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I can’t believe someone makes… Android controlled toilets

satis-toilet.jpgThe previous entry in this series was the iPotty, and while the lavatorial tone continues we are changing mobile platforms (!) from iOS to Android… Enter the Satis toilet. Made in Japan – where else? – it is a Bluetooth-enabled device, manufactured by Lixil, that can be controlled by its very own Android app! What can you do via your smartphone? Apparently, you can flush, raise the toilet seat, and activate a bidet function… Amar Toor, of TheVerge, writes:

The app could offer health benefits, as well, as its calendar feature lets users keep a running journal of their daily habits. Perhaps best of all is the fact that the toilet can recognize you via Bluetooth as you’re approaching, and will adjust water pressure and other settings accordingly.

Due to be available this month, pricing starts from ¥199,500 (about £1,370). For those seeking further information, there is a video below: Previous I can’t believe posts:

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