This story is part of , where our editors will bring you the latest news and the hottest gadgets of the entirely virtual CES 2021.
kicks off as a virtual event on Monday, but some companies are already offering a peek at their brand-new products. Kohler is ringing in 2021 with a host of new smart kitchen and bath products ranging from a smart water monitor to a $16,000 tub.
We’ve seenand from the established manufacturer in years past, and this year the focus lands squarely on relaxing and home and keeping our hands free from germ-ridden surfaces as much as possible.
If you’d rather buy a bathtub than a used car, Kohler’s stillness bath might be right up your alley. This square tub combines light, fog and aromatherapy to create a spa-like experience at home.
The bath is based on the practice of Japanese forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku. Water fills from the bottom of the bath and overflows into a Hinoki wood moat. The tub is surrounded by lighting, but that’s not all. You can also choose to envelop the surface of your bath with a fog and add essential oils for aromatherapy.
The Stillness Bath will be available this year in configurations ranging from $6,198 to $15,998 fully loaded.
Touchless Bathroom Faucet
If there’s anything a global pandemic taught us, it’s that touching stuff is not the best for personal hygiene, especially in the bathroom. Kohler released the, and this new bathroom-focused model offers the same hands-free interaction. Two styles will be available, one with built-in sensing in the faucet itself and another with a button beside the faucet.
Pricing isn’t available yet, but Kohler says we should see the touchless bathroom faucet come to market by the end of 2021.
Innate Intelligent Toilet
This intelligent toilet doesn’t technically have any smart home integrations, but it is pretty jam packed with extra features at a lower (but still expensive) price than the company’s previous intelligent toilets. Innate includes a heated seat, auto opening and closing, a remote, as well as a personal bidet function. Kohler also says you can install the toilet yourself thanks to its DIY-friendly ReadyLock design.
The Innate Intelligent Toilet will be available this summer with an MSRP of $3,100.
Kohler is adding more touchless toilets to its portfolio for 2021, bringing us two new styles costing $600 and $1,000. A sensor in the flush lever of the toilet flushes with the wave of your hand. A built-in LED light can be customized through the Kohler app. Both of these toilets are slated for release in March of this year. I’ve never been so excited about a touchless bathroom as I am after living through 2020.
Kohler-Phyn Smart Water Monitor
Perhaps the most affordable and