June 03, 2011 by Grant Clauser
Say you’ve upgraded your audio/video system to a home theater; your house has a multiroom audio system, and all your lights and window coverings are integrated into a home automation system. But what about the bathroom?
Yes, your bathroom should feel luxurious and relaxing—and that means more than just having a few jets in the tub or a cushy seat. What could make that morning shower more relaxing than a high-tech shower system that includes your own iPod music and personalized temperature settings? Enter the RainBrain (I just love the name): RainBrain is a new system from Hansgrohe to make a simple shower a high-tech experience.
The system uses a touchpanel to control features like temperature and water spray style. Different family members can store temp prefences, and the warm up routine automatically flushes out cold water before it has a chance to hit your body. It also connects to your portable music player via Bluetooth to provide cleansing tunes.
If you’re worried about your kids, the RainBrain has an anti-scald feature built in so little ones don’t get par boiled.
It’s available in chrome or white.
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Grant Clauser has been covering home electronics for more than 10 years with editorial roles in several consumer and trade magazines. He's done ISF-level damage to hundreds of reviewed products and has had training from THX, the Home Acoustics Alliance, Control4 and Sencore. He's also the author of the book The Trouble with Rivers
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