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Fresh Air Plus: The relationship-saving toilet seat

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The Fresh Air Plus toilet seat sucks unseemly odors directly from the toilet bowl
The Fresh Air Plus toilet seat sucks unseemly odors directly from the toilet bowl
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"Adam," inventor of the Fresh Air Plus
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"Adam," inventor of the Fresh Air Plus
Fresh Air Plus: no more wasting money, eh?
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Fresh Air Plus: no more wasting money, eh?
The Fresh Air Plus toilet seat sucks unseemly odors directly from the toilet bowl
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The Fresh Air Plus toilet seat sucks unseemly odors directly from the toilet bowl
Fresh Air Plus with added sparkly lights for your convenience
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Fresh Air Plus with added sparkly lights for your convenience
If your sexy friends make this face at you when you come out of the bathroom then you might need the Fresh Air Plus
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If your sexy friends make this face at you when you come out of the bathroom then you might need the Fresh Air Plus
Fresh Air Plus: toilet seat with fan
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Fresh Air Plus: toilet seat with fan
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When our editorial team first assigned me this story about a toilet seat with a fan built in, I thought two things. First, why just the one fan? My efforts in the office bathroom are worthy of a whole fan club. After reading a little further, I then started thinking our editorial team are simply cowards, lacking the courage to bring up their grievances in a face to face setting. Either way, here ’tis – the Fresh Air Plus toilet seat with a built-in fan.

Coming fitted with an array of sparkly lights for the easily entertained and a gently closing lid to cut down on toilet lid closing noises, the Fresh Air Plus' main feature is a fan that turns on when somebody sits on the throne to suck your stinky toilet air out through a tube that you’re supposed to poke through the wall. Howdy neighbor!

Fresh Air Plus with added sparkly lights for your convenience
Fresh Air Plus with added sparkly lights for your convenience

The Fresh Air Plus replaces your standard toilet seat, with installation also requiring it to be plugged into an electrical outlet and the exhaust hose being connected to a vent that expels air outside. "It's that easy!" proclaims its creator in the infomercial-style video below, but that last point could pose problems for those with brick houses or those whose smallest room in the house isn't located against an exterior wall.

In the video, the Fresh Air team also point out a further possible benefit of the localized butt-fan over the typical whole-bathroom exhaust fan. Unlike ceiling fans that evacuate heated or air conditioned air from the house, raising your heating and cooling bills, the Fresh Air Plus only removes the rancid air from the toilet bowl.

"Adam," inventor of the Fresh Air Plus
"Adam," inventor of the Fresh Air Plus

God knows what manner of paint-peeling toilet tragedy caused Fresh Air Plus inventor “Adam” to fire up Solidworks and invent this thing but we're betting his man has seen – and smelled – some crap.

Adam and his team are putting together a Kickstarter campaign to get Fresh Air Plus up and running. Your business can be their business, as they used to say in the plumbing trade. As for me, I think it’s clear I need to have a frank and forthright discussion with my colleagues.

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19 comments
JweenyPwee
Nah. I'm to proud. I'd rig it to blow out straight into the dining room.
Stuart Wilshaw
I'm with JweenyPwee on this one. There is an old Icelandic proverb (or if there isn't there should be,) "Every dog likes the smell of it's own farts!"
It's an excellent way of maintaining your own personal space and done in concert with others can be great fun. I well remember one particularly trying time in hospital when three of us cleared out all the visitors by rehearsing the baked bean scene from 'Blazing Saddles.' In fact we made Blazing Saddles look like a half hearted pastiche of our performance.
Long may your bum-bags reek Loz!
Purple-Stater
Crikey! If your poo is smellable without sticking your face inside the toilet bowl, you need a better diet.
SIMSIM
This an invention that I've seen more that 10 years back
BigGoofyGuy
I think most bathrooms have air vents to remove air from a bathroom. Perhaps it could be made where it could use existing air vents?
I think it is a good way to 'clear the air' about restrooms. :)
cwolf88
The TOTO toilets already do that.
f8lee
I'm imagining the potential college applications - frat house "smell wars", "gas attacks" instead of panty raids on the sorority houses, and the like. This could be a winner!
turbolove
Trying to make this a "standard in every household"? Really? This is the most ludicrous idea I've seen yet. Yet it will be sold to a lot of fools. It's what makes this country so awesome.
Antonio Vigario
More than 30 years ago I tried to market a similar device of French origin that had two advantages over this one - didn't require a mains hook-up (worked on batteries) or an exhaust hose (used an activated charcoal disposable cartridge). Never went anywhere.
Dirk Scott
As a landlord I have to comply with UK regulations demanding timed air extraction fans in bathrooms, even if there is an opening window. Their purpose is not to extract smells, but to exhaust moist air and thereby prevent condensation. Condensation leads to the growth of moulds, which cause respiratory diseases. If you want to conserve the heat in the extracted air, coaxial fans with heat exchangers are available, however most landlords and householders think short term and never fit them. Making their use mandatory in cold climates would be a good thing. Silly toilets like this one are really only sold in Japan where the culture is incredibly uptight about crap and bodily smells. A better bet would be a bidet, so you can wash your ass after toileting. Toilet paper only does about 50% of the job.