Have you heard of Kohler water spa? Let’s talk about it!! Kohler’s much-touted PerfectFill technology has finally arrived, bringing a sigh of relief to stressed parents worldwide. This week at CES 2022, the business revealed the launch of their smart bath technology, which allows users to fill a bathtub with a simple voice command. So, if you’re downstairs making supper and want Alexa or Google to start the kids’ bath, all you have to do is ask.
PerfectFill is made up of a drain kit and a digital valve that work together to bring the bath to the temperature and depth you want. So you won’t have to worry about flooding the bathroom because you forgot it was on or blistering junior when they jump in the tub.
The Kohler Konnect app and voice control bath time, and there’s the ability to program up to 10 individual bath times, so everyone in the house may have their own experience (even Fido).
PerfectFill not only fills the tub, but it can also drain it with a voice or smartphone command.
However, all of this power will come at a price. PerfectFill starts at $2,700, but it doesn’t include a Kohler spout or a Kohler bath that works with it. It should also be installed by an expert. In 2022, PerfectFill will be available for purchase.
If that isn’t enough tech for your bath, Kholer’s Stillness Bath, which was previewed at CES last year, will be available in 2022.
According to Kohler, the smart bathing experience begins at $8,000 and includes PerfectFill technology in a smart bathtub that mixes water, light, fog, and aroma to produce an “at-home spa-like experience.”
If an $8,000 smart spa bath isn’t enough, the Infinity Experience model adds the option to have the water pour over the edges and into a hinoki wood foundation, giving your relaxation a trickling waterfall sound.
The Kohler Konnect app controls the entire system, and the $8,000 freestanding bath will be available in Q1 2022. The additional models will be available in Q3, with prices to be disclosed later
Kohler is also unveiling a kitchen faucet that is suspended from the ceiling and controlled by a waterproof, battery-operated Bluetooth puck for more hands-free water control. The puck-shaped remote may be used to turn the faucet on and off as well as modify the temperature on the Purist Suspend.
The basic aim here is to reduce counter-clutter, in addition to being quite the statement piece. When you use Suspend, your kitchen faucet will no longer be in the way of dishwashing (was it ever?). The faucet is suspended from the ceiling and rotates 180 degrees.
Kohler’s smart water monitor, H2Wise powered by Phyn, was also revealed at CES 2021 and will be available this year. For $400 and $667, respectively, the H2Wise and H2Wise Plus (a professionally installed version) will be available in January.
The H2Wise Plus is installed at the main water line and may be programmed to turn off the water if a leak is detected via the smartphone. A homeowner can put the H2Wise under a sink. A 110v / 220v power supply is required for both units.
Both of these devices keep track of how much water is used in each of your home’s fixtures and can alert you to a leak as well as assist you to keep track of how much water is used. Pressure sensing is used in a pre-freeze warning to alert you before a pipe freezes.
The Kohler Konnect app controls the H2Wise monitor, which can be integrated with Alexa or Google speech speakers.
The Robern IQ Digital Lock Box, a smart lockbox that fits in a bathroom vanity cabinet for storing medication and personal goods, is another smart device Kohler introduced at CES 2022. It’s designed to fit inside Robern cabinets, but it can be altered to fit into any vanity.
The $449 Digital Lock Box features a touchpad panel and an app (iOS and Android) that allows you to set and safeguard your password, see entry logs, and receive notifications when the box is opened. Users can also create a timetable and add medicine reminders on a daily basis.
Kohler is also offering a series of Touchless Residential Bathroom Faucets, which start at $199 and can be turned on and off with the wave of a hand. The temperature is controlled by a twist top, and the flow is turned off after two minutes by an auto shut-off mechanism. For ease of installation, the faucet also features a vacation mode and is battery-operated.
Finally, the Kohler Power Reserve is a modular home energy storage device that works in conjunction with solar panels to store solar energy independent of weather, time of day, or grid status. Users can set the storage system to backup, self-supply, time of use, or custom using the Kohler Power Reserve mobile app to monitor and control the system. A 10kWh system costs $13,325 to purchase.