In the last few years, we have heard the word ‘Smart’ transition from being used for only humans to multiple items we were so used to. The word ‘smart’ now goes with everyday items that are able to connect, share and interact with its user and other smart things. Smartphones, smart speakers, smart TV, smart cars, smart thermostats, smart doorbells, smart locks, smart refrigerators, phablets and tablets, smartwatches, smart bands, smart keychains, smart glasses and the list goes on.
Have you needed to stay back in the toilet while contemplating your day or avoiding everyone in the house, and wishing Alexa were in the room with you? This was probably what manufacturers of the $11,500 Alexa-enabled Kohler Numi 2.0 were thinking when they invented the Smart Toilet.
The Numi 2.0 was first introduced by Kohler at CES in 2019, and not much has changed since that time. Whoever checks into the restroom would notice you value technology because of the built-in Alexa and the abundance of LED lights and speakers. As an act of politeness, take into consideration when redesigning your bathroom with the Numi 2.0 that there doesn’t seem to be a notification on the device informing users that Alexa is listening to their bowel motions. Maybe a cute little sign over the toilet paper holder can help.
Beyond its highly technological characteristics, it possesses so many of the features one would anticipate from a very expensive smart toilet like those produced by the Japanese business Toto. This calls for a bidet that can clean the front and back of the body, UV lights to clean the bidet, and control over the bidet’s temperature, positioning, and pressure. Additionally, it features an automatic misting bowl to reduce poop residue, automatic flushing, automatic deodorizing, a heated seat, an air dryer for your bum, and an emergency backup flush for… I guess when you really go to town? It features a lid that automatically opens and closes, which is particularly useful for users who live with someone who leaves the lid up.
The integrated LED and surround sound capabilities are operated via the Kohler Konnect app and the handheld remote which controls all of these elements. Beyond cooperation with Alexa, Kohler hasn’t mentioned Matter support, so if you want this toilet to integrate with other smart home systems and their automation, you’ll need to be creative.
And once more, the cost of this toilet alone is $11,500. However, the Kohler Numi 2.0 Smart Toilet cost about $11,500 and is now accessible to distributors and should be readily available for direct purchase within the next few days. If you truly need a toilet that can play a sick beat as you have a sick bowel movement, the Kohler Numi 2.0 Smart Toilet is what you are looking for.