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A "Throne" Fit For a Tech King

samzenpus posted more than 3 years ago | from the stay-a-while dept.

Technology 111

WrongSizeGlass writes "PCWorld has an article on Kohler's new hi-tech toilet. The Numi comes complete with a detachable touch screen remote; motion-activated lid and seat; integrated air dryer; a heated seat; feet warmers; ambient lighting; built-in speakers with FM radio and an MP3 player input jack. If you have $6,300 to flush down the drain on a toilet this is for you."

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Obligatory (0)

Moderator (189749) | more than 3 years ago | (#35854984)

Go away! Baitin'.

Re:Obligatory (0)

taiwanjohn (103839) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855156)

When I saw your subject line I was expecting to see something about a "Bowelwulf Cluster" of these...

Not up to the standards of Japan (3, Informative)

Geoffrey.landis (926948) | more than 3 years ago | (#35854992)

Not up to the standards of an average high-tech toilet in Japan, but it's nice to see the US at least stepping up to toilet tech.

Re:Not up to the standards of Japan (4, Insightful)

cpct0 (558171) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855240)

It actually is up that standard ... and Toto, the famed washlet makers are actually producing these in USA too ... you simply need to look them up.

I find it funny to see this coming over everywhere on the Intarwebz. At least Kohler knows their way up the social media / blogosphere / viral marketing.

Re:Not up to the standards of Japan (1)

tripleevenfall (1990004) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856858)

Integrating twitter into the sh_tter is not "innovation", it's spurious techbloat.

Not one of these features really has any value if you have a smartphone with you, which almost everyone does. Certainly everyone blowing $6000 on a toilet will.

Notch? (3, Insightful)

ObsessiveMathsFreak (773371) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855004)

Does the seat have a notch in the front? No? Back to the drawing board then.

Re:Notch? (2)

PopeRatzo (965947) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855120)

Don't need no notch. It's motion sensors raise the seat for you.

And by the way, the water is not only cold, but it's deep, too.

Re:Notch? (2)

SeNtM (965176) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855228)

The water is warmed in my model...those deep dunks get quite annoying.

Re:Notch? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855362)

The notch in the front is so your penis doesn't touch the rim of the seat and can aim itself neatly into the bowl. There's nothing more annoying than having to sit on the can with your bird hanging outside the bowl... unless the toilet activity has nothing to do with eliminating wastes :).

Re:Notch? (3, Insightful)

PPH (736903) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855796)

Actually, its to keep some lazy bastard from standing up and whizzing through the seat opening, leaving dribbles on the front edge for the next person to sit on. Notch or no notch, I've got to stuff Mr. Winkie down so as to miss either the seat or rim of the bowl beneath.

What I'd expect from a 'tech toilet' is Kinect (or some similar recognition capability) to detect a user approaching the bowl backwards (leave the seat down) or forwards (flip the seat up) or kneeling (activate face wash after the hurl is complete).....

...... Hmmm, off to the Patent Office!

Re:Notch? (1)

Baby Duck (176251) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856264)

Or tuck Mr. Winkie down so it doesn't have to TOUCH said seat or rim.

Re:Notch? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855738)

No, the seat automatically calculates if you're a moron who can't aim and if you are, it raises the lid for you.

Plumbing code may dictate residential only (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35856672)

http://www.toiletmuseum.com/faq.html#Q6 [toiletmuseum.com]

It's residential only until they get one with a notch.

detachable *touch* screen remote? (2, Insightful)

tippe (1136385) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855028)

Eww, I'm not touching that!

Re:detachable *touch* screen remote? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855452)

Then you problem don't want to touch the door handles or anything else in the washroom for that matter. Just saying...

out of the dark age, into the new darker age (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855032)

or, do our rulers have too many big tanker jets, & other weapons? or, you call this 'weather'? deepending on whose textbook one is unfamiliar with, there's punishment for every earthly deed. there's no reason to think that the out of control mormormonic boys choir epidemiological outbreak, has anything to do with the negotiations with the heathen rebels, & southern baptists, seeking refuge from down under southern hillary, where the air is always greener, above the surface, in utah. some are saying that the choir directors' choice to make their new CDs out of recycled hymens, may have caused a divine complexion (thin skinned) intervention.

stuff that really matters is about pooping again? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855122)

as often as not. that could change, after the weapons are gone. we'll all poop easier.

