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Kohler Teams With Harman Kardon to Put an Alexa-Enabled Speaker in a Showerhead

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Kohler and Harman Kardon, Samsung’s audio-focused subsidiary, have joined forces to create a showerhead with a built-in Alexa-enabled wireless speaker.

The smartly designed Moxie Showerhead debuted at Consumer Electronics Show 2020 in Las Vegas. Water flows from an outer circular ring, and a conical Kohler A.I. Speaker is secured in the middle by a magnet. 

Naturally, the electronic device has a fully IPX67 waterproof rating—meaning it can be immersed in water up to one meter—and is also tuned to compensate for the white noise generated while showering, according to Digital Trends

The Kohler A.I. speaker detached from the Moxie Showerhead. 

Each speaker comes with a wireless charging dock and offers five hours of playback at 70 percent volume. What makes it interesting—some might say unnecessary—is that you can command Amazon’s virtual assistant to pull up your favorite playlist, report on the weather, and even order soap, shampoo, or any other product sold by the e-commerce giant while washing. The speaker also pairs with Kohler’s Konnect mobile app for easy setup and setting adjustments. 

If you don’t want to bring Alexa into the bathroom, the platform is also available with a Kohler BT Speaker, which offers six to seven hours of playback, doesn’t have a built-in voice assistant, and retails for $99 on its own or $159 when bundled with the showerhead. 

Slated to arrive sometime in 2020, The Kohler Moxie Showerhead and A.I. Speaker will sell for $229 together, or you can pay $159 for the speaker only.

Source: maxim.com