Smart dunnies are on the way and they have more features than a car! 25



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We sit on them every day, so why can’t we have the best of the best? Well, now you can: the toilet of the future is here.

Have you heard of smart toilets? They are hi-tech and make going to the toilet more hygienic and economic, and they have more features than you can poke a stick at!

First and foremost, they flush without being touched. You may have seen these toilets around the place – they sense when a body has moved away from the toilet and activates a flush.

The benefit of having a sensor instead of a handle is that germs won’t get transferred from hands to the toilet and then to the next person who flushes, and they are also handy for people who forget to flush.

Another cool feature is that their hi-tech dunnies stop you from flushing if the toilet is clogged, which keeps water levels in the bowl low, and saves water.

According to cnet, smart toilets sense how much water is needed and flush using the perfect amount. The downside is that the technology needs power either via a battery or a hard wire.

You can get a basic toilet with just automatic flushing and water sensors, or you can get the works. Here are some options that are available:

  • Massaging bidet wash
  • Air dryer
  • Heated seating
  • Foot warmer
  • Automatic flush
  • Remote control
  • Self-cleaning features
  • Built-in sensors that alert you to possible tank leaks
  • Self-deodoriser
  • Emergency flushing system during power outages
  • Nightlight
  • Slow closing lid
  • Bluetooth and MP3 capabilities so you can listen to music while you go

Tell us, would you buy a smart toilet? Why or why not?

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  1. And there was I thinking the only thing wrong with most loos is that we use drinking water to flush with. Connections to allow grey water to be used would be my ultimate choice of loo.

  2. Ha ha my experiences with self flushing toilets have not been all good. Lift a cheek slightly to attend to the nether regions and get a very wet bum. Others that don’t work or wait till you give up on them and are triggered by the cubicle door opening. More bells and whistles just mean there are more bells and whistles to go wrong.

  3. Sitting here laughing. This would have come in handy in February 2015 when we had no power as a consequence of Marcia paying us a visit. Not!!!! Without power, no flushy toilet. Not for me I am afraid. I am happy with the old model.

  4. Self cleaning sounds nice and I agree with Linda, it’s such a waste to use drinking water when grey water is available.

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