Why I'm complaining about Vessyl now
I was among the original group of journalists who saw Vessyl under an information embargo. My tech-press colleagues wrote about the cup when the embargo lifted on June 12, and I was simultaneously horrified and disappointed to see so many of them cover Vessyl without calling out its obvious drawbacks and dubious features.
I knew I had only bad things to say about Vessyl, so I decided to ignore the cup — a decision I now regret. At the time I was subscribing to a philosophy of "If you can't say anything nice...." My intention was to wait for a final review unit before passing judgement. But now, when I see that more than 10,000 early adopters have purchased the cup, I'm compelled to think I should have written something sooner. On its advertised product features alone, Vessyl makes absolutely no sense.
That's my take at least. Someone, anyone: If you purchased Vessyl on pre-order, tell me why I'm wrong. Tell me why Vessyl isn't a poster product for silly tech start-up excess.
And it looks like Stephen Colbert may want an answer too...
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