Re:out of the dark age, into the new darker age (-1, Offtopic)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855180)

Dude, seriously, take your medication. This shit is getting annoying.

Re:out of the dark age, into the new darker age (-1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855216)

What is this, I don't even

Re:out of the dark age, into the new darker age (1)

couchslug (175151) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855814)

That's not even amusing. Kill yourself.

It's the only useful treatment for mental illness and unlike your boring paranoid "caps free" rants would actually accomplish something.

Do it on streaming video so your message will be heard. Post the link to 4chan and you may become a meme. Use a decent camera (you won't need your money for anything else) since grainy suicide footage is poor wank fodder.

Re:out of the dark age, into the new darker age (1)

gislifb (1979154) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855824)

Successful troll is successful!

Question (1)

JustSomeGuyNamedWolf (1973510) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855100)

Can you watch Netflix on it?

Idiocracy (1)

dargaud (518470) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855106)

Does it remind anyone of the integrated toilet seat tv of Idiocracy ?

Re:Idiocracy (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855480)

Well apparently you're not the only one, but it doesn't look anything like a recliner or have a TV in front of it, so, no.

Re:Idiocracy (1)

uncanny (954868) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855810)

Give it time, that movie was based 500 years in the future, but we are steadfast on the way to reaching that goal early... VICTORY?

does it support IPv6? (4, Funny)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855174)

If it does not have its own "I" "P" address, I am not interested.

Re:does it support IPv6? (2)

rwyoder (759998) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855488)

This should help you: http://www.google.com/tisp/ [google.com]

Re:does it support IPv6? (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855494)

It supports IPv1 LTS (Pissing Person).

Re:does it support IPv6? (1)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855958)

ping and traceroute commands could come in handy, while port scanning may turn up interesting information....

Re:does it support IPv6? (1)

AJH16 (940784) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856584)

Don't forget to flush your buffers.

Linux? (1)

antdude (79039) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856160)

Also, does it run on Linux?

Re:Linux? (1)

roman_mir (125474) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856438)

golden shower?

Toilet paper, AI rights. (2)

LordNacho (1909280) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855196)

A couple of questions.

1) Do these high-tech toilets mean you don't need any more toilet paper? Someone told me they spray a beam of water up where it's needed. Which I assume means it needs some kind of image recognition...
2) If an AI is sufficiently advanced as to be distinguished from a human, does it have a right to not stare at people's goatses?

Re:Toilet paper, AI rights. (1)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855330)

If you click on the "NUMI" link in the article it takes you to where you can view the gallery. One of the screenshots displays the menu on the remote and two of the options show a graphic with text that read "Front" and "Rear", indicating the placement of the water stream.

Re:Toilet paper, AI rights. (1)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 3 years ago | (#35859492)

OK, I didn't look at the gallery, but I did look at the images on the homepage. Do they seriously expect people to buy these things, then install them in a corner of the living room, with no door, surrounded by huge bay windows with sweeping views of Los Angeles and no curtains??

Re:Toilet paper, AI rights. (1)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855410)

Even better than the gallery is the video. It shows how you can not only activate the bidet, but you can control the position, flow type (pulse, wave or oscillating), water temperature and dryer. You can even set presets for specific people in your house so all you have to do is choose which person you are and it takes it from there.

Now, if they could find a way to integrate all this into my recliner then I'm all over it.

Employee fun (1)

witherstaff (713820) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855780)

I read that the Toto version of the water closet/bidet combo used over 400 hundred employees for the preset locations. I wonder how they did that - ask for volunteers, have HR post a company wide memo, just grab the first 400 people through the door?

Re:Toilet paper, AI rights. (1)

vivin (671928) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856870)

If an AI is sufficiently advanced as to be distinguished from a human, does it have a right to not stare at people's goatses?

Can you imagine being the QA for that AI? Or even the developer tasked with developing that AI?

"What do you do all day?"
"Oh, I find pictures of people taking shits and feed it to my AI".
"..."

To revive an old slashdot joke... (3, Funny)

BigDumbAnimal (532071) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855200)

Does it keep logs?

