Bathroom

  • ​If you have a cat, chances are that you don't like cleaning out its litter box. Well, that's why the Catolet was created. It's basically a conveyor belt-equipped automatically-flushing toilet that's made for cats – or tiny litter-trained dogs.
  • ​Cleaning the toilet is one of those jobs that nobody likes. Wouldn't it be better if toilets could just, you know … clean themselves? Well, the creators of the SpinX are claiming that their device will allow your toilet to do just that.
  • ​Servicing the bathrooms in a large building can be a daunting task, and not just because of the cleaning. Custodians also have to check the levels of things like toilet paper and soap. It was with this in mind that the Fraunhofer Institute created the automated CWS Washroom Information Service.
  • ​The bathroom is one of the last bastions of privacy, where we can belt out a tune in the shower, soak in the tub, or primp and preen ourselves without judgement. To help your friends and family make the most of that precious personal time, we’ve rounded up some of the best bathroom gift ideas.
  • The Brondell Swash 1400 is a bidet built into a toilet seat that gives you the ability to customize the spray's width, pressure and temperature, and a buttload of other features to refresh your rear, like an air dryer, deodorizer, seat heating, and an in-bowl nightlight.
  • Few get the opportunity to live in a Zaha Hadid-designed luxury home. However, a new collection produced by Zaha Hadid Design and Spanish high-end ceramics specialist Porcelanosa offers those with deep pockets an opportunity to kit out their bathroom with the late architect's signature style.
  • The new Body Cardio scale from Withings not only lets you know how much weight you didn't lose yesterday, but also measures the wave your heart makes in your arteries to make you feel extra bad about your cardiovascular health too. Gizmag tried it out and investigated Withings' claims.
  • Microsoft joined the smart mirror fray at its Build conference in March demoing its own Magic Mirror. It has now explained the tricks behind the concept and provided those who don't mind a little DIY work with the tools to build their own​.
  • In the move toward sustainable homes, the progress of showers has been more of a trickle. Ten minutes in a traditional shower can use up to 100 l (22 gal) of water. The Hamwells e-Shower, however, promises high pressure and volume, while saving up to 90 percent on water and 80 percent on energy.
  • Inventor Donal Vitez is back with a revised Robo-Washer, which like its predecessor handles washing and drying affairs from beginning to end, but then recycles what little water it uses after each cycle.
  • Drilling multiple holes into your walls to hang cabinets, shelves, and the like, is both a hassle and inflexible. Italy's Ronda Design has developed an interior design system based on magnets that enables you to add or move around fixtures and fittings by simply snapping them into place.
  • We're really beginning to like singing (or arguing with out favorite podcasts) in the shower, thanks to the Splash Tunes Pro waterproof shower speaker from FresheTech. This small, unassuming suction cup-mounted Bluetooth speaker delivers a surprising amount of sound in a speaker that costs US$70.