KOHLER Konnect Automates Everyday Tasks
Kohler Co. unveils KOHLER Konnect, a new platform that allows consumers to conveniently personalize their experience with KOHLER products through app presets, and automate everyday tasks in the kitchen and bath through voice-control.
Consumers can interact with KOHLER Konnect by using voice-commands, hands-free motion control and personalized presets managed through a new KOHLER Konnect application. Consumers can operate the kitchen faucet, control features of an intelligent toilet, adjust the lighting embedded in a bathroom mirror, run an invigorating shower, and automatically fill a bath to a desired depth and temperature all by using simple voice-commands. KOHLER Konnect enables consumers to set up tailored preferences, automate everyday tasks and stay abreast of water usage of paired products. Kohler’s new Moments Made Better video demonstrates consumers’ interaction with the connected products.
Improved Accessibility and Personalized Experience
To provide wider accessibility and optimal functionality to its new portfolio of products with KOHLER Konnect, the plumbing brand is offering support in select products for Amazon Alexa, the Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit to bring technology into the bathroom in meaningful ways.
Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror: An Industry First
Kohler’s Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror is the first announced bathroom mirror that has Amazon Alexa built-in. Smart home speakers, such as Amazon Alexa, are the fasted technology adoption in history. Seamless construction makes Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror a centerpiece of the smart bathroom of the future. With the ability to pair other Kohler products that utilize KOHLER Konnect directly to the Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror, users can reduce countertop clutter and streamline voice capabilities within the bathroom space.
In addition to controlling products with KOHLER Konnect and its related personalized experiences, Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror offers customers access to tens of thousands of Alexa skills. Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror improves the comfort and functionality of time spent in the bathroom by enabling it to be hands-free, seamless, and more convenient, while also communicating with other connected products in your Wi-Fi network.
In addition to showcasing Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror, Kohler made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) with a collection of smart home kitchen and bath products:
- Sensate kitchen faucet with KOHLER Konnect
- DTV+ showering system with KOHLER Konnect
- PerfectFill kit with KOHLER Konnect
- Numi intelligent toilet with KOHLER Konnect
- PureWarmth toilet seat with KOHLER Konnect
- Touchless Response toilet with KOHLER Konnect
Get Ahead of the Curve
As a trade professional, you’re always looking to stay up to date with product trends to help solve your customer’s needs. Research shows that household penetration of smart home products is expected to hit 53.1% by 2022 in the United States and 42% of consumers currently believe smart speakers are now essential to their daily lives.
Additionally, smart homes revenue is expected to experience a compound annual growth rate of 14.8% between 2018 and 2022. Please click here and sign up to be notified when these products become available.
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Kohler Co. leads the way in design, craftsmanship and innovation – knit together by uncompromising quality. Kohler’s product offering spans across all price points, offering consumers a wide variety of options in kitchen and bath fixtures and faucets, furniture, cabinetry, tile and stone, and residential generators. As the recognized industry leader and best-known brand name in kitchen and bath design, Kohler offers products and services to create a complete design solution.