Kohler wants to make your bathroom smarter with Konnect

TechCrunch | 1/8/2018 | Jordan Crook





Kohler, a name you may recognize from the faucet, or commercials about a faucet, is delivering a new line of smart bathroom and kitchen appliances called Kohler Konnect. Because why not?

With the help of Alexa, these appliances can be given various voice commands to perform specific tasks. The line includes a shower, a bathtub, two toilets, a mirror, and a kitchen sink. The platform primarily runs off Microsoft Azure, but some of the new products are also compatible with Apple HomeKit and Google Assistant. In short, you should be able to hook these in with the broader IoT ecosystem of your choosing.

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Each product pairs to your phone through the Kohler Konnect app and lets you set preferences across a number of different users.

First off, Kohler has introduced a new mirror called the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror. It’s said to be the first mirror with Alexa built directly into the unit, and it has its own lights which can be adjusted via voice. Beyond controlling the lights (and a nifty little motion-controlled nightlight), the mirror also has access to the general Alexa portfolio of skills.

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Also in the bathroom, Kohler has built the DTV+ Showering System. Like the other Konnect products, the shower is voice activated. (What could go...
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