Juicero teardown hints at a very expensively-built product

Juicero became the laugh of the tech industry last week after Bloomberg revealed that its custom fruit and vegetable packs could be squeezed into juice by hand. But it turns out that Juicero’s big and expensive juicer really is no joke. Ben Einstein, a founder at the venture capital firm Bolt, took apart a Juicero juicer piece by piece to see what made the device — which currently sells for $399 and went for $699 at launch — so expensive. It turns out, the juicer really is an impressive piece of hardware. It just happens to be one that was designed with quite a bit of excess. “Cost savings was not anywhere near a top priority for Juicero.” Einstein calls Juicero’s press an “incredibly complicated piece of engineering” that was assembled... Continue reading…

Juicero teardown hints at a very expensively-built product

Machine applies equal pressure across the surface area of the juice bags.

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Arstechnica

Juicero's unnecessary complexity makes it unnecessarily pricey

Juicero came under fire after Bloomberg showed that you don't need its $400 (previously $700) machine to squeeze juice out of its proprietary fruit and vegetable packets. All you ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Engadget

Juicero teardown reveals the secrets of a wildly overengineered juicer

Juicero became the laugh of the tech industry last week after Bloomberg revealed that its custom fruit and vegetable packs could be squeezed into juice by hand. But it turns out that ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from The Verge

Juicero may be the absurd avatar of Silicon Valley hubris, but boy is it well engineered

 The Juicero story is a funny one in some ways and a sad one in others, so let’s just assume they cancel each other out and admire the machine itself in a nice judgment-free moral ...

Mon 24 Apr 17 from TechCrunch

Juicero CEO Offers Full Refunds on $400 DRMed Bagjuice Squeezer

Juicero's CEO is offering a full refund to any unhappy customers who feel they were ripped off when they paid for a $700 ($400 now) juicer with $5 juice packs that expire within a week, tops, ...

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Extremetech

Juice wars: Juicero has sued another juicer maker for patent infringement

The company claims its cold-press hardware has a copycat.

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Arstechnica

Juicero CEO responds to criticism, offers all buyers a refund

Earlier this week, it was reported that the $400 Juicero machine didn’t perform its primary task – emptying the firm’s proprietary juice bags – much better than a pair ...

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Techspot

Juicero CEO defends 'experience' of his $400 machine

Jeff Dunn, the CEO of Juicero, defended his company's product on Thursday after it became apparent that consumers could simply use their hands to squeeze juice out of a bag.

Fri 21 Apr 17 from Daily Mail

Juicero: Juicing boss defends $400 machine

Juicero ridiculed after it emerges sachets of ingredients can be squeezed just as easily by hand.

Fri 21 Apr 17 from BBC Technology

Juicero will refund unsatisfied buyers of its WiFi-connected press

We never bought the hype on Juicero's $700 connected cold-press machine, but the company's CEO says anyone who did pay for one can get their money back. In a blog post on ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Engadget

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