Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - This smart toilet is the best reason to stay in the bathroom - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

This smart toilet is the best reason to stay in the bathroomThis smart toilet is the best reason to stay in the bathroom

Tech is invading the bathroom.
Answering the call of Mother Nature is getting an upgrade, according to a high-tech toilet unveiled here at CES 2018, but it’s going to cost you plenty.
JapanThis smart toilet is the best reason to stay in the bathroom-based Toto debuted its Neorest NX2, an $11,000 tech marvel that will open automatically as ­you approach, has an instantly heated seat and boasts an aerated water cleanse to rinse yourself off when you have finished.
It also features a warm- air dryer.
And don’t even think about having to clean it. The NX2 has a built-in ultraviolet light that breaks down any substances that may have stuck to the bowl and also has a deodorizer built in.
It will be available in the third quarter of 2018, the company said.

by Nicolas Vega

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - 'Flush!' Kohler's next-generation bathroom features voice-activated toilet - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

With Kohler Konnect, Kohler Co.'s new smart bathroom system, you won't have to press the lever to flush the toilet anymore.

Instead, the new Numi toilet, Kohler's most advanced model, will be voice- or motion-activated to sense when you're done with your business and will flush it away.

Meanwhile, you'll be surrounded in preset ambient lighting and Bluetooth-synced music while you are pampered with a heated seat and a foot warmer.

“Voice services and connected devices have become integrated into every facet of the home — with the notable exception of the bathroom, until now,” David Kohler, president and CEO of Kohler Co., said in a statement. “We provide thoughtful design and technologies that offer convenience and functionality to enrich your personalized experiences, making them easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable. Whether you’re getting ready for work, helping your children through their evening bedtime routine or simply in need of some personal relaxation, Kohler Konnect is the next evolution of our leading-edge kitchen and bathroom innovations that help make these everyday moments better.”

Consumers can interact with Kohler Konnect by using voice commands, hands-free motion control and personalized presets managed through a new application for iPhones and Android devices
Consumers can operate the kitchen faucet, control features of an intelligent toilet, adjust the lighting embedded in a bathroom mirror, run a shower and fill a bath to a desired depth and temperature all by using voice commands.

The Kohler Konnect Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror is part of the Kohler Konnect system, a new platform that allows consumers to personalize their experience with Kohler products through app presets and automate everyday tasks in the kitchen and bath through voice control. (Photo: Business Wire)

Powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Kohler Konnect enables consumers to set up preferences, automate everyday tasks and monitor water usage of paired products.

The Kohler Konnect system will be compatible with Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit.

The itemized Kohler Konnect system will be available for purchase in March with the following price points: $999 to $1,299 for the Verdera voice-lighted mirror, $3,300 for the DTV+ shower system, $160 for the PureWarmth toilet seat and $5,625 to $7,825 for the Numi intelligent toilet.

by Steve Jagler

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - Office Teabags contain 17 Times More Germs Than a Toilet Seat, Study Reveals - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Office teabags can carry as many as 17 times more germs than a toilet seat, scientists have discovered.
A study carried out by the Initial Washroom Hygiene came across these staggering results by analysing the bacterial readings of kitchen utensils and appliances.
The average bacterial reading of an office teabag was 3,785, in comparison to only 220 for a toilet seat.
Other pieces of kitchen equipment also stacked up highly in their findings, with the bacterial readings averaging at 2,483 on kettle handles, 1,746 on the rim of a used mug and 1,592 on a fridge door handle.
Many of us wouldn’t think to wash our hands after simply opening the fridge door or before making a brew… but perhaps we should.
A poll of 1,000 workers revealed that 80 per cent of people working in an office wouldn’t think to wash their hands before making drinks for colleagues.
Just think of the sheer amount of germs flying around the office while you sit at your desk obliviously sipping an Earl Grey.
Dr Peter Barratt of Initial Washroom Hygiene believes that offices should be more aware of the levels of hygiene in their communal kitchens. 
“If you stop to think about the number of different hands that touch things such as the kettle handle, tea bag box lid, mugs, and so on, the potential for cross contamination really adds up,” he explains.
“Using anti-bacterial wipes on kitchen surfaces and regularly cleaning your mug can pay huge dividends in terms of maintaining a healthyworkforce.”
by Sabrina Barr