Kohler has introduced Kohler Konnect, a new platform that allows users to personalise their experience with Kohler products through app presets, and complete everyday tasks in the kitchen and bath with voice-control.
Capable of supporting multiple voice services, consumers can interact with Kohler Konnect by using voice-commands, hands-free motion control and personalised options managed through a new KOHLER Konnect application for iOS and Android devices.
Users can operate the kitchen faucet, control features of an intelligent toilet, adjust the lighting in a bathroom mirror, run a shower, and automatically fill a bath to a desired depth and temperature all by using simple voice-commands.
Powered by the trusted and global-scale Microsoft Azure cloud platform, Kohler Konnect enables consumers to set up tailored preferences, automate everyday tasks and stay on top of water usage of paired products.
“Voice services and connected devices have become integrated into every facet of the home – with the notable exception of the bathroom, until now,” says Kohler chief executive and president David Kohler.
“We provide thoughtful design and technologies that offer convenience and functionality to enrich your personalized experiences, making them easier, more comfortable, and more enjoyable.
“Whether you’re getting ready for work, helping your children through their evening bedtime routine or simply in need of some personal relaxation, Kohler Konnect is the next evolution of our leading-edge kitchen and bathroom innovations that help make these everyday moments better.”
To provide wider accessibility and optimal functionality, the Kohler plumbing brand is offering support in select products for Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit to bring technology into the bathroom.
Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror
Kohler’s Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror is one the first announced bathroom mirrors that has Amazon Alexa built-in.
With the ability to pair other Kohler products that use Kohler Konnect directly to the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror, users can reduce countertop clutter and streamline voice capabilities within the bathroom space.
Verdera design features also include a dual-microphone solution to enhance the accuracy of voice-control, speakers housed in hermetically sealed casings to maximise stereo sound quality, a motion-activated wayfinding nightlight for safety, and LED lights for makeup application, grooming and skin care.
Kohler is also making its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a range of smart home kitchen and bath products.
Sensate kitchen faucet with Kohler Konnect: The Sensate kitchen faucet with Kohler Konnect allows the user to turn the water on and off or dispense water to a measured volume with simple voice-commands or motion-based interactions.
DTV+ showering system with Kohler Konnect: Many aspects of DTV+ can be controlled with voice-commands through Kohler Konnect to produce a customised showering experience. Users can adjust water temperature, control showerheads and body sprays, music, lighting, steam and shower duration with voice commands, the DTV+ interface or directly on their mobile device with the Kohler Konnect app.
PerfectFill kit with Kohler Konnect: PerfectFill kit can automatically fill a bath at the desired depth and temperature, reducing time spent physically monitoring the filling of the bath water. Both the auto-fill and auto-drain functionalities can be controlled with simple voice-commands or through the Kohler Konnect app.
Numi intelligent toilet with Kohler Konnect: The Numi offers personalised settings that let users fine-tune every aspect of their experience to preferences, from ambient coloured lighting to wireless Bluetooth music sync capability to the heated seat and foot warmer. Numi delivers hands-free control, personalised cleansing functionality and fantastic water efficiency. Features of Numi with Kohler Konnect can be controlled through voice-command, motion control or the Kohler Konnect app.
PureWarmth toilet seat with Kohler Konnect: The new PureWarmth heated toilet seat offers a slim design and integrated nightlight to enhance the user’s experience with any toilet. The Kohler Konnect app offers users control over the temperature, timing of the heat as well as duration and lighting with the ability to program and set all features to the user’s preference.
Touchless Response toilet with Kohler Konnect: Kohler’s Touchless flush technology features a standard trip lever with a motion sensor embedded to provide users the convenience of touchless flushing to reduce the spread of germs.