Techy gadgets are all good and fun in your living room, in your kitchen, in your home office... but have you thought about geekifying your bathroom? You probably haven't, given that most people don't spend much time in there beyond taking a shower and using the toilet.
But why not level up your bathroom? There are plenty of practical and functional benefits to doing so, and they won't cost you an arm or a leg.
Here are some of the most useful bathroom gadgets, devices, and accessories that you can get as geeky upgrades for your bathroom.
As mentioned in our daily hygiene guide, flossing is more important than brushing; it's actually better to floss and not brush than it is to brush and not floss (but do both, of course).
But if flossing just "isn't your thing," then the Philips Sonicare Airfloss might change your mind.
Just fill it up with water or mouthwash, press the button, and aim the jet between your teeth. It's fast, it works, and it's even portable for travel, lasting up to three weeks on a single charge.
I always doubted the hype around electric toothbrushes. And then a few months ago I was convinced to get one, and now I'm a believer. Electric toothbrushes are game-changers—if you aren't using one yet, you seriously need to switch over!
They clean way better than manual toothbrushes, in less time. And you don't need a fancy one.
Something standard and affordable like the Bruush Electric Toothbrush is good enough for most, and you only need to replace the head a few times per year for optimal dental health.
Whether you use an electric toothbrush or manual toothbrush, think about where all of your tooth gunk goes after brushing.
Most of it gets spit out with your toothpaste, yes, but there's always a remnant that sticks to the bristles—and the bacteria in that tooth gunk doesn't just disappear. It continues to live, breed, and grow.
To really sanitize a toothbrush, you need to expose the bristles to several minutes of heat or UV light, and that's what the Avari Toothbrush Sanitizer does.
It also doubles as toothbrush storage, a toothpaste holder, a shaving razor holder, and can mount on the wall.
Most modern toilets around the world now have bidet features, but here in America, we're lagging behind—and that's a shame because toilet bidets are more hygienic than toilet paper.
It's a bit weird at first, I know, but you'll actually feel cleaner once you start using one. And you can give it a try without spending much money at all!
The Luxe Toilet Bidet Attachment is non-electric, mounts to any standard two-piece toilet, is self-cleaning, and features a second nozzle for a frontal feminine wash.
Why settle for a normal bathroom scale when you can spend just a tiny bit more for a smart bathroom scale?
The Renpho Smart Scale tracks 13 body metrics over time, including BMI, muscle mass, basal metabolism, body age, and more, with weight measurements accurate to 0.2 pounds.
All of that data syncs with the free Renpho mobile app, which itself can share that data with Apple Health, Google Fit, and Fitbit. Plus, it looks pretty sleek!
Tired of fumbling around in the middle of the night? The LumiLux Toilet Light is an affordable and energy-efficient night light for your bathrooms.
It's equipped with a motion sensor that turns on/off as you enter and leave the bathroom, as well as an ambient light sensor that keeps it off during the day or when the bathroom light is on.
This particular one fits snugly on any home toilet and can be customized with 16 different colors and 5 brightness levels.
You'd be surprised how many germs a toilet handle can collect. Sanitize your bathroom with a Techo Touchless Toilet Flusher, which is a motion sensor that you install in your existing toilet's upper tank—then simply wave to flush!
It's easy to install and the sensor sensitivity and flush time are both customizable. It uses 4 AA batteries and lasts 30,000 flushes between battery replacements.
This touchless flusher is only compatible with toilets that use a flapper valve or canister flush valve.
Like toilet handles, manual soap dispensers are filthy. A touchless dispenser is far more sanitary, and the MyAtrix Touchless Soap Dispenser is an excellent option because it isn't just motion-activated—it also foams the soap while dispensing!
Fill it with your favorite soap, dilute it with a bit of water, and you're good to go. It runs on 3 AA batteries that last about three months between replacements. The only downside is that you can't adjust how much soap it dispenses per use.
Most of us can get by without knowing the exact temperature of our shower water, but it can be nice to know for maximum comfort.
The Delta Shower Head With Temp Display has an LED display that's powered by the water that flows through it, and the head itself has 6 spray modes, including a massage mode.
Do you play music on your phone while showering? Take it up a notch with the iFox Shower Speaker, which is water-resistant and pairs with your phone up to 33 feet away using Bluetooth.
It lasts up to 10 hours per charge, sticks to the wall using an optional suction cup, and has a built-in microphone for taking hands-free calls.
It also has a metal hook that you can use to hang it off a backpack while you're out hiking, camping, or whatever else.