Japanese toilet manufacturer Toto likes to asks customers “How far should toilets evolve?” Their newest model the Neo 2 may go a little too far.
Say hello the world’s first talking toilet.
The prominent armrest has loads of audio buttons including functional ones like Otohime (Sound Princess), which masks unpleasant bodily sounds to not-so-functional ones like reciting Senryu (Japanese poetry). Not surprisingly, the toilet likes to talk crap. It’s particularly fond of puns, and has references to the U.S. city Onalaska, which in Japanese sounds like “fart.”
You can get a live demo through the website Tototalk.jp, which allows visitors to remotely operate a display model at the Caretta Shiodome mall in Tokyo.