It’s Fall and for most people in the US October is about apple cider and carving pumpkins. For us Nikken distributors it also means that it is time for Nikken’s annual convention and the new Nikken products that are introduced there every year. The convention was this past weekend.
Before I get into the new items though, there is something that goes with new items that I want to talk about. To make room for new items in the warehouse Nikken has to discontinue some older ones. This year there were three product lines that were discontinued. Two of them were a surprise to me.
The biggest surprise was that Nikken discontinued the complete line of Elastomag magnetic support wraps. These have been very popular items for a long time and I have had several customers who absolutely depend on them when a part of their body doesn’t feel 100%. It was announced back at the beginning of September that the Elastomag wraps would be discontinued on October 1.
I assumed that there would be something new announced at the convention to replace them. There wasn’t. The magnetic support wraps are being dropped completely, at least for now. Some of the wraps have already sold out. At the time that I am writing this, there are still several in stock, including the magnetic knee wrap and the magnetic elbow wrap. If you are interested in any of them, I am offering a 15% discount until the end of this month. I suggest you hurry before they are gone.
The second items to be discontinued are the Aqua Pour gravity water filter and the Aqua Pour Deluxe. When I heard this, also in early September, I was pretty sure there was something coming to replace it. Nikken invested a lot of time and money in the new filtration technology for the PiMag sport water bottle that came out in July and it was a safe bet that they weren’t going to just leave it there. More about that later.
The Aqua Pour is a very popular water filtration system and now that it has been discontinued, I’m sure there are many people who are worried that they won’t be able to get replacement parts. There shouldn’t be anything to worry about. From what I have seen, Nikken typically keeps replacement parts in stock for 5 or 6 years after the item has been discontinued.
With that said, I feel confident that the Aqua Pour is still a good investment, especially at 15% off the retail price. Find out more about the Aqua Pour and the discount code here.
The third items that have been discontinued are the metal link magnetic necklaces. My guess, and it is only a guess, is that they haven’t been selling well enough to keep carrying them. I think most people either want the less expensive PowerBands, or for women, the slightly more expensive and nicer looking women’s necklace. Regardless, I still like this simple magnetic necklace and they are all 15% off through the end of the month too.
Now for the new items. I will only list them quickly here then go into more detail in a new post.
- PiMag Waterfall – a new gravity water filter that replaces the Aqua Pour.
- KenkoLight II – an enhanced version of the full-spectrum desk lamp that was introduced last year.
- PowerChips – a new magnetic disk that will replace the Kenko Mini and Super Mini.
- PowerBands in neon green – a new color to expand the PowerBand sport necklace and bracelet line.
The PiMag Waterfall and KenkoLight II are both available now as part of the Vital Environment Pack. Everything will probably be available individually by the middle of November.
Stay tuned for more information about the new Nikken products.