September 16, 2013 by Lisa Montgomery
As if my teenage kids need another reason to extend their stay in the bathroom, there’s now a bath fan that vents out the hot, damp air and, get this—plays music. The Bluetooth-enabled ventilation fan from Homewerks Worldwide LLC can stream music from most Bluetooth-enabled smartphones, tablets and laptops from up to 30 feet away.
The $149 fan installs like a standard ventilation fan, and generates very little noise so that the music can be heard over the hum of the vent. If you’d rather have just the fan or just music on, there’s a way you can do that, too, by moving the included wall switch to a certain position. You can always adjust the volume of the music via setting the volume on your smartphone.
The fact that the speaker sits on the ceiling—instead of on the bathroom counter or worse yet, the floor—means that you won’t have to worry about the device getting wet. It’s completely out of harm’s way. Too bad we can’t say the same thing for the smartphone a music-loving teen will likely tote into the bathroom to make the fan sing.
You can find the Bluetooth Bath Fan online and at the Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, True Value Hardware and Orchard Supply Hardware.
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Lisa Montgomery has been writing about home technology for 15 years, with a focus on the impact of electronics on a modern lifestyle.
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