If what you really want is a multi-spray shower system, but there isn't room for it in your budget, the is a good compromise. This dual-head shower system combines two five-inch shower heads, one fixed and one handheld. Both heads attach to a single shower arm by means of a three-way diverter mount. Each shower head has five functions: saturating spray, massage spray, bubbling spray and two combination settings. The flow rate is 2.33 gpm per head, or 4.66 gpm if you use both at once. However, several users note that the flow of both shower heads feel weaker when used simultaneously than when used one-at-a-time. Because of the 5-inch heads, this combination shower is more like a rain shower than a traditional shower head.
Think about it—you can set those tentacles up to spray water in any direction. It's kind of like blending elements of traditional shower heads, and those that everyone dreams about owning. [ via via ]
With a retail price of $400, the Nebia isn't cheap. (The initial Kickstarter price of around $300 puts it within range of other premium shower heads from high-end manufacturers like Kohler or Grohe, while a perfectly nice traditional shower head can be found for around a tenth of the Nebia's price.) In a market where water costs a lot, a home owner might see savings after a year or two, but the Nebia is no small investment however you slice it. Nebia's designers say it's not just more efficient, but the best showering experience ever designed.
Most users say the Delta 75700 produces a strong stream, especially for a handheld. It has a 2.5 gallon per minute (gpm) flow rate, and most note that the pressure feels strong whether it's used as a traditional shower head or as a handheld. The 6-foot hose attachment is also a plus. Reviewers are split on durability: Some say the Delta is very sturdy, while others complain that the plastic parts seem flimsy. However, it's backed by a lifetime warranty that covers both the parts and the finish, and Delta customer service gets great reviews for their polite, responsive service. The shower head is available in white, chrome and satin nickel finishes.
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