Targeted consumer marketing can get the best of us, despite our hard-fought efforts to resist the temptation. Whether it be extraneous household gadgets or expensive pet supplies, they’re all out to attack our wallets with a vengeance.
Bathroom gadgets are no exception. There are countless useless bathroom products designed to take our money and crowd our counters. Some gadgets — such as toothpaste dispensers or towel warmers — seem like smart buys but end up being a complete a waste of money and space. Other products are so wacky it’s a miracle anyone spent money on them in the first place.
If you’re trying to cut back on unnecessary spending, the home goods section is a good place to start. Have you spent money on any of these pricey gadgets?
15. Intelligent toilet
Is there a need for fancy toilets? | Kohler.com
This smart toilet from Kohler is designed to change your bathroom experience forever. It features settings, such as ambient color lighting, Bluetooth music capabilities, and heated seat and foot warmers. While it does include efficient power-saving modes and water-conservation methods, it’s unlikely this toilet will ever pay for itself — at least not in your life time. This stylish throne will run you $5,118.75 to be exact. But did we forget what we use toilets for anyway? Right. A standard commode should work just fine.
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14. TV mirror
This high-tech mirror has a 15-inch TV embedded in it. | Lightology.com
There’s a new way to get ready in the morning. This modern mirror comes equipped with a 15-inch TV — just in case you’ve gotten bored with your own reflection. For a low, low price of $2,848 (on sale), you could catch up on the morning news while brushing your teeth and drying your hair. If you can’t make do with the other four TVs connected in your home, then maybe you should address your cable addiction first before wasting thousands of dollars on a TV that’s no larger than your laptop screen.
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13. Towel warmer
Did you waste money on a towel warmer. | iStock.com/CentralITAlliance
Just like manufacturers love to prey on concerned parents with inventions, such as baby wipe warmers and diaper genies, home goods manufacturers like to target stressed humans with spa-like inventions. There’s really no need for a towel warmer. This is just another useless bathroom product designed to take your money and appeal to your high-end tastes. Even more, the potential safety hazards are large. Not only are they dangerous to have around young children due to the heat, but they’ve been previously cited as the root cause of massive fires in shops.
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12. Airfloss machine
How much does it cost to floss your teeth? | Philips.com