How to have a public bathroom at home

Faucet has infrared sensors, perfect for germaphobes.

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Talk about the world turned upside-down. The last thing we thought we'd ever see is people clamoring to make their bathrooms more like public loos , but that's apparently what's happening in our increasingly fixture-fixated consumer market.

We knew the trend had become mainstream (no pun, honest) after witnessing the overwhelming popularity of Dyson's " Airblade " hand-drying machine. But that product is aimed at the business market--we think. The "EZ Touchless Infrared Sensor Faucet," however, is clearly destined for the household at $50, according to GadgetGrid.

And why not? It's at the perfect intersection with yet another hot trend, products targeted at the germaphobe community .

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    Mike Yamamoto is an executive editor for CNET News.com.

     

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