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Tush-on look at Kohler Numi smart toilet (photos)

Touch-enabled, speaker-enhanced, and fully futuristic: we give the Kohler Numi a spin.

Scott Stein
I started with CNET reviewing laptops in 2009. Now I explore wearable tech, VR/AR, tablets, gaming and future/emerging trends in our changing world. Other obsessions include magic, immersive theater, puzzles, board games, cooking, improv and the New York Jets. My background includes an MFA in theater which I apply to thinking about immersive experiences of the future.
Scott Stein
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The Kohler Numi's lid opens automatically.
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The Numi's touch remote magnetically docks and charges.
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Using the remote: not nearly as intimidating as some TVs, but close. User note: only do this when seated.
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Wall mounting, for the handheld gadget-averse.
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An iPod Touch connected to the Numi, ready to adjust volume with the remote.
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The bidet has a light and a drying fan.
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The Numi from the rear.
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Scott Stein contemplates using the Numi, but not this way.
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The Numi, installed.
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The extending bidet has an LED light. Yes, it does.
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A sensor on the bottom activates when a foot's nearby, triggering the toilet seat (take note, men).
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Discrete buttons control flushing, just in case you're touch-averse.
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The extended bidet.
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The magnetic dock holds and charges the remote, just like the Palm Pre's magnetic base.
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Rear speakers.
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The Numi's touch-screen remote.
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Slider controls operate nearly every aspect of the Numi.
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Attaching an iPod Touch to the Numi, for motivational music.
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Rear ports for audio input, in case you're throwing a toilet party.
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The remote mounts on the wall.
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Elaborate settings.
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Flush in progress...
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