kohller advanced kumi toilet

What can this futuristic high-tech toilet do? Better question might be: what can’t the Numi do. A first front-mounted sensor raises the lid when you walk into the bathroom, while a second detector on the side near the floor lets you flip up the seat with a flick of your foot.

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But that is just the beginning – light-up, touch-screen controls turn on the heated seat and feet warmers. Of course it has a bidet but … an integrated air dryer and charcoal-filtered deodorizer? OK, Kohler, enough is enough, that has to be it right? Wrong.

Kohler Numi toilet top

Then there is the MP3 player (plus radio combo), tied into built-in speakers – turn on the FM, program your tunes on the fly (or rather: while you sit) or set it to run through a preset playlist. Basically, all the smart home tech you could ask for and more.

Kohler Numi toilet light up

Next thing you know they will roll beyond the bowl and start deploying motion-sensing toilet paper rolls, automated waste bins and perhaps a robot to hold a book or magazine while you go about your business.

All that technology doesn’t come cheap. Kohler’s Numi toilet will set you back at least $6,000.

Kohler Numi toilet smart

“The Numi toilet combines unmatched design and technology to bring you the finest in personal comfort and cleansing. Kohler’s most advanced toilet now offers personalized settings that let you fine-tune every option to your exact preferences, from ambient colored lighting to wireless Bluetooth® music sync capability to the heated seat and foot warmer. Play your favorite music and podcasts – simply stream wirelessly with any device enabled with Bluetooth technology, store MP3 files to the SD card, or plug in your device using the auxiliary cable. Other upgrades include Power-Save mode for energy efficiency, emergency flush for power outages, and an intuitive touch-screen remote. From its striking form to its exceptional water efficiency, the Numi toilet marks a new standard of excellence in the bathroom.”