What Is A Smart Toilet?
The Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet by Kohler is the next generation of smart toilet and completely re-defines what a homeowner should expect from a toilet. From built-in connectivity to personalized cleansing features and mood lighting, this hip-looking angular marvel brings the future of the bathroom to the present. With an emphasis on functionality, efficiency, and style, this toilet is sure to be a game changer for any discerning homeowner–especially for those with an eye on toilet luxury.
What Makes A Smart Toilet “Smart”?
The Numi 2.0 has a lengthy list of features, the foremost being its connectivity abilities. Amazon’s Alexa is embedded in the Numi 2.0, allowing you to control all the features of the toilet as well as anything else you would typically ask Alexa for assistance with. You can ask Alexa to flush or adjust the temperature of the water in the bowl, while also finding out the score of last night’s game or what the weather will be over the weekend. If you just fancy a bit of music while you do your business, the built-in, waterproof, surround sound Bluetooth speakers will stream the high-performance, max frequency noise of your choosing.
Every last function of the Numi 2.0 is designed to be operated hands-free. Using the Kohler Konnect app, users can completely personalize their bathroom experience. Available for Android or iOS, the Kohler Konnect app allows you to customize the settings of your toilet right from your phone. The toilet comes with built-in ambient lighting around the base and rear, allowing you to customize the color and intensity based on your preferences. You can even set the lights to move in order to provide a more “dynamic, immersive color experience” – ideal for nighttime users or entertaining guests.
Gadgets aside, the Numi is much more than just an iPad that flushes. This toilet comes with the latest in hygiene features that puts all other toilets to shame. A stainless-steel UV wand allows the user to completely sanitize the toilet prior to, or after, use. There is also an automatic deodorizing feature which ensures the bathroom feels and smells “clean” after each use.
The Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet also functions as a bidet so you can avoid purchasing a bidet toilet seat as well. Without touching a button, you can increase the pressure, change the temperature of the water, and change the direction of the warm water cleansing feature. The built-in warm air dryer function complements the bidet feature and leaves you feeling clean and dry. The toilet seat and lid are completely hands-free, and temperature controlled. Don’t like the toilet seat temperature? With a simple voice command, you can raise and lower the temperature of the Kohler PureWarmth seat to your liking.
While the Numi relies heavily on wireless technology, it also comes with a titanium finish remote. The remote, or the Kohler Konnect app, allows each user to personalize their settings. Users can also voice activate their profile when they enter the bathroom. For nighttime use, the Numi has internal sensors to provide users with all the features of the toilet without having to speak or even pick up the remote.
Lastly, the Numi 2.0 offers an incredible 0.8/1.0 GPF. This toilet will not increase your water bill in the slightest, and will actually save you money compared to your everyday toilet, which typically uses far more water and is much less efficient.
Why Should You Get One?
If you are looking to make a splash and impress visitors to your home and bathroom, there simply isn’t any toilet that comes close to competing with the Numi 2.0. There are a number of slick looking smart toilets currently on the market that share some of the Numi’s features. However, the connectivity and personalization functions of the Numi are really what set it apart from it’s competitors.
When it comes to a toilet, the less you have to touch it, the better. The Numi 2.0 eliminates the need for you to touch your toilet altogether. Many other smart toilets boast a remote or touchpad, but do you really want to use a remote that is exclusively for a toilet? The Alexa feature allows you to deodorize, fan dry, change the pressure or spray pattern of the bidet all without the click of a button.
Kohler wants each user of the Numi 2.0 to experience “personalized cleansing functionality” – and they deliver. A knock on earlier Kohler models was the complexity in setting up personalized preferences for their toilets. That is no longer the case. The Kohler Konnect app has simplified the process of personalizing your individual toilet settings. Each member of your house can use the toilet with their own unique settings with a simple voice activation – gone are the days of forgetting to put the toilet lid down!
With the Numi 2.0 Intelligent Toilet, there is no such thing as a “bathroom break”. This toilet is challenging the way we function in our homes – for the better. You can use the Alexa feature on the Numi to check your email while the personalized settings of the toilet ensure a satisfactory and efficient experience. At night the lights – of a color and orientation chosen by you – are calibrated for minimal sleep disruption. Sensors in the toilet can sense when you enter and the personalized settings will instantly adjust to your presence. Your middle of the night bathroom runs have never been so effortless.
When Is The Numi 2.0 Available?
The cost of a Numi 2.0 is projected to cost anywhere from $7000 to $9000 and will not be available to order until October 1st. It may not be a golden toilet, but if you ask me I’d prefer the Numi 2.0. Despite the hefty price tag, buyers should keep in mind that smart home technology is no longer the way of the future – it is here now. While speaking to your toilet may sound a bit unusual, the idea that a toilet could actually help improve your quality of life by maximizing your time shouldn’t be overlooked. The Numi 2.0 is absolutely a must-have fixture for any homeowner wanting to get the most out of their bathroom experience.