Soon consumers around the world will be able to poop in style with Microsoft’s eagerly awaited eToilet.
“Americans spend an average of two weeks per year in the bathroom,” Microsoft chairman Bill Gates told a group of IT professionals during an invitation-only party following the conclusion of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. “And as part of Microsoft’s efforts to continue to make inroads in the home, we fully plan to capitalize on that time.“
Besides the basics, the eToilet includes a 21-inch flat-screen monitor in the lid that can swing out on a swivel arm when in use. The screen also features a proximity sensor that will protect the screen from “spray”.
The eToilet will even offer web-based dietary recommendations and guidelines based on “the physical makeup of the material that is input into the device.”
Other features include:
- A delay mechanism will prevent flushing while someone is in the shower
- eLoo technology allows for remote call features
- thermostat will warm the seat
- lid will close automatically
- will detect and clear clogs automatically
So far the eToilet is getting rave reviews and the best part is that experiencing the device for yourself will only cost between $499 and $599 when it is released sometime in the next month or so.