Kohler Showcased Eight New Smart Home Products at CES 2022
Leading global brand Kohler featured eight additions to its smart home portfolio at CES 2022, focusing on enhancing wellbeing and making it easier for people to find peace of mind, including:
PerfectFill smart bathing technology is a smart drain, digital/app controller and bath filler. PerfectFill draws a bath to a preferred temperature and desired depth with a simple voice command or through the KOHLER Konnect app, reducing time spent monitoring the bath as it fills. Previously demonstrated as concept technology, PerfectFill will be available for purchase May 2022.
Anthem Valves and Controls – digital valves can operate multiple outlets, integrate into the KOHLER Konnect app, can be paired with voice assistants, and offer the unique functionality of independent temperature and flow control in each outlet. Paired with the immersive sprays of the Statement showerheads, handshowers, rainheads and bodysprays, Anthem upgrades the shower through innovative technology and engineering.
Purist Suspend – ceiling-mounted kitchen faucet featuring a remote puck that manages activation, temperature and volume, and a fully adjustable hose with 180-degree rotation.
Touchless Residential Bathroom Faucet – New category for Kohler, these faucets function with a simple wave of the hand, offer temperature control and operate by battery, offering an easy tech upgrade.
Kohler Power Reserve – a modular home energy storage system that pairs with solar power systems to provide homeowners with access to solar energy regardless of the weather, time of day or status of the grid.
Robern IQ Digital Lock Box – a smart lock box that offers a compact way to securely protect valuables, medication and personal items. Digital Lock Box is equipped with a touchpad panel as well as an app to set and protect your password and ensure that your items are secured.
Additional featured products coming to market in 2022 include Stillness Bath, a multi-sensory bathing experience inspired by Japanese forest bathing, and H2Wise powered by Phyn, smart water monitors designed to detect leaks and track household water usage.
ECOVACS, service robotics company and the number one selling robotic vacuum and mop globally, unleashed its market-changing DEEBOT X1 family of cleaning robots at CES 2022.
Instead of hours spent cleaning and scrubbing floors, users now have a fully automated, all-in-one solution with the ultimate goal of a cultural shift away from in-home, hands on work, to a truly hands-free and consistent cleaning experience. A 2022 CES Innovation Award Honoree, the DEEBOT X1 OMNI combined the very best in technology, design, functionality, intelligence, and interaction, where no detail was overlooked. Designed for timeless appeal and seamless functionality by Jacob Jensen Design, the DEEBOT X1 family was inspired by the design elements of a sports car, with modern, minimalist design that matches any home decor and looks like a work of art – not a bulky cleaning tool.
The future of home cleaning is realized with modern technology freeing hands from the tedious task of cleaning and giving us more time to focus on life. The DEEBOT X1 Family marks a watershed moment in cleaning innovation, with fully automated and ultra-premium robotic vacuum & mop cleaning systems now available that rival or beat any floor cleaner on the market, no matter the genre. The revolutionary DEEBOT X1 OMNI will be available in March for an MSRP of $1,549.
“Having a clean home has never been more of a priority, but modern technology has not caught up with the needs of people today – no one wants to miss out on life’s precious moments to scrub floors,” said Eric Bone, General Manager, ECOVACS Americas. “ECOVACS is championing a new era in hands-free, cleaning convenience – users now have the luxury of time to do more of what they love. We have fully automated the cleaning experience by marrying form, function, performance, and interaction in a smart robot that looks as good as it cleans. Simply put, there is nothing else even close to it on the market.”
Masonite M-Pwr Smart Doors are the first residential exterior doors to integrate power, lights, a video doorbell and a smart lock into the door system.
The revolutionary technology of these doors provides families with the peace of mind that they are always connected and always protected. Masonite M-PwrTM Smart Doors employ patent-pending, Underwriters Laboratories (UL) certified technology to connect residential exterior doors to a home’s electrical system and wireless internet network. To ensure that the doors are “always on” in the event of a power outage, an emergency backup battery can sustain system power up to 24 hours when fully charged. The Masonite M-PwrTM smartphone app enables homeowners to remotely program and control motion-activated LED welcome lighting as well as confirm whether the door is open or closed at any time.
As a result of previously announced collaborations with Ring and Yale Home, Masonite has integrated best-in-class technology into the first edition of M-PwrTM Smart Doors. The fully integrated Ring Video Doorbells and Yale smart locks do not require individual device batteries.
Masonite M-PwrTM Smart Doors are currently offered in new home construction by Barringer Homes in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina, with additional builder partner announcements expected this year.
TOTO is developing a brand-new residential bathroom experience in the field of wellness – the WELLNESS TOILET concept.
TOTO participated virtually in CES 2022 and has created a new dynamic digital experience to demonstrate its technologically advanced products and cutting-edge bathroom technologies. TOTO also unveiled its entry into the wellness sector by showcasing its WELLNESS TOILET concept.
TOTO’s WELLNESS TOILET concept will use multiple cutting-edge sensing technologies to support consumers’ wellness by tracking and analyzing their mental and physical status. Each time the individual sits on the WELLNESS TOILET, it will scan their body and key outputs, then provide recommendations to improve their wellness. No additional action is needed, so people can easily check their wellness throughout their daily routine. Every time they take a bathroom break, they will see their current wellness status and receive wellness-improvement recommendations on a dashboard in an app on their smartphones.
The residential bathroom is the perfect place to support people’s wellness. While other products that track consumers’ wellness (e.g., wearable devices), it is more convenient to monitor and analyze the body as a part of the everyday routine act of using the WELLNESS TOILET, to which individuals are accustomed. Second, toilets and people have two unique touchpoints that cannot be found elsewhere – the skin and human waste. The WELLNESS TOILET is in direct contact with individuals’ skin when they are sitting on it, and it analyzes the waste they deposit, from which a wealth of wellness data can be collected.
TOTO anticipates launching the WELLNESS TOILET to the residential market in the next several years.