If you’ve ever been to Japan, and to a lesser extend in Korea, you’ll probably have used one those toilet seat that sprays water, and ends with a gentle drying once you’re done with business. That’s all good, but you’d still need to press the buttons to activate it, and who knows what kind of germs may be on those buttons.
But with Nordic Semi nRF52832 powered Kohler Novita “Therapy Bidet” (BD-TE80M) you don’t need to worry about third party germs, since it can be controlled over Bluetooth LE with your very own smartphone contaminated with your very own germs.
The toilet seat bidet supports three different spray modes (active, silky, and mist) aka “water experiences”, as well as dual dry air blower combined with far infrared for “better skin care” and improved blood circulation. An auto-customization mode is available for ladies during the thing that normally happens every moon or so. Beside the smartphone app, the bidet can also be controlled with a Bluetooth remote control, or – god forbids – buttons on the unit.
According to the product page (in Korean only), the mobile app can be installed from Google Play or Apple AppStore, and it looks like it keeps a schedule of your “activities”. I could not find the apps since the name must be in Korean. The video- in English – embedded below explains rather well the capabilities of the smart toilet seat.
BD-TE80M “Therapy Bidet” is sold in Korea for 399,000 Won, or about $355 US.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.