Shower

  • If you're dirty and sweaty from performing an outdoor activity, it's understandable that you don't want to drive home that way. Wouldn't it be nice if you could take a hot shower first? Well, the portable Geyser System lets you do so – depending on how you define the word "shower."
  • ​People with limited mobility often require care workers to help them in and out of the shower, which is certainly not ideal for their self-esteem. That's why the Poseidon robotic shower was created. It allows users to shower on their own, depending on the nature of their physical challenge.
  • ​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.
  • Music festivals, camping and cycling to work can be smelly and grimey affairs, especially if there are no showers in which to get washed. Wet wipes are an alternative, but are so small they're hardly effective. Epic Wipes, however, are towel-sized wipes designed especially for body cleansing.
  • A new eco-friendly take-with-you shower is being developed by Japanese company Hotaru. Relying on the company's water purification system, it delivers great pressure and can run on 5 gal (20 L) of water for two weeks.
  • The team behind Hydrao is aiming to build awareness around water wastage, with an LED-equipped shower head that changes colors when you're plenty clean enough.​​
  • Recently, showers like the Nebia and the Hamwell's e-Shower have launched to help us save water when showering. The WaterDrop foldable watering can, however, takes a much simpler approach. It is designed to collect the average 3.5 l (0.8 gal) of water we waste waiting for the shower to warm up.​
  • 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.
  • San Francisco-based startup Nebia has produced a prototype shower that it says offers a better, more immersive experience. The Nebia Shower promises up to a 70 percent reduction in water use, too.
  • 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.
  • Eva, a Bluetooth-connected shower head that just hit Indiegogo for crowdfunding, aims to cut shower water consumption in half by making sure water only pours down when you actually need it, paying for itself in just one year in the average household of four.
  • When there's something that we're trying to conserve, we don't just put it down the drain. For those of us who are trying to save power, however, that's just what happens when we let hot water from our showers run straight into the sewer. The EcoDrain is made to address that problem.