If there's something a smartphone can't do these days, it's control the toilet. Oh wait, now it can.
A Japanese company has created a Bluetooth-enabled toilet that a user can control via a smartphone running an Android app, tech site Mashable reported.
Japanese company's Lixil's Satis product allows hands-free flushing and toilet-seat lifting, Mashable quoted website Japan Trends as saying.
But Japan Trends pointed out Japanese toilets are "pretty sophisticated contraptions."
"From heated seats and 'butt showers' to buttons where you can play sounds and music to preserve your modesty during noisy evacuations, foreign visitors never cease to be amazed by the tech and thinking that goes behind making that daily function a bit nicer to perform," it said.
It said a user can use the "My Satis" app to control the toilet's functions, including flushing and lifting the toilet seat.
But it has a practical use, too: it also monitors usage so you know how much the toilet would affect power and water bills.
Also, it said a user can set up a "toilet diary" to monitor health - "complete with cute euphemistic symbols for what you managed to achieve on different days."
"You can make personal settings and play music through the toilet’s speakers, and also through storing your 'usage history” in the toilet you can see on your device how much your electricity and water bills are going to be," it said.
Interested? Japan Trends said the high-tech toilet will go on sale starting February 2013. — TJD, GMA News