Opal is easier to use than you might expect, with touch controls and a reasonable three-pound capacity—plus, there's no dedicated water line required, all you need is a 120v power cord.
Head to Opal's IndieGoGo campaign and contribute $349 ($150 off the launch price of $499) to reserve one, but don't expect to see Opal at your boozy aunt's house till July 2016. We think it will be worth the wait.
Brett Williams is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor. He would only make Kool-Aid nugs.
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