Some days you just need a head start. Imagine being able to have a hot bath waiting for you as soon as you walk in the door. Voila!
A bathtub called Smart Hydro, from Brazil's Innovative House, can be remote controlled via your cell phone or Pocket PC PDA. Settings can be pre-programmed in advance like a VCR or controlled in real-time from wherever you happen to be. You can control water temperature, water level, light brightness and even the amount of "bath essence" added.
A computerized voice tells you when the bath is ready. (I'm imagining John Gielgud's voice in Arthur here: "And shall I wash your dick for you, too, you little shit?")
When it’s ready, the system calls you and lets you know. You can also activate the bath online and monitor the progress of your bath in real time. The tub is also self cleaning. The design features an LED illumination system and peek-a-boo side windows. The tub also has massage jets and if the tub has a problem it will let tech support know.
The product is just one in a line of smart products, including a Smart Sauna and Smart Door, that use technology to create high-tech solutions for homes, apartments and hotels. Right now, IHOUSE products are only being sold to construction companies and corporations.