Japan introduces smartphone-controlled toilet of the futureDecember 15, 2012 7 Email article | Print article
If there’s one thing I wanted to take home from Japan, it’s the toilets. It seemed like every toilet I saw had its own quirky little feature. Most of the toilets have the ability to play ambient waterfall sounds to help get you going, while some even let you play games on the urinal with your pee. The latter’s benefit I’m not entirely sure of but it’s pretty awesome nevertheless. Japan’s latest innovation in bathroom technology? The Satis.
The Satis is a toilet that can be controlled using your smartphone. The toilet makes its connection using bluetooth technology and allows you to do things like raise and lower the seat wirelessly, activate the bidet and of course, flush the toilet.
More “advanced” features of the toilet include the ability to stream music from your phone to the toilet’s built-in speakers, check water and electricity consumption and record your daily bowel movements through the app.
With all that tech, I was seriously interested! Unfortunately, the Inax Satis Toilets won’t come cheap. They’re priced at 380,000 yen, which is the equivalent of 4,540 US dollars — an amount that I would much rather use on some more serious gadgets. But for those of you who can swing it, the toilet of the future releases early next year.