For every woman who has nagged her spouse to put down the seat cover or every man who didn’t think it was his job (because she didn’t lift it after she was done,) there is a solution. Pressalit’s AutoClose features infrared sensors that keeps the cover open when someone is in the room and quietly closes it when he/she leaves. There are several different models that have the additional bonus of reducing airborne germs. Contact Pressalit for more information and price.
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Leave it to MIT to come up with an extreme WoW “accessory.” Cati Vaucelle, a self-confessed hardcore gamer, developed the WoW pod, which is self-contained and resembles a hut in the game. Made of MDF wood painted with lacquer, it has acrylic sheets outside for texture and skin and fur inside. Because she doesn’t want to be interrupted during her game time, she added a throne that doubles as a toilet, a pot for cooking and automated stovetop. This is how Ms. Vaucelle describes her creation, “The WoW Pod is a cocoon that structures a relationship between your physical body and your avatar.”
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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 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 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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