Re:To revive an old slashdot joke... (3, Funny)

SeNtM (965176) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855282)

2011-04-18 10:25:15- Log entry created.
2011-04-18 10:25:35- Received data stream.

Re:To revive an old slashdot joke... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855654)

2011-04-18 10:25:15- Log entry created.
2011-04-18 10:25:35- Received log.

FTFY

Re:To revive an old slashdot joke... (1)

Herschel Cohen (568) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855752)

Only if they measure up to the minimum published standards, otherwise, not.

Re:To revive an old slashdot joke... (1)

Kyont (145761) | more than 3 years ago | (#35858566)

Of course, but like in all systems, the difficult part is getting the admins to poke around in the logs to figure out what is making them larger...

Coming back to the US? Slashvertisement. (0)

HalAtWork (926717) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855202)

The guy who made this thing said the luxury toilet market is "coming back to the u.s."... was it ever here, or is this just his desperate attempt of getting everyone on his bandwagon? His toilet has a touch screen, FM radio, speakers, aux in jack, heated footrest/seat and ambient lighting (your bathroom doesn't have enough lights already?). Isn't that a far cry from what's already available? His toilet costs about $6300. Other toilets [youtube.com] (skip to 1:30) have similar features and cost 12-15 times less [rakuten.com] . He's just another fraudster, inventing a high priced market where there doesn't need to be one. I call slashvertisement.

Re:Coming back to the US? Slashvertisement. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855686)

None of the crap on your page "have similar features" or even close to it. In fact, only one was actually a toilet, it cost $1500 and had no fancy electronics whatsoever. The rest where just lids, some of which had a couple of small electronic gadgets, none remotely on the scale of the toilet in TFA. And yes, there was a huge demand for high tech toilets in the US in the late 90s, but it died out with the dot com crash for whatever reason.

Re:Coming back to the US? Slashvertisement. (1)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855792)

And is overall stupid.

mp3 player jack... what nimrod designed this? Bluetooth A2DP!

Finally what idiot would buy it, if you can afford a $6300 crapper, then you would already have whole house audio with an audio zone in the bathroom that has far better speakers than this toilet can.

heated footrest.. wtf? again you would already have a heated floor.

This thing is a non starter, anyone that can afford it already has better than what it can deliver already in their current bathroom.

Self Cleaning? (1)

The Grim Reefer2 (1195989) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855206)

I didn't read TFA, but does this thing clean itself? I've seen many self cleaning toilet seats in public restrooms in Europe. You would think for $6300 you shouldn't have to clean a toilet ever again.

Re:Self Cleaning? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855588)

Never mind cleaning itself, for $6300 I'd expect it to clean the dishes. On second thoughts...

Re:Self Cleaning? (1)

Scyber (539694) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855972)

I doubt the people that pay $6300 for a toilet actually clean their own toilets.

Re:Self Cleaning? (1)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 3 years ago | (#35857818)

When put in that context, a $6300 toilet could be a money saver. How much does it cost to keep staffing for toilet cleaning 24/7. Even at $5 an hour, it would pay for itself in less than 2 months. After that, it is reducing labor cost at thousands a month. How can we afford NOT to buy one of these!

Diet change (1)

Nidi62 (1525137) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855230)

If you are spending enough time sitting on the toilet to justify things like heated seats and feet warmers, radio and mp3 player jack, and a $6300 price tag then you might want to rethink your diet.

Re:Diet change (1)

schnikies79 (788746) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855264)

Agreed. I don't sit on the toilet any longer than I have to, which works out to be a minute or two.

Re:Diet change (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855774)

This is just something else for an executive to put on his megayacht. It's like selling stuff to ricers. You've already sold them underbody lights, chrome door edging and stick-on fake hood vents, so now you have to invent something new to sell them - like stick-on canards or a rear bumper with fake venturi tunnels.

Re:Diet change (1)

Combatso (1793216) | more than 3 years ago | (#35858640)

humans gotta do a few import thanks.. sleep, eat and shit... A decent kitchen, complete with dining area can be in excess of $20,000, a good bed, complete with all the linens will cost you over a grand.. if I had the money kickin' around, I would love to shit in R2D2..

