You love your gadgets, from the latest smartphone to the thinnest flat-screen, yet one room in your house remains stuck in the 20th century: Your bathroom. Your frayed, ragged toothbrush wouldn’t be fit to clean your shower, and that ancient ghetto blaster can barely hold an FM signal. Here, the best gadgets to pull your bathroom out from the Dark Ages.
The Philips Sonicare Flexcare isn’t like other electric toothbrushes; the quickly pulsating head pushing tiny jets of liquid between teeth and gums cleans like your dingy manual brush simply can’t. With five settings and a timer to ensure you’re cleaning each quadrant adequately (seriously), going back to manual will feel like brushing with your finger. From $130.
Bring the five-star hotel experience home with the Grohe Rainshower Cosmopolitan (pictured above) – miniature bottles of shampoo not included. The award-winning design is affordable, easy to install, and provides an immersive, evenly distributed flow that’ll make your houseguests want to get dirty. The Starlight finish means its shine will last. $200 – $350.
Face it: Your hairy shoulders suggest Bigfoot may not, in fact, be a myth. Stop fumbling with scissors and get a Philips Bodygroom Pro, whose pivoting head and rounded blades will allow you to trim confidently around the most delicate appendages. $70.
Aquatic Pavarottis can rejoice with the Jensen JiSS-85, an iPod-docking shower radio, featuring a waterproof casing for any iPod, LCD display and AM/FM radio. And yes – you do sound that good. $35.