Japanese tech firm Strapya has come up with the latest in home technology: A remote controlled toilet . The new $16 “Remote Control Japanese Style Toilet” is a toilet-shaped , standard sized remote control car designed for driving small items such as soda cans around a house. Manufacturer Strapya recommends that users don't use the miniature remote controlled toilet to actually take care of any bodily functions, and to use it as a novelty item instead. As Strapya's English-language ad copy puts it, “It's probably best not to do your business in this […] It's actually designed for fun, and probably would not be a very ideal place for you to do your business. Just a thought.” The remote control toilet lacks a drain.
These things being what they are, tech blog Technabob also points out that there are very cute YouTube videos of the remote control toilet driving around . Fast Company and Co.Design have also featured more conventional design coming out of Japan recently--check out these recent pieces on up-and-coming design firms , and boutique barcode maker D-Barcode .