Filled every room in the house with the latest tech? Don’t forget the bathroom
Our bathrooms haven’t really changed much over the years despite all the advancements in technology. Hot and cold water, possibly a fancy showerhead, and you’re done. But that seems set to change, because there are a number of new gadgets available that can revitalize your bathroom in unexpected ways. From automated toilet seats to smart mirrors that automatically light up when you’re facing them, to devices that will help you prevent water waste, the options are endless.The only downside? You might never leave the loo! Read on to find out about the coolest new devices we came across:
Waview Mirror Waterproof TV
Now, take the telly with you to the loo. The Waview Waterproof LED TV vanishing television comes with a crystal mirror finish and is easily mountable on the wall. The television has a full HD LED screen, a resolution of 1,920x 1,080 pixels, and is protected against any damage by waterproof coating. There’s a USB port so you can watch anything really. Built-in speakers and a waterproof remote control complete the deal. When it’s off, it becomes an innocuous mirror that tells no tales. You can choose from models with built-in speakers or ceiling-mounted ones.
£599 (Rs.54,660) onwards at www.waview.co.uk. Shipping extra.
Glow in the Dark Loo Roll
Instead of groping your way to the loo at night, get some assistance from the Glow in the Dark Loo Roll which, as the name suggests, glows in the dark.
The toilet tissue emits a funky green glow that doubles up as a night light.
£4.99 on Firebox.com. Shipping extra.
Just like the mirror with Snow White’s envious stepmother, this mirror reflects your true self. In this case, instead of magic, it uses technology. As soon as you approach the mirror, it lights up automatically with miniature LEDs which simulate natural sunlight in a ring all around it. So you see your face as it would be in natural light. The mirror is cordless and recharges with a USB cord and adaptor.
Each charge lasts up to five weeks with moderate use. It also gives you 5× magnification so that each unwanted hair can be plucked out.
$200 (Rs.11,880) at www.simplehuman.com. Shipping extra.
Toto Neorest LE
This little robotic washlet by Toto comes with sensors to automatically open and close the lid, three cleansing modes and a hands-free automatic flush system. If that’s not enough, it has a Tornado Flushing system which doesn’t need refilling. Once you have completed the job, you can wipe off with warm water both from the front and back.
The toilet will flush, dry and deodorize itself as soon as you get up and leave. And if you want it to do something, it comes with a nifty remote control.
Rs.8,64,850 at Toto dealers across the country. Locate a dealer onAsia.toto.com.
Kohler’s Moxie Showerhead
Are you a bathroom singer who likes some backup? If you’ve been carrying your phone into the bathroom to get some tunes while you shower, then you’re really risking drops and moisture that can damage your phone. Instead, you could try Kohler’s Moxie Showerhead. This musical shower comes embedded with wireless speakers to pair up with your smartphone or tablet from up to 32ft away. To install it, all you have to do is take out your old shower and screw in the new one.
The speaker is made of the same white silicon body as the spray face. And the best part? It’s detachable. So after your shower is done, you can simply pop it out and keep listening to music outside the loo. Pairing it with a Bluetooth-enabled device is a single-touch job, the audio is good and loud and the music free of distortion, and the speakers are recharged through a USB cable. The speakers can pump up to 7 hours of non-stop music and the shower gives you 60 angled nozzles for full-spray coverage.
Rs.9,995 at all Kohler retail outlets.
Plonk this nifty little pebble near your shower and it will measure how much water you use in a single shower.
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