Showers are necessary for cleanliness, and hot showers are necessary for comfort. But it takes time for showers to get hot, and in the process, so much water is wasted.
Livin Shower is a smart device that lets you choose the perfect temperature for your shower with the press of a button. "The new shower integrates software technology with elegant hardware to improve your holistic shower experience," according to the Kickstarter, currently very close to its $100,000 goal.
Either by pressing a button on the device or the app, or by saying "Prepare my shower" to Amazon Echo or Google Home, the device warms up your shower. It then pauses the shower stream once it has reached its target temperature—allowing you to do other things while your water heats up, saving water.
You can pause and resume your shower by pressing a button (like when you shave or if you need to hop out and grab a new bar of soap), saving even more water. And the app tracks water use, temperature, and duration of your shower.
"Our unique temperature control algorithm finds the shortest amount of time to reach the target temperature and minimizes water waste by analyzing your shower data on how the temperature is mapped in relation to the opening of the mixer valve," the company explains.
Livin Shower will save the average household 1,875 gallons per year, which is equivalent to more than 30,000 glasses of water.
You can also connect your favorite music app like Apple Music or Pandora to listen to music while you shower.
Livin Shower also allows you to personalize your shower settings for up to 10 profiles. If you choose to set a profile for baby, the device will recommend a safe temperature with a safety lock to ensure the temperature doesn't go above or below a certain level.
Click here to land the early bird special, which will get you one Livin Shower for $299 (the retail price is $599). Delivery is scheduled for October 2018.