Monday, February 16, 2009

My New $750 Toilet Seat - http://www.tinyurl.com/750Toilet

Although it is not as expensive as the $19 million dollar toilet Nasa bought, (the most expensive toilet in the world), the Lotus Smart Toilet ATS-1000 could be one of the most expensive toilet seats you have ever seen, certainly I thought it was outrageous when I first saw it at the local Chinese Shopping Mall, Aberdeen Centre in Richmond, B.C., Canada.

However, after using a similar device on my recent trip back from China, I must say, once you use this device, you will wonder how you ever lived without one or got by all these years just using toilet paper. My first exposure to this device was hearing about it from my family when they were in the Executive Lounge in the Shanghai Airport. They made is sound like such a great device that it was worth just visiting the lounge multiple times just to use it.

Not being a big fan of public restrooms, I just so happened to need to go when I was at the Shanghai Airport and in the Executive lounge and noticed that I was using one of these devices. I must say I was pleasantly surprised, considering there was a heated seat feature, massage feature, wash feature and a dryer feature.

Needless to say, I just returned home and went to Aberdeen to buy one. The store and brand name is Lotus, service at the store was great and they gave me the $60.00 off special for Chinese New Year. It took about a 1/2 hour to install and you need an AC output. For those of you who have ever been to Asia and have seen plugs behind the toilet, now I know why. I had to create a bit of a hack with extension cords but once I was up and running, the seat is amazing and nothing short of spectacular. Just your annual toilet paper bills will go down with this device, I highly recommend you stop by Lotus at Aberdeen and try it. Although $750.00 may seem like a steep price, after you use it and consider how many people in your family will use it (not to mention some people will think you are crazy) it is definitely worth buying.

I remember when people used to think I was crazy for paying $600 to $800 for a piece of Tumi Luggage for my computer. I am pretty sure these seats will go down in price over the next few years and probably then they will become mainstream but in Japan and Korea these seats are the norm!

Usually my blog is about computer software and devices but I believe any type of new and innovative technology is worth talking about. Oh yes, this is much better than a bidet!

5 comments:

David said...

Those sprayers, some call a bathroom bidet sprayer are so much better than handfuls of toilet paper! I experienced my first sprayer in Thailand and fell in love with it. I found one online at http://www.bathroomsprayers.com and installed it myself. The Japanese ones are built in and much fancier(and expensive) but the Thai ones have more water flow and better control. You won't know how or why you lived without it.

Harry Yeh said...

The Lotus one has a patented "focused stream" that clears your internals, great for constipation or if you want a REALLY thorough cleaning!

Emily Bounds said...

My first exposure to this device was hearing about it from my family. They made is sound like such a great device that it was worth just visiting the lounge multiple times just to use it.


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