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Old 01-06-2019, 08:50 AM   #1
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Bathroom tech - I知 just not ready

Maybe I知 part Luddite, but I知 just not ready for this much technology in the bathroom. From the latest CES, Kohler announces the Numi intelligent toilet. https://www.us.kohler.com/us/Kohler-...T131200001.htm
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Numi intelligent toilet with KOHLER Konnect: Kohler痴 most advanced toilet, the Numi offers personalized settings that let users fine-tune every aspect of their experience to their exact preferences, from ambient colored lighting to wireless Bluetoothョ* music sync capability to the heated seat and foot warmer. Numi delivers hands-free control, personalized cleansing functionality, and exceptional water efficiency. Features of Numi with KOHLER Konnect can be controlled through voice-command, motion control or the KOHLER Konnect app.
An app for the bathroom, with Alexa right there? I値l pass, thanks. Some may find this useful, but for now everything I need a toilet to do can be accomplished quite easily without any iPhone, WiFi or AI. Besides, I doubt my 田leansing functionality can get any more personal.
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Old 01-06-2019, 08:53 AM   #2
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Not for me, but there's always someone who will pay for it. I've read where there's toilets in Japan that actually diagnose what you drop off, ie blood in your stool,etc.
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Not quite there, but I did get one of these.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/TOTO-A10...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Needed to have an electrical outlet installed next to the toilet but it was worth it. The bidet we had before, our first, was not electric. Warm water and a warm seat in the morning are much nicer.
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According to the WSJ one needs to get rid of the bidet and install one of those fancy Japanese toilets in the bathroom. Oh, the shower needs to be converted to a two person steam shower. Add a free standing tub big enough for two and you're done. It's just another way to Blow that Dough.
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Not quite there, but I did get one of these.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/TOTO-A10...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Needed to have an electrical outlet installed next to the toilet but it was worth it. The bidet we had before, our first, was not electric. Warm water and a warm seat in the morning are much nicer.
OK, that looks like one to add to the "Blow That Dough!" thread!

I don't have power that close to the toilet, so it would take some work. Surprised they don't use 48V wiring and a transformer so you could run low voltage wiring from the nearest outlet.

This would have made a great Christmas present! The laughs and comments as DW opened this would be worth the price of admission!

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I don稚 need all of the audio and Alexa stuff in my toilet. But we do have a number of bidets in our house and I think they are well worth it. I purchased a BioBidet toilet seat from Costco when they had their holiday sale. It was around $250 and it provides a warm seat, warm water for washing, and hot air after the wash. It痴 a small investment to make for a much more hygienic bathroom experience.
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Other than the bidet, the main feature that I find (mildly) attractive in the Kohler toilet is the motion detecting flush mechanism, to avoid spreading germs. Now that would be somewhat nifty I think. But lights? music? heated seat and foot warmer? verbal operation of faucets in the shower and sink? None of those do much for me.

You can buy that Kohler toilet at Lowe's, for a mere $5,999.99 . And the emergency flush for power outages is an upgrade so I guess that costs more.

Definitely fits in the Blow That Dough category.
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I don't know about the heated seat. Might be nice. But I get nervous about power, water & my twig & berries all next to one another
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When I was researching my bidet seat, one of the comments was:

Hey Google, wipe my butt!
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Recently stayed in a hotel in Hawaii that had those high-end toilets (Toto Washlet) installed in some of their rooms...including ours. After experiencing *all* of it’s enhanced functionality, I reported back to my wife that I have never simultaneously felt so clean AND dirty at the same time.
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One aspect of all this is clear to me.
All new builds and major bathroom renovations should have an electrical outlet installed near the toilet. The additional cost is very low. Doing it later is expensive.
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One of the features was electric toilets. Had an electric flush but not the heated seat option. Still had a water pressure tank fill like your typical home toilet. Well, after several years that internal mechanism stopped sealing, and the toilet would "run" on and off since it didn't seal any more. The maintenance guy looked into the repair, and it turns out the unique parts cost more than buying and installing an industrial toilet. Never bothered to look up the brand, but he told me that new it was a few/several thousand $ new.

But we couldn't get raises that were promised after we quadrupled our outside funding in just a few years thanks to good performance. Then they forced us into a less convenient but fancier location since we needed to be showcased to outsiders, we were so successful, at substantially higher rent. Which has led to a decline in the amount the outside company funding us would spend on students.

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I may never be ready for that, but we don’t want Alexa or any of the other always listening digital assistants in our house, especially Google Assistant. But this thread isn’t the place to debate digital assistant privacy (again). I’ve managed in the bathroom without assistance for 64 years, why start now?
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I may never be ready for that, but we don稚 want Alexa or any of the other always listening digital assistants in our house, especially Google Assistant. But this thread isn稚 the place to debate digital assistant privacy (again). I致e managed in the bathroom without assistance for 64 years, why start now?

But then how will 釘ig Health know if you池e regular or not?
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Other than the bidet, the main feature that I find (mildly) attractive in the Kohler toilet is the motion detecting flush mechanism, to avoid spreading germs.
That sounds very cool. They have it on the toilets at my gym. But you have to quick jump out of the way before it flushes because it sprays a little. At home now sometimes I jump out of the way from force of habit.
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I have 2 (not wifi or smart) bidet seats and I always will -
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I may never be ready for that, but we don稚 want Alexa or any of the other always listening digital assistants in our house



Neither do I!



I deleted everything Facebook'ish from my phone when a rumour started going around about their app listening in on everything you say. Not sure if it's true but don't trust Zuch a bit and don't have the energy to find out properly.



And no security system with a camera in my home controlled by their central office. I want to pick my nose without an audience.
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Thread reminded me of the high tech bathroom scene from the movie "Why Him?"https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=mcafee&p=why+him+toilet+scene#id=2&vid=e1 639e6258e1fdd2055078d4ba694872&action=view
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