Buy stock in Preperation "H" (1)

Stenchwarrior (1335051) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855250)

Because with all the time people will now be spending in the loo, hemorrhoids are sure to ensue.

Re:Buy stock in Preperation "H" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855900)

Because with all the time people will now be spending in the loo, hemorrhoids are sure to ensue.

fun fact: hemorroids are sure to ensue because human beings were never meant to poop while sitting. In third world countries where they squat over a hole in the ground, hemorroids are unheard of.

Re:Buy stock in Preperation "H" (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35858654)

In third world countries where they squat over a hole in the ground, hemorroids are unheard of.

Let's be honest, that's mostly because so many people in third world countries tend to die from one of the myriad of feces related, human infecting, waterborne diseases before they become old enough to suffer hemorrhoids.

correlation /= causation, and all...

For that price, it better recline! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855256)

For that price, it better recline!

The budget electronic seats are perfectly fine. (3, Interesting)

Grokko (193875) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855328)

I used to laugh about the toilets that wash and dry you. I don't any longer. I went to do some work for a few weeks in Seoul, South Korea. Both the hotel and the place I worked had them. I tried them out, and found out what I had been missing all these years. The basic ones have these functions:

- Warm toilet seats - this really helps to get things moving in the morning
- Washing, front and back - say goodbye to skid marks.
- Drying

Anyway, I told my wife over Skype how wonderful they were, and she laughed at me. Then she came to visit me in Korea, tried them, and suddenly, it was a must have appliance for when I get back. Since the power in Korea is different from North America (220V with different type of plug), and the instructions were in Korea, I ended up ordering one that had the basics, as well as a remote control. It took me about 1.5 hours to install, but about an hour of that was poring over the entire manual to make sure I understood how to do it. The actual install took about 30 minutes.

We both enjoy using it, and we hardly ever use toilet paper anymore. Some people might be put off by drying time vs. wiping, but as I like to tell people: "What's your hurry? Bring a book."

Here is the really funny thing. My wife has gone viral with this info. She told her pottery group, the girls at the dentist, and countless others abut this. I have female relatives and friends visiting more now, some almost embarrassingly come over to "try out the toilet". Almost all of them are in the process of buying or attempting to convince their significant others to purchase one. I'm now the accidental "Toilet Tech", as I answer questions about purchasing and installation for them.

After they use it, I've received all kinds of comments like: "If I met a guy with one of these, I'd never leave", and many more in the same vein, I got to thinking that the average guy would do well to have one of these when they finally bring home the woman of their dreams. All things being equal, for some gals, the bathroom will be a deal breaker on whether they will spend the night. It just might be worth investing $400-$1000 on a Vorpal Toilet Seat.

Re:The budget electronic seats are perfectly fine. (2)

Lumpy (12016) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855806)

Thats just the bidet effect. Honestly once you have used one you will look at the toilet paper world as completely barbaric.

Re:The budget electronic seats are perfectly fine. (1)

mangu (126918) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856266)

I ended up ordering one that had the basics, as well as a remote control

If you need remote control in a toilet you are doing something wrong.

Re:The budget electronic seats are perfectly fine. (2)

Belial6 (794905) | more than 3 years ago | (#35858058)

OK, so the part that I have always wondered about is how well they clean. I get that it shoots a stream of water, but shit can have a lot of consistencies. Sometimes that consistency is such that I have a hard time believing a simple stream of water would get it all off. Just how vigorously do these things clean? I would be concerned that it would not only not get me clean, but just spread the feces across the surface of my ass.

Speech (1)

MORB (793798) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855340)

Does it says "your business is appreciated" in a robotic voice once you're done?

Re:Speech (1)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856034)

No, but it says, "To help increase our quality and customer satisfaction, your 'call to the throne' will be monitored . . ."

Creepy high-tech voyeur toilet makers, indeed . . .

Re:Speech (1)

Combatso (1793216) | more than 3 years ago | (#35858660)

Would you like to register this dookie? Yes - Remind me Later

Did you see the home page? (3, Funny)

bendytendril (1281160) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855380)

They model this thing in a glass house as though that's where you'd take a dump - right next to the window.

People in glass houses shouldn't show thrones.

