Smart Toilets: The Personal Technology You Didn’t Know You Needed
Decorum demands that bathroom talk—if it happens at all—should remain in hushed tones.
An unfortunate side effect of this rather reasonable social request is that advancements in toilet technology remain hidden from the public at large.
We are here today to shine a light on the many modern amenities for cleanliness and comfort—from streaming audio to seven different spray positions—that today’s most advanced toilets afford users.
Toto Neorest 750H
What should you expect from a $10,000 toilet? Nothing less than the complete commode experience. The Neorest 750H by Toto features automated lid operation, automated flushing, automatic deodorizing, multiple bidet wash modes—including oscillating and pulsing comfort washing—and an adjustable heated seat. But the real magic comes after use, when the Neorest tackles the job no one wants to do—cleaning. Equipped with Actilight technology, a UV light system built into the lid, the Neorest sets to purifying your porcelain immediately post-usage. The Neorest further burnishes its cleaning credentials with a CeFiONtect ceramic glaze designed to repel waste, a misting system that employs electrolyzed water and a tornado flush—all ensuring your toilet will feel fresh for every use. All of this and the only hands-on activity users will need to engage in is the operation of the Neorest’s remote control.
The tyranny of current toilet design—and, dare we say, outdated social mores—insists that toilets serve as purely utilitarian devices. If you’re looking to bring the club atmosphere into your private quarters, you won’t find a better option than the Numi by Kohler. In addition to sleek design and the standard features you’d expect of a high-tech toilet (multiple bidet spray functions, hands-free dryer, heated seat, deodorizer, self-cleaning features, etc.), the Numi provides audiovisual experience. Numi users can pair their smart devices with the commode via Bluetooth and play out music from their personal collection or any streaming service. What’s more, the Numi comes equipped with illuminated panels that can be set to cycle through a dynamic range of colors—or scheduled to display certain shades at specific times of day.
But the fun doesn’t stop with sound and vision. Numi owners will be treated to a motion-activated seat cover which lifts as you approach, a foot warmer to keep toes toasty on early mornings, and a multi-user database, so everyone in the family can enjoy their own custom toilet settings—from music and seat warmth to spray pattern and strength.