Not only that, but Sodastream users WILL be able to use Coke syrups as well. Sodastream users will have the best of both worlds! A simple extractor device will be able to be used to pull the syrup out of GMCR's Coke Pods! The inverse is not the case however.
If the Coke pods are pre-carbonated, that is not too much of a problem to go back to the sodastream unit, just extract the syrup/CO2 combo, and the CO2 will leak naturally leak out after a short amount of time, then pour and enjoy! Alternatively, you just slightly underfizz the Sodastream unit when adding the opened Coke pod syrup to account for their added fizz, but somewhat dissipated via puncturing their pods.
I was thinking the same thing. Can it be 100% pure CO2? Could it be dependent on local ambient air quality? I thought I remember a while back that Sodastream in Germany was looking to have an upscale CO2 that was somehow healthier or more naturally derived?
One thing that I haven't seen discussed yet is the possibility that because the Coke Pod is going to be very proprietary, and it is going to be very difficult to use with the Sodastream unit. It won't come in a way where Sodastream users can simply pour the syrup in. I am imaging some sort of a pod that has to be place inside the unit and it will not readily accept generic non-platform syrups, and thereby prevent Sodastream syrups from being used inside the unit without creating a big sticky mess. I am imagining that this POD will be single use, and similar to the Soda Capsule, will no longer function after puncture. Knock-off containers will probably have to be single use as well, decreasing the opportunity to transfer Sodastream syrups to the GMCR Cold machine.
The flip-side is not the case, however. Here is the deal, Sodastream users can easily have a generic Coke Pod Tapper, Pod Driller, Coke Syrup Extractor, etc, $2 device that will allow any Sodastream user access to anything the Coke puts out there in syrup form in addition to all Sodastream syrups.