Thursday, October 15, 2009
ActivTouch: Remote-control tech comes to the showerhead
The ActivTouch lets you play, pause and pick what kind of experience you want, all at the touch of a button. But it's not a remote control — it's a showerhead.
While typical showerheads have filters you need to manually turn to adjust the spray, the ActivTouch features buttons that change the stream's intensity — from gentle spray to full-on gusher. Pushing the pause button on the handle will reduce the stream to a trickle (for further reduction, may I suggest turning the tap). The head comes with a five-foot hose. No DVR, though.
We still prefer the simple functionality of the Kohler Flipside, but there's something to be said for the ease of pushing buttons, even in the shower. The ActivTouch sells for $45.
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