Efforts to create automated, connected homes have reached the bathroom, and innovations include everything from smart scales to smart toilet seats. One such product is the Kohler Moxie Single-Function Showerhead with Wireless Speaker. This high tech shower head combines the power of a Kohler showerhead with the added feature of a Bluetooth speaker. If you’d like to add this shower gadget to your bathroom, it’s available from Amazon in bronze, chrome, brushed nickel and white. Prices vary from $77.67 to $141.53 depending on the color you choose.
This combination of showerhead and speaker does a good job at being both, with enjoyable water pressure (though not adjustable) and a speaker of decent quality. For those of you who can’t shower without your favorite playlist, this is an upgrade from your phone’s speaker and takes up zero counter space, unlike your iHome. The speaker easily detaches from the magnets that hold it in place for charging, travel and when you’re cleaning the showerhead.
Music plays audibly over the sound of the water, which is delivered to your shower via 60 nozzles. Just sync your phone or tablet via Bluetooth to the speaker! The Moxie showerhead’s speaker is made for music, so podcasts and talk radio are more muffled. You’ll also have to get out of the shower (or at least need to be able to reach your phone) to skip a song or change the volume; there aren’t any controls on the speaker itself. The speaker’s battery lasts about 7 hours and other reviewers reported weeks of daily use without recharging.
Kohler also offers different customization options of their Moxie showerhead, including 2.0 and 2.5 GPM versions, multiple speaker colors and a rainhead/speaker combination. When buying the Kohler Moxie Single-Function Showerhead with Wireless Speaker or another version of the product, keep in mind that the showerarm and flange are not included.
This review is part of our series on bathroom technology. Read our whole list of Cool Bathroom Gadgets Your Home Needs for more smart bathroom ideas.