CNET First Look
Kohler NUMIKohler's NUMI smart toilet has heated seats, an automatically adjusting bidet, and a touchscreen remote, but it comes with a hefty price tag.
-Hi. I'm Scott Stein, senior associate editor of cnet.com, and this is the Kohler Numi Toilet. Now, this may not be for everyone. In fact, it costs almost $6400 to buy, but this is a high-tech toilet that borrows a lot from the idea of Japanese high-tech toilets, but gives it a distinctly American design. Namely, there's a touchscreen on this. This is a touchscreen magnetic tablet that docks over here and gives you complete control over heated seat functions and automatically adjusting the day and also temperature and blow drying options for your every comfort need. There's a speaker system built in here. There is a radio. You can attach your iPhone. Yes, this is a full entertainment system for your commode. But if you are touch-averse and you don't like using a remote, this thing can be fully automatically adjusted as well. It will automatically raise and lower the lid from a distance of up to 6 to 8 feet. You can also set it to automatically flush for you and it also has two flush settings. One uses less water for the ecologically conscious. Overall, it is a toilet from the future, but if you've been to Japan, you may have seen something like it. You probably haven't seen one that has a remote quite like this. I'm Scott Stein and this has been a hands-on with the Kohler Numi ultra high-tech smart toilet.