All the fun of your home pc, and convience too.... (1)

Ashe Tyrael (697937) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855436)

The real question is, when will it have video conferencing/voip (no more will you have to get up and answer the phone when you're on the throne) and be able to run Tmost current multiplayer games (for people who are just too hardcore for loo breaks)

Social Media (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855498)

No Twitter or Facebook status updates?! I want my friends to be alerted every time I use this device. Every step along the way, in agonizing detail.

Problem Diagnosis (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855506)

If it went wrong, presumably you'd need a dump analyser?

Not a new design, way overpriced (1)

Posting=!Working (197779) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855610)

The Neorest 600 has been out for years with the same features and is over $2,000 cheaper.

OK, it doesn't have the MP3 player, but I think you'll still have change left after you buy one.

That's just the only one I know of, I'm sure there's other advanced toilets available.

DoS by flooding (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855634)

Gives a whole new meaning to "DoS by flooding".

Numi ?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855676)

Bet the Numi Tea people http://www.numitea.com/ are going to be, er, pissed...

This is why... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35855712)

So this is why the Govmt is looking at the Male/Female recognition technology!! So they know where/how to spray and shit with these new toilets.

I'd get one, I spend hours sitting on one every day, with no advanced features like this one. Can't wait to run linux on it :)

Re:This is why... (1)

LordStormes (1749242) | more than 3 years ago | (#35857138)

Geohot is already working on getting "Other OS" on it

Does it have ... (1)

140Mandak262Jamuna (970587) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855820)

It is not clear from the link if it is going to have a warm water bidet. No dear, Indian/Pakistani/Bangladeshi, adding a T junction at the gate vale and hand shower is definitely not acceptable. Seats with integrated bidet costs only 700$. But it too does not implement the warm water delivery correctly. If some one makes an electric heater with a thermostat, with the temp sensor in the outlet, and the nozzles pointed down till out put water reaches the correct temp in the integrated bidet-seat, there is a killing to be made in the America serving the East/South Asian population.

Sanitary alignment (1)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 3 years ago | (#35855862)

Regardless of what throne you sit upon, sanitary alignment within the restroom is extremely important. For example, the trash can should be located within close proximity to the door. That way, you can wash your hands and use the paper towel to open the door prior to throwing the towel in the trash.

Yes, call me strange and unusual. But this is my "holy crusade". Public restrooms (in fact all restrooms) should have sanitary alignment.

Re:Sanitary alignment (2)

slimjim8094 (941042) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856190)

It's a good idea, if only because otherwise people will just drop the paper towels on the floor.

But I just don't worry about it. The world is an absolutely filthy place, and as it happens we're up to the task of dealing with it without needing hand sanitizers and constant hand-washing. I know there's probably fecal coliforms on my toothbrush, but they're pretty much everywhere anyway. Same with every other kind of bacteria and virus. But I don't carefully wash my hands after gingerly touching the remote, even though it's more likely to make me sick than my bathroom.

And aside from a day-long cold in November (which was as much an excuse to take a sick day as anything), I haven't been sick in 3 years. Yet the people I know who wash their hands all the time and keep a bottle of sanitizer around are the ones who get sick. Sure, it may work in the other direction (they wash their hands a lot because they get sick), but there's significant evidence that trying to keep everything clean is actually worse for your immune system.

Re:Sanitary alignment (1)

DigiShaman (671371) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856928)

After working in a call center for four years, my immune system is pumped up. The first year was hell, but after that I haven't been sick yet. Not being assigned to your own cubicle (pick any terminal available when starting shift) will do that.

However, you can't really build an immune system against fecal matter. I mean, I suppose you could. But 9 out of 10 times it will leave you puking your guts out. People really need to wash the shit (literally) of their hands. Dump them in caustic acid if you must. But *please* people, wash your hands before leaving the restroom!!

Re:Sanitary alignment (1)

cusco (717999) | more than 3 years ago | (#35857462)

AMEN!

My wife works at a large retailer and is around thousands of people all day, touching everything in the store. The kid may be too sick to go to school, but that doesn't mean that mommy won't take them to the store all morning. You may be too sick to work, but you'll still go to her store to load up on cough syrup and comfort food. I'm at customer sites all day, including several large critical care hospitals. We're not careful about hand washing and she gets sick about once every other year, I've missed one day of work in the last ten years (probably should have missed two others but couldn't).

