Five must-have bathroom gadgets

Of all the rooms in your house, the bathroom probably isn't top of the priority list for splashing cash on gadgets, seeing as most of your time is probably spent elsewhere unless you are an avid bubble bath fan. But that's not to say the bathroom doesn't have its fair share of exciting gadgets.

In fact, there are plenty around and if you get yourself any of these five must-haves, you might even find the room with the bath starts to become one of your favourites.

Tech2O Cyber Mirror

The Tech2O Cyber Mirror doesn't come cheap, but isn't just a mirror. It's a mirror, TV and internet portal in one with an IP63 rating meaning it is safe to use in the bathroom.

It has a 32-inch Full HD 1080p LED touchscreen display, Windows 8 software, an Intel Core i3 processor and there is Wi-Fi functionality so this mirror isn't your average piece of glass that shows you how bad you look in the morning.

Freeview is also built-in, as are two 10-watt speakers so bubble bath time can become catching up on your favourite soap time – no pun intended. You can also use it to flick through emails or apps such as Facebook, as well as do your hair, check your make-up (wearing dependant) and listen to music.

In terms of specs, there are a number of inputs including three HDMI and three USB ports so if you want to use Chromecast with it to watch a film or series from Netflix, this shouldn't be a problem - except for wrinkly fingers - and you can even mount it as portrait or landscape.

The Tech2O Cyber Mirror measures 1300 x 700 x 98.5mm and weighs 76kg so make sure your wall is strong enough to hold it or you might end up with seven years bad luck coming your way.

PRICE: £3749

AVAILABILITY: Available now from Tech20.

Kohler Moxie Showerhead

The Kohler Moxie Showerhead wants to make singing in the shower even more tempting with its built-in wireless speaker that connects to your devices using Bluetooth.

There are a number of options to get this in your life, including either buying the Moxie with or without a wall arm, with a large showerhead or just the wireless speaker on its own.

The speaker will work with your Bluetooth-connected device up to 32 feet away and it will pop out of the showerhead if you want to bring it and all its 1.5-watt glory with you.

There is a built-in rechargeable battery that will give you around seven hours playing time and the speaker itself comes in five colour options so you can even add a bit of style to the bathroom while you're at it.

PRICE: £106

AVAILABILITY: Available now from Overstock and other retailers.

Withings Smart Body Analyser Wi-Fi Scales

The Withings Smart Body Analyser Wi-Fi Scales do exactly what their name suggests and more. They will give you an accurate weight recording, along with body fat measurements, Body Mass Index (BMI), heart rate readings and information on air quality.

The scales feature automatic user recognition for up to eight users so they know who they are weighing and they will also help you position yourself properly for the most accurate weigh in with the Position Control function.

Beyond the bathroom, the scales will be able to measure the air quality of your bedroom and other areas of the house too so you'll know whether you need to get yourself some ventilation and there is also an app that acts as a coach.

The Health Mate app will let you set weight goals and it will break them down into achievable targets, plus there are also a number of partners so you might find the scales are compatible with your favourite fitness apps too.

PRICE: £129.95

AVAILABLE: Available now from Withings, Amazon, Apple, John Lewis and other retailers.

Waterpebble

The Waterpebble is for those of you who want to become more eco-conscious or simply save some money on your water bill.

It has been designed to take the effort out of saving water and the pebble-shaped device will monitor water going down the plug hole, memorise your first shower and use it as a benchmark.

Each following shower you have, the Waterpebble will then indicate when to finish showering by using a series of three lights - red, orange and green - with green meaning start, orange telling you the half way point and red letting you know it is time to stop.

The idea is that your water usage is reduced a little each time you shower, helping you save water without having to think about it too much. It can also be reset at anytime if you decide the first shower you took was too short for example.

PRICE: £10.99

AVAILABLE: Available now from Nigel's Eco Store.

Kohler Numi toilet

The Kohler Numi toilet proves that almost anything can be gadgety when you have some spare cash, even toilets. First and foremost the Numi is of course a product that allows you to pee into it but don't make the mistake of thinking that's its sole purpose. It does everything for you, except the physically peeing part.

This toilet will automatically raise and close the seat, warm your bum up and even warm your toes. There is a self-cleaning bidet that has adjustable water temperature and pressure controls, plus there is also ambient lighting in seven colours.

 

A built-in speaker system that connects to a remote docking station, a touchscreen and a touch panel remote so you can pick your preferences are also onboard.

This toilet clearly means business as its features don't stop there. Last year the company added a Bluetooth receiver so you can stream music from your mobile, an SD card slot for personalised welcome messages or custom playlists and a USB port for software updates.

PRICE: $6400

AVAILABLE: Available in the US. We found it on Amazon for around $4700 at the time of writing.

The Potty Mouth

We know we were only going to do five must-have gadgets but we just couldn't resist this one. If you are either constantly being told to put the toilet seat down, or you are the one doing the telling then the Potty Mouth is brilliant.

It should only take a few seconds to install on your toilet and once you have, the lip speaker will hurl one of five phrases at you when you lift the seat to remind you to put it back down. It's a bit of fun if nothing else and it would do a great job of scaring any guests.

PRICE: $10

AVAILABLE: Available now from the US Amazon.



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