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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”