Detailed with a recent press release on the Kohler site, the Kohler Numi toilet received a smattering of technology upgrades that will make current Numi owners unhappy that they have to upgrade their $6,000 bathroom throne. Originally release during 2011, the Numi 'smart toilet' sported advanced features such as illumination for dark bathrooms, vents to heat your feet, automatic lid and seat height adjustment, built-in rear speakers, a FM radio, a MP3 player connection, a retractable bidet and a touchscreen remote to control all of these fancy features.
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