The first connected toilets compatible with Alexa will soon be available for sale. They cost more than 11,000 euros. Available only in the US initially, these restrooms offer all the premium services anyone could hope for. They were first presented at CES in Las Vegas in 2019.
Our homes are increasingly connected. Whether it’s the front door, with connected doorbells, biometric locks, electric shutters, garage doors and security cameras. Or light and heat, with bulbs, sockets or the thermostat connected. Or household appliances: robot stove, refrigerator, robot vacuum cleaner and even washing machine.
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There are therefore few rooms in your house or apartment that are not “connected”. The toilets maybe? More real. There are actually more and more attached toilets “, controlled from a remote control, with some very practical automated additional services: the rear window that lifts by itself, the heated seat, the activation of the automatic rinse with odor removal, etc.
Alexa-enabled smart toilets are coming soon
But the Kohler brand has gone a little further with its Numi 2.0 project. A project that we presented in our columns in 2019 on the occasion of its formalization at CES in Las Vegas. So four years ago. It is toilets whose distinctiveness must be Compatible with Alexa, Amazon’s voice assistant. You can therefore talk to it to start certain functions: start a music playlist, ask for the weather, get information or control other connected objects.
Four years later, the project is not dead, on the contrary. Numi 2.0 has arrived in the brand’s catalog. And we even learn what the cost of these connected toilets are that you can talk to: €11,000, Taxes included. This is a much higher price than the other “connected toilets” from Kohler, whose amount varies between 4700 and 8000 euros for services that remain quite the same, except for Alexa’s voice commands. Today, Kohler only offers the Numi 2.0 in the US. And strangely, the Japanese are not served first…