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Kohler wants to bring your bathroom online with Kohler Konnect

By Cal Jeffrey ยท 21 replies
Jan 5, 2018
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  1. With everything from your doorbell to your coffee maker going online, it was practically inevitable that someone would come up with a connected toilet. Kohler has announced that it will be offering a whole new line of Internet-connected bathroom plumbing fixtures including a smart mirror.

    All of the appliances are Wi-Fi enabled and connect to the Kohler Cloud, a back-end hosted by Microsoft Azure servers. The fixtures can be controlled through the Kohler Konnect app or voice commands via Alexa, Siri or Google’s voice assistant.

    Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror

    First up is the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror, a vanity mirror lit by LED strips on either side. It has an Alexa-enabled speaker and motion sensors built into the bottom of the mirror. Dual microphones allow voice commands and touch sensitivity will enable you to control speaker volume and light brightness. The motion sensors trigger the lights to come on when someone stands in front of it (there's even a night light mode).

    While the Kohler Konnect app can control the rest of the bathroom products, none of them have Alexa built in so if you want voice control on the rest of the fixtures, the mirror is a must-have component.

    PerfectFill Bathtub

    The PerfectFill Bathtub lets you adjust the temperature and fill level of the tub through the app or with Alexa, provided you have the mirror. The PerfectFill is completely automated so the plug will engage once the water reaches the desired temperature. Once the water is at the requested fill level, the faucet will shut off. It also features hydrotherapy and vibroacoustic soundwave settings through the app or Alexa.

    DTV+ Shower System

    If you prefer showers to baths, Kohler has the DTV+ Shower System. It is the same DTV system the company has offered for over 10 years but instead of simple digital controls, it is connected to Wi-Fi and is controllable via app and voice commands.

    The new Kohler Konnect app and Alexa skills allow you to set temperature, water pressure, music, lighting and steam functions. You can also save settings and recall them. For instance, I could say, “Alexa, turn on Cal’s after workout shower,” and it would start at the pre-saved settings.

    Owners of the standard DTV shower will be able to upgrade to DTV+ with an accessory module.

    Numi Intelligent Toilet

    Last but not least is the Numi Intelligent Toilet. The toilet features touchless flushing, a bidet (front and rear), a feet warmer, an air dryer, odor control, music, a night light and a seat warmer with temperature settings. The app grants full control of the toilet and also lets you set up user presets. You can also use voice commands but there is a digital wall-mounted control panel as well.

    Other Products

    Kohler also has the Touchless Response Toilet which has a handle for flushing but can also be flushed with just a wave of the hand. If you aren’t ready to replace your toilet, you can pick up the PureWarmth Toilet Seat which has temperature controls and is connected to Kohler Konnect.

    One other new product coming out from the company that is not bathroom-related is the Sensate Kitchen Faucet, a new version of their previous kitchen fixture (only now, it is compatible with the app). In addition to controlling water temperature, the app will allow you to monitor water usage and control the sink with voice or motion gestures. Just say something like, "Pour eight ounces," and the faucet will respond accordingly.

    All of the Kohler Konnect products will be featured at CES 2018 next week. Aside from the mirror, which is due out in March, the rest of the fixtures have unspecified launch dates sometime in 2018.

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  2. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 523   +279

    I'm all aboard the smart home train...but this is seriously pushing it lol
    Cal Jeffrey and Reehahs like this.
  3. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,917   +3,293

    So now this generation can't take a crap without being connected to the web? Pathetic.
    lazer, VitalyT, senketsu and 2 others like this.
  4. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,115   +2,536

    Yeah, take a dump into the cloud, broadcasting live on YouTube as you do it.
    senketsu and Reehahs like this.
  5. USAvenger

    USAvenger TS Booster Posts: 88   +89

    I had already named my 5GHz SSID "Kohler DigiFlush Wireless Toilet" for the amusement (or bewilderment) of passersby.
    senketsu, regiq and Reehahs like this.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,761   +4,569

    I have only one thing to say. WTF!
    Cal Jeffrey, regiq and Reehahs like this.
  7. Reehahs

    Reehahs TS Guru Posts: 709   +445

    Talk about the future, here I am trying to get hot water out of a budget boiler.
    regiq likes this.
  8. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,641   +1,850

    I remember when the idea of the future was a wonderful and wondrous thing, now I can't wait to just get this whole life thing overwith.....
    senketsu and captaincranky like this.
  9. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 10,761   +4,569

    If we look for a few minutes, we might find a Youtube channel on that topic.
  10. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,917   +3,293

    I think you mean "PoopTube", don't you?

    Although this gem is indeed from YouTube:

    But, at the end of the day, "PooPourri" saves the day, not some stupid Kohler internet connected toilet! Score one for "better living through chemistry"! (y)

    STAFF: Could we get that thumbs up in a TeePeed version?
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2018
  11. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,641   +1,850

    I think PooTube has a better ring to it
    regiq likes this.
  12. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,917   +3,293

    I, and the rest of your loyal subjects, will start working on your grand pyramid immediately, if not sooner, Mighty Prince yRaz....
    senketsu likes this.
  13. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,641   +1,850

    you're talking about my Grand Pyramid Scheme, correct?
    senketsu and captaincranky like this.
  14. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,917   +3,293

    Why yes, of course, and a place to store the money as well.

    Of course gold doesn't normally "go bad", so to speak. but an all stone pyramid should keep it fresh forever to your glory!
    senketsu likes this.
  15. regiq

    regiq TS Addict Posts: 203   +80

    Wonder how much data brokers will pay for "anonymous aggregated data" from the toilet..?
  16. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus Stone age computing. Posts: 3,613   +984

    There is probably a link between 'usage' and bitcoin prices.
  17. Polycount

    Polycount TS Evangelist Posts: 1,255   +306

    I don't care about Alexa "smart toilet" integration (why is that necessary?), but some of this tech sounds pretty good to me. A bidet AND toilet and feet warmers? Yes, please. I'll never leave the bathroom again.
  18. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 13,917   +3,293

    Just make sure nobody can hack your IoT toilet, and turn the bidet water to full hot! :eek:
  19. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,586   +567

    1984 Baby and ya did it to yourself. 1st your vacuum now your bathroom.Self driving cars are just down the pike they say
  20. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,828   +190

    If it's not transparent I am not interested! LOL
  21. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,661   +1,125

    Some people really like the idea of sitting in a chair not having to even wipe their own ***. It is scary.
  22. lazer

    lazer TS Booster Posts: 169   +36

    There are people (or poop-le) who have money and don't know what to do with it, so Kohler has figured out how they can flush it down the drain and think they are so great and above us all....

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