This device is worth the cost, is easy and fun to use, and should last for years if maintained correctly.
Positive Product Points
Solid construction, easy to clean, and very well thought out design. Particulars include a molded TPE "grip" surface of the portafiltro basket, built-in pressure gauge, and replacement filter basket and o-ring.
Negative Product Points
Not much negative here. One minor point: the pump handle is missing texture and is a smooth plastic.
Like other espresso makers, clean... clean... clean your device. The Dome Pod, since it uses your own ground coffee for espresso, needs to be cleaned and maintained like any other brewing device. Keep stray grounds off of the basket especially around the seal against the portafiltro. The device comes up to pressure quickly. It is ergonomic and, IMHO, stylish. The packaging and literature as well as the available videos online make the learning curve short and sweet. The quality of the packaging and literature is A+. Subtle details built in to the product such as the TPE coated portafiltro and the Handpresso logo at the device's "head" show superior design intent. I especially love the marriage of a hand-powered device driven by air coupled to the use of my own, home-roasted coffee that I can literally take anywhere. This device will see service on trips as well as casual use in the office for that afternoon cuppa. I was suprised at the robustness of the materials for the Handpresso. It is a well-engineered product.
Though given as a gift, I went on-site to the vendor who welcomed me in and, although they were waiting for their first shipments of this product, pulled me a shot from the predecessor- the Wild. I saw first hand how to use it, what it tasted like, and how to clean it. Hats off to their customer service!
Three Month Followup
I use the Handpresso primarly when I travel but also occasionally bring it in to work for myself and others to enjoy. The product is still performing as well as Day 1. I thoroughly and enthusiastically enjoy the DomePod.