This is our kind of bathroom fixture. Students from the Skjern Technical College in West-Jutland, Denmark have designed an intelligent toilet. The thing is so smart it puts down the seat after it has been flushed without the use of an energy source. The four contenders were given a prize for best product at the Young Enterprise entrepreneurial awards. This is a prototype that we hope gets some funding and makes it to the market soon.
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If you recall, we told you about the Toilet Tattoos that jazz up your tank. Okay, they don’t play music or light up your life in the bathroom, but they may give you a bit of your fave celebrity. Creator Celeste Massullo went to the AMAs and brought along some of her designs, which have been autographed and are to be auctioned off on eBay February 11. Choose from Chris Daughtry, John Legend, apprentice Omarosa, Ernest Borgnine, Ne-Yo, Larry Birkhead, Telma Hopkins, and more. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Sociey.
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Another robot has entered the building to assist humanity. NEXCO’s Lady Bird is a 39-inch tall prototype designed to clean highway rest stops and hotel bathrooms. The ladybug-shaped bot comes equipped with brushes, water tanks, and cleaning supplies for that nastiest of jobs. Sensors allow her to perform without bothering people while they are in the room. She also can engage in simple conversation, thanks to her voice recognition capability and mics in her antennae, and can give the latest traffic update. Expected to become a reality by March 2009, this is one 3.5 million yen (~$30,000.00) robotic helper that is definitely worth the expense.
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If you like music while you are spending time in the bathroom, the Toilet Lid Tune automatic system will provide the entertainment. Place the player on the top of your tank, then choose from specific soothing jazz tunes or nature sounds, or let the device pick them at random. At a size of 7 x 5 x 2-inches, the TT plays when the lid is up and automatically shuts off when it is down. Its peel-and-stick plastic sensor is waterproof and washable and the gadget requires 1 C and 3 AAA batteries (not included.) At a price of $29.98, we are not sure this will work with most of the guys we know, but it’s a welcome respite from the worn out copies of People Magazine that we keep in there now.
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We all know you can end up spending a lot of time on the toilet. In case you forget to bring your PSP or DS into the loo with you, why not a little Sudoku (poetic, eh?)? Yes, it’s the Sudoku Toilet roll, a nifty way to exercise your brain and, well, pass the time. Just make sure you always have a pencil handy. Each roll contains 240 sheets, and is available for $16 USD. By the way, if you’re one of those hardcore pen-using Sudoku enthusiasts, test your mettle with Sudokube.
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South Korean Sim Jae-Duck is the head of the World Toilet Association. In order to raise funds for over 2.6 billion worlwide who have no bathroom facilities, he is building a 1.6 million dollar house about 24 miles south of Seoul. Named Haewoojae, the 4,508 square foot cement and glass building contains two bedrooms, two guest rooms, and three deluxe toilets, of course. The house’s grand opening will be November 11, and if you would like to book it for a day, it will cost you $50,000. That will buy a lot of toilets, and sufficient TP to go with it.
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We suppose if women are getting their Toilet Tattoos, it’s seems fair to give the male folk equal time, so for them we have found the Potty Putter. No longer will your spouse/partner not have an excuse to putter around the house, at least in the bathroom. The kit includes a putting green, 2 golf balls, a mini-putter, a hole with flag stick and a “Do Not Disturb” sign. Pre-order for an October 5 delivery from Latest Buy with a price of AU $29.95 (~$26.66.)
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We are not really into bathroom accessories, but these Toilet Tattoos made by designer Celeste Massullo attracted our eye for their originality. Made from electrostatic vinyl film, you just peel and stick. They won’t hurt the seat and are reusable. There are many varieties, from classic designs to seasonal ones, but it was the “Twinkle” seat that amused us the most. Available with 30 glittery stickers, it is intended to assist in potty training, lid lowering, and hand-eye coordination. Each of the covers are available for $9.95. We wonder if it will work on adults as well.
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So we recently told you about the iCarta, a toilet paper holder that’s also an iPod dock and speaker system. The only thing was, we cautioned you about using it during hot showers, as the iPod would be exposed to the steam. Not so with iH2OW Hidro-Fi from iHome. It’s a water-resistant, dual speaker-system and dock, that will house most types of iPods (and MP3 players), and is powered by four AA batteries or an AC Adaptor (it is recommended to use batteries when using the device during a bath or shower). The iH2OW has an attached strap as it is designed to be hung from a rod or shower hook. There’s even a headphone jack, for private listening. The only thing is, there is no display, only basic track and volume controls, which some music lovers may find limiting. According to the website the iH2OW is coming soon, and will be available for $80 USD.
We have another entry in the sometimes wacky world of iPod docks and holders. They’ve invaded our bedrooms, closets, cubicles, backyards...and now the bathroom. Yes, we’re talking about the iCarta Toilet Paper Holder, which holds, charges and plays your iPod while you do your thing. The dock is moisture-resistant, but somehow we don’t think the iPod is, so be careful if taking a hot shower. The iCarta has four stereo speakers, includes an AC adaptor, measures 8x4x5”, and can be used with all iPods with dock connectors. Available for $70 USD, iPod and toilet paper not included.
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