CES is a wonderful time of the year, filling our techy heads with more exciting and enlightening products than one can possibly test out. One company to keep an eye on is the ever impressive Kohler, who this year have announced their new smart home products with ‘KOHLER Konnect’ – introducing voice-command technology into the bathroom with Amazon Alexa. At CES, Kohler is showcasing; Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror, Sensate kitchen faucet, DTV+ showering system, PerfectFill kit bath and Numi intelligent toilet with a PureWarmth toilet seat.
“Voice services and connected devices have become integrated into every facet of the home – with the notable exception of the bathroom, until now,” said David Kohler, President, and CEO of Kohler Co. “We provide thoughtful design and technologies that offer convenience and functionality to enrich your personalized experiences, making them easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable. Whether you’re getting ready for work, helping your children through their evening bedtime routine or simply in need of some personal relaxation, KOHLER Konnect is the next evolution of our leading-edge kitchen and bathroom innovations that help make these everyday moments better.”
Looking closer at some of the products Kohler are releasing, the Verdera® Voice Lighted Mirror is one of notable mention. The Vedera comprises of a motion-activated wayfinding nightlight for safety and convenience, and highly efficient LED lights for makeup application, grooming, and skin care. An industry first, the Vedera has Amazon Alexa built-in with Kohler Konnect syncing up all other devices/products in the Konnect range. What that means is by walking into the bathroom, one can run the bath, listen to the news, turn on the heat and a handful of other applications without having to lift a finger.
The voice assistant add on to these bathroom products are a real game changer. With the new and improved PerfectFill bathtub and DTV+ showering system, Kohler has given us what we have always wanted in the back of our minds. Imagine confidently walking away from a bath and coming back to it when it’s perfectly filled at the perfect temperature? Or how about having a completely customized shower experience? Users can now adjust water temperature, control showerheads, and body sprays, music, lighting, steam and shower duration with voice commands. Bliss.
Touchless Response® technology provides hands-free flushing, while the warming feature of the PureWarmth™ seat and a guiding nightlight make your bathroom experience more comfortable.
The Numi® intelligent toilet with KOHLER Konnect offers a foot warmer, personal cleansing bidet, heated seat, ambient lighting and even your favorite tunes.
The Sensate® faucet with KOHLER Konnect is your virtual kitchen assistant. Just say the words to receive measured amounts of water and other hands-free help.