A faint rush of water, a starry sky, one glass home perched above sparkling city lights, soft piano music, light glimmering across some mysterious object (laser printer? paper shredder? mini fridge?), more sparkling cityscape (now hazy), a woman in peach dress and gold heels crossing her legs, another shot of this mysterious object, some man in a dark suit fixing his cufflinks, then back to mysterious object, which opens like a Lamborghini – all this occurs in the first 30 seconds of Kohler’s video for its advanced new toilet. It’s called the Numi. It costs $6400.
The Numi’s lid opens automatically. Other features include a heated seat, a touchpad remote, ambient lighting, built-in speakers, an adjustable bidet with dryer, as well as a charcoal-filter deodorizer designed to annihilate any animal smells. Kohler aims to bring us “the finest in personal comfort and cleansing.”
Slated for a fall 2011 release, the Numi has already got some attention. Gizmodo’s Sam Biddle blasted rap during his own test run. He became hooked: “I didn’t want to leave toilet land and return to a life in which hot air can’t be blown up my ass with a touchpad swipe. A lesser world.”
The $6400 price doesn’t include installation fees.