As soon as The Verge broke the story of the Numi 2.0 smart toilet being finally available to be installed in homes, I knew I would be beckoned to write a piece on it. Kohler exhibited Numi 2.0 in 2019, but it is now that the one-piece elongated smart toilet is up for grabs at their official website (unless it runs out of stock).
The Smart Toilet comes with LED lights, a speaker, and Alexa voice controls, implying you can literally command Alexa to put the lid down once you are done taking a dump. Other important features include built-in UV lights and electrolyzed water systems to automatically clean the wand surfaces.
Talking of lights, Numi also has built-in LED lighting that illuminates the bowl in the evening. Well, the lights do add an aesthetic appeal to the toilet but spending $11,500 on a commode is throwing money down the drain. Even if I was Elon Musk with billions of net worth, I’d choose some peace and privacy in the bathroom over Bluetooth technology and Alexa built-in.
But that’s my perception, Kohler justifies the lofty price tag with more features like dual-flush mode, a heated seat, and temperature controls for the bidet. Enhanced with the Kohler Konnect technology, the toilet seat also plays your favorite music and podcast to ensure you don’t get bored. In addition to all this, there is also a built-in auto deodorizer to eliminate bad odor.
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Overall, a fine blend of technology and design, the Alexa-enabled toilet will make your bathroom experience like never before. Be its striking form or exceptional water efficiency, the Numi 2.0 smart toilet surely set the bars high when it comes to incorporating tech in the restroom. However, I’d still say $11,500 for a toilet seems a little over the top.