Finding a public toilet when a grumbling in your stomach strikes? Like a gift from God. Having to touch the flush that’s undoubtedly flush with invisible germs from the rotating door of people who have used the toilet before you? Like a horrifying demonstration of God’s wrath. Now, if only some billionaire germophobe can donate a few units of these Kohler Touchless Toilet Flush Kits to every public restroom in the world, public toilets never have to feel that way again.
An easy to install retrofit kit, it helps you turn any old toilet into the kind of high-tech restroom facility that requires no contact to flush. Just wave your hand anywhere over the tank lid and it will immediately send the necessary stream of water to send all your dump into its proper resting place.
Sadly, the Kohler Touchless Toilet Flush Kit won’t work with all toilets. Most canister and flapper toilets in existence should be fair game, but those with dual-flush, top-mount flush, pressure-assist, and ballcock valves, however, will need to retain their gross “touch my germ-filled flush with your equally germ-filled hands” for the moment. Installation should be quick, requiring no more than 20 minutes unless you decided to do the work while drunk on 55% alcohol beer.
The system works by projecting an electromagnetic field through the top of the tank lid, which it uses to sense when a hand is being waved right over it. Pretty cool. Since it uses electronics to generate the field, it requries four AA batteries to operate.
The Kohler Touchless Toilet Flush Kit is available now, priced at $99.97.