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August 24, 2014

Rebubl is designed to re-carbonate fizzy drinks that have gone flat

Rebubl is designed to re-carbonate fizzy drinks that have gone flat

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Nothing ruins a glass of soda like taking a sip and realizing it's gone flat in the fridge. What's more, it's a waste of money to then pour the rest of it away down the sink. A new family of devices from Bubl promises to put the fizz back into flat soda, be it at home or away.

The three devices that make up that Bubl family are each designed for use at different times. The Bubl itself is most like a Sodastream, in that is made for tabletop use at home. The device features a 500 ml (17 oz) acrylic bottle that holds the liquid to be carbonated and screws into a spherical dock into which CO2 cartridges are loaded.

The Rebubl comprises a cap and a Portabubl 'gun' into which CO2 cartridges are loaded

The Portabubl is designed, as its name suggests, for portability. It uses the same acrylic bottle for containing drinks, but has a small handheld gun into which the CO2 cartridges are loaded. The Portabubl cartridges are slightly smaller than those used by the Bubl, carbonating around 12 L (2.6 gal) of liquid compared to 18 L (4 gal) for the Bubl. The cartridges will also last longer when carbonating colder liquids.

Whilst the Bubl and Portabubl devices perform much the same task as a Sodastream by carbonating any drink that the user chooses, the third member of the family, the Rebubl, is designed to maintain the carbonation of drinks that are already fizzy. A specially designed cap is screwed onto the top of a fizzy drink bottle and works with the Portabubl gun to re-carbonate a drink as required.

The Rebubl is part of the Bubl family of devices that are designed for carbonating drinks ...

A Kickstarter campaign is being run to raise funds for the Bubl family of devices. If everything goes to plan and the campaign reaches its target, individuals will receive a Portabubl with a bottle for a £75 (US$124) pledge, a Bubl with a bottle for a £120 (US$199) pledge, and a full set including a Rebubl for a £190 (US$315) pledge.

The company says it plans to make replacement CO2 cartridges (which are recyclable) available for sale online and in stores.

The Kickstarter video pitch for the Bubl family of products can be viewed below.

Source: Bubl

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5 Comments

It looks like an expensive version of the Sodastream.

At 5x the cost it doesn't seem worth the bother... and apparently the net agrees, since on Kickstarter, their stats (as of today) read: 31 backer, £3,437 pledged of £75,000 goal, 12 days to go.

I don't think they're going to make it.

Dave Weinstein
25th August, 2014 @ 03:05 pm PDT

The price will probably be the deal killer, but imagine the fun of looking in the staff rec room fridge and carbonating a colleague's part used (so they do not see cap tampering) 'still' bottled water! Would be fun in hotel dining rooms as well, if a fellow diner is distracted for a few seconds.

The Skud
25th August, 2014 @ 07:18 pm PDT

I had one of the old SodaStream setups, the rectangular unit that used small glass bottles with plastic screw caps.

One time I tried to give some flat root beer a shot of carbonation. When I released the lever it all foamed out of the bottle.

Galane
25th August, 2014 @ 08:06 pm PDT

I do not seem to have this problem. When I was buying soda in bottles far larger than I used at once I put a old tire's valve-stem through a hole I drilled in a battle cap and pumped up the bottle to enough pressure to keep the C02 in solution.

Slowburn
27th August, 2014 @ 02:35 am PDT

BUBL has been designed to fizz still drinks such as water but it can also sparkle cordials that you have in the cupboard and even wine and cocktails. The technology behind the products means that you don't get 'over fizzing' like the flat root beer experience!

PORTABUBL is a first for its convenience in being hand held and can be easily stored in a drawer unlike other devices on the market; and the REBUBL cap - which gives you the ability to keep just opened carbonated drinks fizzy - saves wasting those drinks that otherwise go flat.

The BUBL Team
27th August, 2014 @ 09:05 am PDT
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