My co-irker who sits in the office every day with a bottle of Purell on her desk is out sick at least once a month.

Re:Sanitary alignment (1)

PCM2 (4486) | more than 3 years ago | (#35859574)

For example, the trash can should be located within close proximity to the door. That way, you can wash your hands and use the paper towel to open the door prior to throwing the towel in the trash.

Unless you're talking about proximity to the stall door (and most stalls don't have sinks in them, so I assume you're not), you might want to rethink that. In cities with significant immigrant populations, this can be a problem. The reason is that a lot of immigrants from developing countries aren't accustomed to sewer systems that can accommodate paper of any kind. Thus, they wipe, then throw the paper in the trash. I've seen many restaurant restrooms with signs begging people not to do this, but it still happens (maybe because the sign is in English).

Extreme one-upmanship? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35856048)

All I can think of is the commercial for the pregnancy tester that says "It's the most sophisticated piece of technology you will ever pee on". I guess THAT isn't true anymore.

You've got to be yanking my chain (1)

Cloud K (125581) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856050)

Or at least taking the piss!

I guess it's a neat idea if you're feeling flush.

But I still think it's a bit potty.

Re:You've got to be yanking my chain (1)

smitty777 (1612557) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856724)

Urine for a shock if you think you'll ever get mod points using puns

somehow... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35856094)

initial thought:I want one.

second thoughts: when I picture this with black curly hair and urine splatters on the seat/down the side and shit smears in the bowl - I suddenly become perfectly fine with the toilet I already have.

sure you can clean it, and occaionally mine gets cleaned - but every once in a while EVERY toilet looks like that

where are the 3 seashells? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35856148)

where are the 3 seashells?

Nothing beats a Ferguson, the king of bowls! (1)

Hydian (904114) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856616)

Bud, sit down. Let me tell you the story of the Ferguson. Now these babies were made in Maine, you know, at the little Ferguson factory. It's the Stradivarius of toilets. And my Dad could play it like a violin.

Yup, I'll never forget the time my dad took me to Maine to visit the factory. I had to go to the bathroom. And I begged him to pull into a truck stop. He said no, wait until we get there! It'll be worth it! It was!

Good job... (1)

crossword.bob (918209) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856708)

... it's not made by Apple, or it wouldn't support Flush.

No Poo-tooth? (1)

Kamiza Ikioi (893310) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856946)

No bluetooth or voice activated commands? How is this better than peeing on a tree?

open to hack? (2)

bityz (2011656) | more than 3 years ago | (#35856980)

I wonder if they were security conscious when they developed the remote? ... a brave new world of hacking into your neighborhood toilets, adjusting the temperatures, playing sounds, flushing, raising the seat, perhaps on some models even activating the bidet....

does it blend? (1)

mysterons (1472839) | more than 3 years ago | (#35857070)

that is the question

FM radio? (1)

Spazmania (174582) | more than 3 years ago | (#35857174)

with FM radio and an MP3 player input jack

Fail!

Seriously, it's about $5 worth of electronics for a USB port that accepts a flash stick. Get it right folks.

Re:FM radio? (1)

Spazmania (174582) | more than 3 years ago | (#35857196)

detachable TOUCH screen remote

And by the way... yuck!

Re:FM radio? (1)

Combatso (1793216) | more than 3 years ago | (#35858686)

yes, it should have a Kinect hooked up

Firmware upgradable... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35857198)

for automatic Twitter updates.

Stylish mediocrity (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35857794)

It looks cool, but the problem is Kohler makes mediocre products these days - all style, no substance. Parts that used to be made out of brass are now being made out of plastic. My brother is a Master Plumber (a licensed and accredited distinction, like "Professional Engineer") and he loathes their current product. He like Toto for high-tech toilets, but his favorite is Gerber for flushing power and reliability. Put a Toto seat on a Gerber Powerflush and you have a much better toilet than anything that Kohler makes, for a fraction of the price.

What crap! (0)

mholve (1101) | more than 3 years ago | (#35858096)

No, really. ;)

I sure hope you can upload anonymously.

Futurama reference (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#35859094)

Here is the clip from youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_7367ka5Ew

"You know too much"

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