The Soda Club Edition 1 soda maker came with everything we needed to get started: Soda machine, carbonation canister, 2 bottles and caps, and instruction book+DVD.
The soda machine was light weight and looked pretty easy to set up. The CO2 canister screws into the valve in the back of the unit. The bottles had a "Water Fill Line" clearly marked. The bottle screws into the connector at the front of the machine.
The package came with a fully charged CO2 canister. The canisters are "on loan" ...not sold to the user. When it is empty, they need to be sent back for an exchange o recharged by an authorized center. One canister is supposed to be good for 110 bottles... so one should last for a while!
We also got some extras (bottle with stainless steel top and bottom, various flavor syrups) with our package. We are going to try them all out and let you know how they compare with the ready-made version.
UPDATE: We had the annual RainyDayMagazine "SausageFest" cookout this past weekend. A lot of folks got to try out the Edition 1 soda making machine. We will be posting our FirstUse impressions this week!