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SodaStream Releases 90s Inspired Machine And It’s Retro Fly

by Rudy Sanchez on 08/06/2019 | 2 Minute Read

The decade that was the 90s was in some ways a simpler time, apps were things on plates, not phones, and bold colors and power clashing—mixing different, contrasting patterns and materials—were prominent design trends. People in the 90s also really liked transparent casings, pitting the insides of everything from electronics like phones and computers, and in fashion like clear backpacks and high hells. Even Pepsi took the color out of their cola and launched a “Clear” version of their signature beverage.

SodaStream has been bitten by the nostalgia bug and has released a 90s limited-edition version of their soda maker. The new, limited edition device is named “Tori,” for spokesperson and actor Tori Spelling, who played Donna Martin on the smash 90s teen drama Beverly Hills 90210.

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The visible electronic components are brightly colored green, red, yellow and blue, and comes with a limited edition bottle that screams retro with its simple geometric shapes and bold colors. The device maker invites everyone to “celebrate our favorite trends in need of a comeback, while leaving others in the past,” the latter referring to single-use plastic.

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While SodaStream’s limited edition “Tori” is all that and a bag chips, and making your own fizzy drinks at home is better than buying bottles over and over, one has to wonder if releasing a functionally identical, but special edition variant is itself sustainable, if it encourages superfluous rebuying for the sake of collecting. As if!

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