Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - Why you'll never have to clean another toilet - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

Robots may make cleaning toilets a thing of the past.

Toilets are weird. They exist to get rid of waste, but then you have to clean them, which itself is pretty gross.
Maybe you are the sort of person who simply accepts this. You grab your toilet brush without hesitation, knowing that not everything in life is going to be pleasant.
Well, then this new product is not for you. This product is for people who avoid discomfort at any cost. Two entrepreneurs from the Israeli city of Haifa, Daniel Tokarev and David Alush, invented an automatic toilet cleaner. “Toibot” is a Roomba for toilets, basically. You put it in the toilet, click a button and it cleans the bowl.
“The vision was to produce convenience and change the unpleasant experience of cleaning a toilet; to make it a more efficient, time-saving and hygienic process that is hassle-free and bacteria-free,” explained Tokarev.

The two came up with the idea after watching a show about innovation in 2013. Alush took a bathroom break and was overwhelmed with the absurdity of it all – we live in a world of innovation, and yet, we still clean toilets the way we have been for decades.
Well, almost. Apparently people used to chop off animal tails and use them to clean their toilets. But that’s a thought for another day.
“Now we use plastic materials but we still use the same unhealthy and unhygienic way of doing things,” Tokarev explained.
I don’t know, guys. How far should we really go to avoid dealing with anything unpleasant? And are we out of actual innovations? Electric lights were cool. The railways were totally worth it. This? I don't know anymore. So much human effort is going into things like new dating apps and automatic toilet cleaners. And I’m WRITING about automatic toilet cleaners, which is probably worse.
But it’s OK. I’ll probably complain about Toibots until I get one. I’m no exception.

by Iilana Strauss

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Replacement Toilet Lids and Seats - MobiLoo - the toilet designed by and for disabled people - This Old Toilet 800-658-4521

A new mobile toilet facility designed for those living with a disability is set to be launched in Northern Ireland next month.
The "MobiLoo" is designed by the Centre for Independent Living NI, an organisation run by and for disabled people.
Operated by the charity Disability Pride, the MobiLoo has all of the equipment you would find in a disable toilet; a height adjustable adult sized changing bench, an electronic hoist, as well as a toilet with grab rails either side and a sink.
The toilet is built in a van and is designed to be used at outdoor events to provide a dignified and clean space for those with additional needs to use a toilet.
On the February 7, three MobiLoo units will be launched at Windsor Park in Belfast.
Speaking to Belfast Live, Michael Holden MBE, chairman of the Centre for Independent Living NI, said the MobiLoo would be ideal for Northern Ireland's outdoor events, such as the North West 200 or St Patrick's Day festivities.
He said: "Understanding the need for accessible toilets for disabled people cannot be underestimated.
"So many outdoor activities are restricted to me as a person and my family as we depend on access to toilets, just like everyone else.
by Andrew Madden

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