25 comments

  • Allison HouseAllison House, 6 years ago

    Yeesh. I get that they're going for futuristic, but this video with the monotone voiceover may as well be a trailer for a dystopian sci-fi flick.

    7 points
    • tom randletom randle, 6 years ago

      Totally! Feels like an advertisement you'd walk past in Halflife.

      I wonder whether people who didn't know more about it would think it was a spoof!?

      3 points
      • Shane McCleeryShane McCleery, 6 years ago

        I totally did, and still am struggling to believe, I mean... it all just looked like a weird movie promotion video, way too Utopian.

        1 point
    • Andrew McCarthyAndrew McCarthy, 6 years ago

      Glad I'm not the only one who is deeply disturbed by this.

      0 points
  • Ian MortierIan Mortier, 6 years ago

    It's people! Soylent is made out of people! They're making our food out of people! Next thing they'll be breeding us like cattle for food. You've gotta tell them. You've gotta tell them!

    4 points
  • Adam PatarinoAdam Patarino, 6 years ago

    Soylent: How I Stopped Eating for 30 Days - By Motherboard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8NCigh54jg

    Really interesting.

    3 points
  • Spencer OrtegaSpencer Ortega, 6 years ago

    This is one of those times when the site could be the absolute worst and it wouldn't stop me from exploring. The product is very, very intriguing.

    2 points
  • Theresa MershonTheresa Mershon, 6 years ago

    Site by those futuristic weirdos @ okfoc.us

    2 points
  • Shea LewisShea Lewis, 6 years ago

    When I add to a cart, It takes me to a different page. I then go back and then have to wait and load it again. This is pretty tough.

    2 points
  • Shane McCleeryShane McCleery, 6 years ago

    Can't tell if real or just an overly ridiculously awesome site for funsies.

    1 point
  • Jake ZienJake Zien, 6 years ago

    But how does it taste? Probably not so good, as they don't mention it anywhere.

    1 point
    • Cade PhillipsCade Phillips, 6 years ago

      All the articles I've read have stated it's tasteless.

      0 points
    • Randy HRandy H, 6 years ago

      The main downside from reviews that I have seen is the chalky texture. It is supposed to be rather flavorless, so people can flavor it themselves.

      0 points
  • Trevor AllenTrevor Allen, 6 years ago

    It's really laggy for me. (2013rmbp, chrome 34)

    1 point
  • David SinclairDavid Sinclair, 6 years ago

    Aside from the movie "Soylent Green" I associate the very word 'Solyent' with 'soil' or excrement.

    /coolstory

    1 point
  • Derryl CarterDerryl Carter, 6 years ago

    I'm glad this landed on Designer News, because Soylent is an interesting product to examine – from a design and UX perspective.

    I've tried it, and find it to be very tasty. However, I'm prone to making oat-based smoothies with tons of weird ingredients – so it's a familiar concept to me.

    0 points
  • Eric KimEric Kim, 6 years ago

    It's a cool site. Don't let the hate disprove that. Besides the design, the only weak part was the 3 icon section. Doesn't match the branding of everything else.

    0 points
  • Lewis FludeLewis Flude, 6 years ago

    Transitions feel a little slow to me! Buttons, etc.

    0 points
  • Eliot SlevinEliot Slevin, 6 years ago

    Interesting pricing, I thought soylent was trying to go for cheapness, suggesting $10 a day for food, but I'm currently spending $7 a day on food comfortably. I guess I'm not counting the time and energy I have to put in that food myself.

    Site is very nice, only thing is the preparation link in the footer opens a giant picture overlay which could be html instead.

    0 points
  • Lucas MoralesLucas Morales, 6 years ago (edited 6 years ago )

    Site looks great on desktop, but buggy on iOS here.

    The video got a bit laggy too. And that music made me remember HalfLife.

    0 points