thing.
- Redesign a tortilla press ( about $30 ) to squeeze the bags, no fancy hardware needed.
- Call it Juice Hero.

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Postby mo-i » April 26th, 2017, 5:17 am

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Sounds like sound design. But business model?
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