Kohler Co., the American manufacturing company best known for its plumbing products, has today debuted a new line of smart bathroom and kitchen appliances at CES 2018 (via TechCrunch). Called Kohler Konnect, these appliances support Amazon Alexa and can be given various voice commands to perform specific tasks. The line includes a shower, a bathtub, two toilets, a mirror, and a kitchen sink.
While the Kohler Konnect platform primarily runs off Microsoft Azure, some of the new products are also compatible with Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant. You can pair each product to your phone using the Kohler Konnect app, which allows you to set preferences across a number of different users.
Kohler’s Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror is the first mirror with Alexa built directly into the unit, and it has its own lights which can be adjusted via voice. The DTV+ Showering System is a voice activated shower, that lets you set the sound, water, steam and lighting in a single command, such as “Start my morning shower”.
Similarly, Kohler’s new ‘PerfectFill’ technology for the bathtub lets users set their intended temperature by simply telling the bathtub to fill with water.
Kohler has introduced two new toilets at CES. The first, and most luxurious, is the Numi intelligent toilet. It comes with a sensor that knows you’re approaching and automatically offers up a foot warmer and heated seat. The Numi also has a bidet, ambient lighting and can play music. The other toilet, equipped with Touchless Response, lets you wave your hand to flush. It also has an auto-warming seat that can be triggered via voice, and comes with a nightlight.
Take a look at the applications of Kohler’s new smart products in the following promo video.