We have been very pleased with our new Carbon8 which is easy to use and provides deliciously cold sparkling water. It’s much more efficient than other carbonated water systems we have tried and would certainly rank it far above others.
It works well and love that you can use any cup and choose the amount of water you want. However, this has a lot less carbonation compared to other sparkling waters such as La Croix, Polar, Topo Chico, etc. Wish you could control the amount of carbonation similar to how you can with the Soda Stream.
After having tried other competing products years ago - I am super impressed with the Carbon8. Mail exchange has worked perfectly for us and the device is getting a lot of use!
We drink a lot of sparkling water at our house and bought this online because I wanted something nicer.. Having used a sodastream for years, I had long had issues with water leakage and, more annoyingly, having to go through so many steps just to get a glass of bubbly water. The Carbon8 is expensive. No doubt. But its usability and design is well worth it. It looks and feels high quality and my wife lets me keep it on the counter vs my sodastream which I only took out to use it. Another benefit is that this is compatible with existing SodaStream bottles and gas cylinders, which means you can find them anywhere. I signed up for their exchange program though, but just in case..
I've tried a few different sparkling water makers in the past and Carbon8 is by far the best and easiest one I've used. One of the things I love most about it is that are way less steps than the conventional sparklers. Push the button and you get sparkling water dispensed into a glass vs having to fill a plastic bottle, screw it into the maker, push push push push and then filling the water into the glass.Too many steps. With this appliance I can have a splash or glass when needed. I have the aluminum version side panel looks very good quality and the design is super high end overall. As I said, its a lot different and I really like it.