From intelligent mirrors to speaker-embedded showerheads, the bathroom is the latest place in the home to get the hi-tech gadgetry treatment. Metro rounds up some of the top devices you’ll need while you get ready in the morning.
Use a laser to shave
Shaving cartridges could be a thing of the past, thanks to the world’s first laser razor. The Skarp is a slick, minimalistic-looking razor that emits a powerful light to cut off your facial bristles. But the prototype device has had a bumpy ride from drawing board to shop-shelf product after its Kickstarter campaign was suspended. Now on Indiegogo, the razor is pegged to hit the market in 2016. At skarptechnologies.com, $289 (ready in 2016)
Sing (and listen) in the shower
Many of us enjoy singing in the shower (badly), so this nifty soundbox will bang out tracks to keep us in tune. The Kohler Moxie Showerhead lets you stream your favorite music, news or talk radio right into where you wash. The showerhead holds a portable wireless speaker that pairs wirelessly with Bluetooth-enabled devices to deliver high-quality audio to your shower. Available at kohler.com, $199.
Watch TV in the mirror
If your dream has always been to watch television in the bathroom, now you can now make that fantasy a reality – in a most luxurious (and extravagant) way. The Cyber Mirror by British firm Tech2o, a 32-inch, Full HD 1080p LED display, boasts TV with touchscreen interface, Windows 8 software, an Intel Core i3 processor and Wi-Fi – as well as the reflecting powers of a standard mirror, of course. Available at tech2o.tv, $3,976.
Watch your weight intelligently
Scales are an essential part of your bathroom, but in today’s digital age you’d expect more than simply knowing how much you weigh. The Fitbit Aria is a smart scales that, besides accurately revealing your weight, gives precise data on your body fat, body mass index (BMI), heart rate readings and even information on the day’s weather. Like any digital device nowadays, this gadget syncs with your smartphone via an app. Available at www.fitbit.com, $129.95.
Sit on a better throne
Even toilets have become smart to pamper users each time they sit. The Kohler Numi is one version of the intelligent lavatory, which autonomously raises and closes its seat, as well as warming your rear and feet up. This hi-tech potty also has a self-adjusting bidet, illuminated panels, deodorizer, a touch- screen remote and even speakers to listen your music while you are doing your business. Available at kohler.com, $6,788.