The Noria Air Conditioner, now renamed the Kapsul W5, is a window air conditioning unit that was crowdfunded on KickStarter and which states that they are the “smarter way to stay cool”.
How Does the Noria Air Conditioner Work?
According to this website, window air conditioning units have been around for more than 60 years and they have always been celebrated for providing a convenient way to cool rooms that don’t have access to central air conditioning. But Noria says that they have always been “big, ugly, loud, and difficult to install.”
The goal of the Noria Air Conditioner (Kapsul W5) is to address all the common complaints about traditional window units and improve them.
To this end, they began with a beautiful design that includes an attractive thermostat knob which can be controlled from an iPhone or Android mobile application.
But they knew it wouldn’t be enough to simply make this unit attractive. They also had to improve issues with installation, which is why they made their unit much smaller so that you can keep the view from the window in which you install it, and makes it much easier to place in and take out of the window so it only has to be there during the hottest months.
They also improved the function of the air conditioner itself, by engineering the fans and ventilation system to be both quiet and efficient, and they direct all the cool air up towards the ceiling which creates a convective cycle that prevents your room from having hot and cold spots.
Cost & Price Plans
Currently customers who participate in the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign will have the chance to pre-order this Noria Air Conditioner for $299, which is a 25% discount off the eventual retail price of $399.
The Kickstarter website says that this product will be available to ship in March of 2018, though these dates may change depending on how the campaign continues.
Because this product is still available in their crowdfunding stage and not for sale on the open market yet, this company does not yet offer a published and detailed Refund or Return Policy for their customers.
Concerned customers will want to speak to a Customer Service representative for this company to see what kinds of policies may be in place for refunds of pre-order costs or refunds after the products have been delivered.
Customer Service Contact Info
Customers who would like to contact Customer Service with any questions, concerns, or complaints can do so by using the links available on their Kickstarter campaign page.
Because this product is not yet available on the market there are not any customer reviews which are available at this time.
However, the reviews that are available from the technology blogs and online magazines at this time are all very positive and enthusiastic about the differences and improvements this company has the chance to make in the window air conditioner market.
Competitors and Alternatives?
There are many different available air conditioning units for people who are hoping to find alternatives to the traditional window unit, including portable AC units which do not actually need to be installed in a window but can actually just be plugged into an outlet like a fan.
These units are often more expensive than window units, but customers who need an AC sooner than Spring of 2018 may want to look at these options.
If you have any experience with the Noria Air Conditioner / Kapsul W5, please leave your reviews below.
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