Android-controlled toilet is Japan’s latest bathroom innovation

Studies have already shown that the bathroom is one of our favorite places to pull out our smartphones, so why not take it a step further? That’s exactly what Japanese company Lixil did with the creation of their Satis commode, a toilet controlled by an accompanying Android app. The app makes things like touching a potentially germ-covered toilet seat a thing of the past through a variety of “hands-free” interactions.

Users can raise the or lower the seat, initiate the cleansing blast of a bidet, and even stream music to a set of speakers installed in the toilet all with a few touches of the My Satis app. You can even monitor your toilet usage, which may or may not provide a snapshot of your digestive health (chances are you won’t need an app to tell you when your system is acting up, though).

Leave it to the Japanese, a culture that has already achieved innovations in the bathroom that others around the world only dream of. In comparison to some of the other high-tech toilets found in the country, the Lixil Satis in reality is only a slight bump up in loo luxury. Here in the US we’re still waiting for the day a robotic toilet can pamper us while Phil Collins serenades from somewhere below the bowl.

[Lixil via Inquistr]

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  • SpackJarrow

    If only this toilet could wipe too…

    Then it would be truly hands free :P

    • onpoint G


    • BulletTooth_Tony

      It probably has a built in bidet… So they got ya covered.

      • shonangreg

        The TOTO toilets will spray your butt with warm water, then they will blow you dry. No sh!t

    • ari_free

      I think it has a Remote Wipe feature :)

  • Ben B

    Would be perfect for public bathroom

  • iamjackspost

    I guess the Thunderbolt isn’t the only Android controlled toilet in town.

  • ari_free

    Does it come with a Reader’s Digest app preinstalled?

  • maximillion82

    I really hope no front facing camera.

  • marefin386

    hmmm…what if the toilet were to get hacked? can you imagine the horror…

  • a)

    What button do I press for a blumpkin?

  • Matthew Thomas

    Watch out apple will prolly patent it after the steal the design and call it an iCrap. Wait they got a whole line of iCrap already.

    • feztheforeigner

      I think the have a couple lines of iCrap already…

  • Aaron Sua

    It’s cool, but it’s not $5000 cool

  • guitarist5122

    I hope someone figures out how to root it. I’d love to overclock this thing!

  • Chris Crush

    They didn’t include the hands free wiping because apple has already patent it and threatened to sue.

  • Gus70

    Approx $2265 ….crazy. I read the source and converted to English and then converted the Yen price to US Dollars.