Get ready for your phone to yell at you when you're taking too long in the shower

Get ready for your phone to yell at you when you're taking too long in the shower
Earlier this week we took a look at some of the smart devices you can pick up that are designed to live in your bathroom, making everything from grooming to keeping in shape a little bit easier. And while that look extended into showerheads, all we could find at the time were models that incorporated Bluetooth speakers. A little music while you're singing in the shower is just fine, but at ShowStoppers at CE Week last night we got to meet a smart-shower gadget that's got a bit more noble of a goal, helping to let users keep an eye on their water usage.

The Swon isn't a showerhead itself, but fits between your existing showerhead and its piping – that ability to simply screw into place is designed to appeal to renters (a group often overlooked by smart-home gear) as well as home owners. Once attached, it keeps track of how much water you're using, as well as temperature, and relays that data to other connected devices (like a smart-home hub or your phone) over Wi-Fi.

Beyond saving the environment, Swon is interested in saving you money, so it only makes sense that the hardware itself is affordable; an Indiegogo campaign is coming soon, where you'll be able to pick the Swon up for just about $30. It's powered by a removable battery, which will offer about a year of operation before it needs to be replaced.

Will a little feedback drive you to take shorter showers, or maybe turn the temperature down a tad? Maybe we could all use a bit of smart-device-shaming to start making our showers less wasteful.


source: Swon (Facebook)

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9 Comments

1. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

It's funny, I often yell at my phone from the shower for disturbing my legendary karaoke the moment it starts ringing... Yes, my bathroom doubles as an Opera House... Oh well... G'Day!

2. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Best comment!

3. XperiaG

Posts: 178; Member since: Jun 06, 2016

I do exactly the same GreenMan. hahaha

6. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

Say that to my sister; our bathroom triples as her study and opera, she sits on the bloody throne for hours unless someone knocks on the door.

7. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

This topic is strang, i don't need to told how long I'm in the shower I'm 10 mins max!! What's next how long you use the toilet lol that's private time after a great burrito and coffee the next morning whoa.... I won't go there lol

9. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Too much information. We don't want to know those details.

11. deviceguy2016

Posts: 826; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Go away looser your in everything on PA and bash everyone in here, go join your buddy mr. Hate, you two have a lot in common gee 2 trolls now

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

meh, removable battery.. it should use water flow to recharge itself

16. Plutonium239

Posts: 1212; Member since: Mar 17, 2015

My showerhead changes colors based on the temperature I use.

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