Technology is a large part of our lives now. Thus, it is no surprise to see our usual bathroom amenities outfitted with current tech from the market such as self-flushing toilets and solar-heated showers. With more consumers willing to invest in savvier gadgets, the market is meeting the demands with more sophisticated options.
Here are the four techs to consider for your bathroom:
1. Digital shower controls
Smart systems such as U by Moen allow households to control their shower through their phone, with their voice or from a control panel. The system allows you to turn your shower on and off, and also pause when needed just by using your phone.
Users can also set up their showering preferences such as the water temperature. The smart shower system can be controlled by using your voice because it’s connected to Amazon’s Alexa-enabled devices. For those who are eager to take the initiative to save water, they can also set a shower timer using the system.
2. Smart mirrors
Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror by Kohler is also another tech that’s connected to an Alexa-enabled product. Users can use voice commands to turn on the mirror’s side light and also specify the lighting mode of their choice such as the brightness percentage.
For those who want a whole connected experience, the Mirror also has the ability to control the shower, faucet, bathtub and even the toilet. It’s like your personal JARVIS.
3. High-tech toilets
If you think having heated seats and a dryer for your bottom in the toilet is high-tech enough, think again! The lid of Neorest by Toto can open and close automatically and self-flush. It’s also covered in a ceramic glaze which reduces bacteria buildup and minimizes the growth of mold and debris. You can also wash your bottom using three modes. To top it off, water in the bowl stays super clean through an electrolysis process. It’s also an eco-friendly choice because each flush only takes 1.28 gallons.
4. Better touch-free faucets
Ever waved your hands under the sink like a mad person and the water still doesn’t flow from the faucet? The tap will only turn on when our hands are positioned at a certain angle, which is inconvenient. Delta’s faucets have a new sensing technology which can detect our hands from anywhere around the faucets. Tapping the lever-style handle at the top or anywhere on the spout will start or stop the water flow.