Originally Posted by claviertekky
Why was your workplace giving them away?
It was a party gift. Not fully sure why they gave them away, im assuming Juicero may have sponsored our work event.
I actually got hyped because the presentation of packaging and product all feel like $800. First impression out of the box, it looks cool. It does convey a futuristic Keurig for juicers.
we had everything we needed since we had a full box of free juice packets. Not until I attempted to use it did i start to realize "oh thats why they are giving these away" :/
You have to download an app to connect to the juicer (I dont think you can use it if you dont have a smart phone either), you then connect the juicer to your wifi (it has to be near wifi to use it too) in order to access the site and unlock the "DRM" to use the machine.
The app and the site beat around the bush and don't outright say "YOU CANNOT USE THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE A SUBSCRIPTION". I recall I found out this not through their website, but from articles criticizing that feature of the product.
As someone mentioned in this thread, the juice packets all have QR codes on them which i'm assuming are DRM for those as well. The juice packets also have a short-life expiration date, since its actually veggies & fruits inside. Another juicy irony, these juice packets are shockingly similar to shape, size, and texture to actual hospital Blood Bags.
We had a box full of DRM juice packets and they were set to expire in a week. So we improvised and squeezed the packets ourselves. It was clear to me why they were giving these away.
Overall, good laughs, great experience, delicious juice.
a fucking waste and theres a huge brick in my kitchen now, i feel bad for those who spent money on it
Never give up on your dreams gaf.