6 remarkable bathroom gadgets of the future
In a previous article, we covered some of the game-changing kitchen gadgets about to enter the market. This time, we cover remarkable gadgets for the bathroom instead. While most people wouldn’t regard the bathroom as somewhere which could possibly be high-tech, the following devices may just give you some food for thought.
1 – The Waterpebble
This revolutionary device sits at the bottom of your shower and, with the use of sensors, it measures and records the amount of water draining into the plughole. At the beginning of a shower, it flashes green, but when a significant amount of water has been used it starts flashing red. If you use too much water, it will remember and shorten your next shower as a consequence! If you are serious about conserving water in the home, this ultra-green device can be purchased for less than £10 via online retailers such as Amazon.
2 – The VibrAcoustic Bathtub
Designed by Kohler, this ingenious bathtub doubles up as a speaker system. While the empty bath can be used to fill the room with sounds, if you fill the bath with water it will emit sonic pulses both above and below the waterline which will allow you to literally feel your music. Simply connect your smartphone to the bath using Bluetooth wireless technology and enjoy the vibrations of your favourite songs as you scrub up. You may wish to drop a bath bomb in the water and watch it fizz away for the ultimate relaxing experience!
3 – The LED Bathtub
While this bathtub can’t play any music, it does look extremely cool! Designed by Takeshita, a Japanese bath and jacuzzi company, this ‘Horatu’ bath is manufactured using a translucent resin and cycles through a seven-colour gradation of light – which is said to make for an extremely relaxing bathing experience. The lights of the bath can be connected to the bathroom lights, so that when the bath lights turn on, everything else goes pitch black for maximum illumination and enjoyment.
4 – The Numi Toilet
Designed by Kohler is the Numi Toilet, proving that just about anything can be upgraded for the 21st century! This toilet will automatically raise and close the seat for you – perfect for men who are forgetful. The seat is also programmable in regards to temperature, which makes it more pleasant to sit on during those cold winter evenings. The toilet even has a remote docking station, Bluetooth recorder and in-built speaker system, so you can play your music while you use the bathroom.
5 – The Digital Shower
Designed by Crosswater Digital, this futuristic shower is not only excellently designed, but it’s also completely controllable using your smartphone. This allows you to get the temperature just right before you step in, avoiding those unpleasant moments as you shiver for a few seconds waiting for the water to warm up. You can also save presets for up to three different people, making sure that the temperature and flow velocity is perfect for each person who uses it.
6 – The Hydra Waterproof Television
Designed by Seura, this waterproof television can be installed on your wall and is designed to match the colour and material of the wall perfectly. You can choose to have it installed facing your bathtub so you can soak up suds while watching your favourite sitcom, or you can have it installed in the shower wall at head height so you can catch the news while preparing for a day at the office.