Ten Teched Out Tubs

Ten Teched Out Tubs

Joelle Alcaidinho
Mar 10, 2010

In case you have not noticed, we are all about the bathroom tech this month at Unplggd. This month we have taken a look at devices that help us to better clean our bathrooms and high tech saunas, just to name a few, and now we've cast our attention on the humble bathtub.

Where you inspired by our selection of great tech bathrooms from the web? Check out this roundup of teched out tubs and get ready to built your own high tech bathroom suite. While the price points of many of these tubs put them in the aspirational category for many of us, they sure are fun to ogle and imagine in our bathroom!

  • The TV Tub by industrial designer Karim Rashid is a one piece design, which includes a waterproof television. The TV is incorporated organically into the shape and design of the tub.
  • The Vision Bathtub from Gruppo Treesse features a minimalist white or black enclosure with see-through plate-glass panels on either side. Built-in are a headrest, hydro-massage, radio and audio jack for an iPod.
  • Tub-E Electronic Bathtub by Wild Terrain Designs looks kind of like a bucket from the future. Pinhole LED lights are embedded into the outer rim of the Tub-E, shedding light over the bathtub and providing just enough to see clearly up and down the stairs. Other tech features include the auto fill, auto empty and auto clean option. Yes, this tub can clean itself. The Tub-E also has a built-in heater underneath the seat, which allows you to adjust the water temperature.
  • The Nirvana Bathtub not only illuminates your bathing experience, with 360 LED lights, it also offers a 60% savings in water use with it's more shallow high-grade translucent acrylic layer form. A control panel gives access to an electronic tap, automatic water functions, a temperature indicator located on the rim and a hand shower activated at the wave of a hand so you can rinse off after a session with Mr. Bubble. And our favourite detail? The temperature display built-in onto the side of the tub.
  • The Luxor by Di Vapor is massage whirlpool bathtub with adjustable air massage and massage jets. Tech features include a 14" LCD screen with video input.
  • Sorgente by Lenci Design in addition to looking quite stylish is also a very teched out tub. Tech amenities include: control panel or remote control operation, underwater lighting, and auto-fill with a filtration system.
  • Lucky Color Bathtubs by Blubleu are available in a variety of hues, ranging from vibrant reds and oranges, to pale pink, true turquoise, purples, yellows, greens, and blues. These bathtubs include tech options like outlets, air jets, a water heater, the Ozone and Lymph Drainage systems which promote circulation and well-being, and a chromotherapy feature which includes blue-green-violet tints for relaxation, yellow-red for stimulation, and green-yellow-orange for harmonization.
  • The Sigma Bathtub by Jacuzzi Morphosis is loaded with features which include rotating microjets providing you soothing back massages, classic jacuzzi whirlpool massage with electronic adjustments, stereo radio with sharp loudspeakers, and remote control to adjusts the massage cycles.
  • The Bath Infinity is a concept by by Mukomelov Studio complete with it's own remote control. While hydro-massage jets relax your muscles, the remote provides access to integrated music controls, aromatherapy dispensing options, a silent water flow system, and the option for LED lighting integrated into a perforated design for a more dramatic presence in the bathroom.
  • Roca Cocoon Shower and Bath is a concept by Arina Komarova combines a shower, bath tub, and hydro massage all in one, complete with a customizable lighting system which allows for you to create a mood while relaxing or rinsing off. An overhead rain style shower head is partnered with what appears to be an LED lighting system.
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