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Techie Toilet Ships in April

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[courtesy of: http://www.pcworld.c....html#tk.rss_news]

In the market for a new toilet? Before heading down to the neighborhood hardware store and dropping a few Benjamins on a regular pooper, you might want to take a look at Kohler's newest flushing masterpiece, the Numi.

This bathroom bad boy has a motion-activated lid and seat; integrated air dryer; a heated seat; feet warmers; ambient lighting; built-in speakers with FM radio and an MP3 player input jack. Still not convinced this is your next toilet? It's all controlled by a detachable touch screen remote that can save settings for up to six users.

The toilet of the future can be yours for $6300 at the end of the month when it launches in the U.S. (Is it just me, or is that the first time we've reported a launch date for a toilet?)

David Kohler, president and chief operating officer of the company leveled with USA Today saying the new toilet/device is expensive, but is designed for "consumers who want the best -- they want the latest in design and technology (and) want a fashion statement in their home."

He claims the luxury toilet market is "coming back" to the U.S. and is "very strong in other parts of the world."

Let's hope he's right. The Numi was in development for five years and probably netted some serious R & D costs for the company.

If you're wondering what it's like to sit on a toilet that costs upwards of six grand (I know I am), Gizmodo writer Sam Biddle said the experience was life changing after testing it out earlier this week.

Sure, the Kohler Numi would probably top our list of strange or ridiculous bathroom tech, but it could sell like hotcakes in the eccentric millionaire crowd.

Thank You,

Jeff "Futurecomm" Burton

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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 10:24 am
 
oakleyannie
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oh my lol

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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 10:38 am
 
 
DrDon81
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OK "The Numi" sucks for a name. How about "The Techno Toilet" or "The Lincoln Crapavator" ( Hell its just missing wheels and cruise control) or for The UK "The Electro-Loo"

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I miss the Rio

Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 12:29 pm
 
 
Futurecomm
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lmao.....i like "the geek seat" ...or "the porcelin 'puter" ..;)~

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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 12:30 pm
 
 
FANCI
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Wonder if this gadget will allow a person to play poker at Full Tilt.? If so I'm buying.

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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 12:34 pm
 
 
DrDon81
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Well you should be able to deposit, but I don't think you'll want the withdrawl method offered.

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I miss the Rio

Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 12:36 pm
 
 
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I already got a perty high tech tiolet roll holder/dispenser, so this would compliment that nicely. Like the toilet it has a built in AM/FM digital radio with weather alet, a alrm in case you have trouble or for for those disabled, and when the roll is almost done it reminds you to get more tissue.

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Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2011 at 12:38 pm