CES 2018: Kohler's New Sensate Kitchen Sink Faucet and DTV+ Shower System Will Support HomeKit

Kohler at CES 2018 this week has introduced a collection of new smart kitchen and bath products based on its new Kohler Konnect platform, which itself is based on Microsoft's Azure internet-of-things cloud solutions.


A spokeswoman for Kohler told MacRumors that its Sensate touchless kitchen faucet and DTV+ shower system will be the first of the Kohler Konnect products to support Apple's HomeKit platform for smart home accessories.

Kohler's Sensate faucet allows you to turn the water on and off or dispense water to a measured volume, such as an eight-ounce cup or a large pot, with simple voice commands or touch-free motion-based interactions.

The faucet also monitors your water usage and lets you track the consumption using an upcoming Kohler Konnect companion app.

Meanwhile, the DTV+ showering system enables homeowners to create and automate personalized showering experiences. The Kohler Konnect app allows you to, for example, create and manage presets for sound, water, steam, and lighting.


With an optional bridge, you can use voice commands to access those presets, or use the system's wall-mounted interface, to adjust water temperature, and control shower heads, music, lighting, steam, and shower duration.

HomeKit compatibility should enable both products to be controllable with Siri or Apple's Home app for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch.

Kohler's other new smart home products integrated with its Kohler Konnect platform include its Verdera mirror with built-in Amazon Alexa, Numi intelligent toilet, PureWarmth toilet seat, and PerfectFill technology for bathtubs.

Kohler said the Verdera mirror with Amazon Alexa will be available for purchase from March 2018 in the United States. The other new Kohler Konnect products are planned for release later this year. Pricing has not been disclosed.

The Home Depot sells Kohler's existing Sensate faucet and DTV+ shower system sans Konnect for $523 and $794 respectively in the United States.



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8 months ago

I can't be bothered to turn on the sink by hand..

"Hey Siri, fill up this glass of water for me."


"Sure, MgMusicMan. Here's what I found on the web about filling a glass with water." :D
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8 months ago
It seems like manufacturers are coming up with ways to use HomeKit for everything but the kitchen si..........oh damn.
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8 months ago
1. Get into argument with your spouse
2. While walking by bathroom - "Hey Siri, set shower temperature to 40 degrees Fahrenheit"
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8 months ago
I can easily imagine a physically disabled person using a voice command to activate and set the temperature of a shower/bath. Otherwise this technology is just a waste for the average person; even one with money to burn.
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8 months ago
I can't be bothered to turn on the sink by hand..

"Hey Siri, fill up this glass of water for me."
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8 months ago
I can see the bath/shower but I don’t understand why I’d want that for my kitchen sink.
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8 months ago

Especially if Apple make one! Like my AW2 the response time to get water gets slower with every firmware update


Starting with waterOS 10.3, Apple made an intentional decision to slow down water delivery due to the fact that older hot water heaters have a degraded capacity to meet high-demand hot water requirements, which otherwise may result in unexpected cold showers. If you purchase a new hot water heater through the AppleHomeCare+ replacement program, you'll find that your faucet water will run fast again.
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8 months ago
I mean....come on now. :rolleyes:
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8 months ago

Maybe for the bath/shower, but there have been knee/foot operated faucets for years, and in the UK my parents have installed numerous showers with a remote control unit so you can start/stop/set the temp from outside the shower.

This might be a sweeping statement, but if someone is so disabled that they can't turn the bath/shower on or off then they probably aren't living alone anyway and will need assistance getting in/out of said bath/shower?


People are using automation more and more.
Many said the iPad didn’t have a place.
Many said I can turn on a light.

I myself thought the best thermostat was a joke. Then the first winter season we used 230 less gallons and over the last 4 years our usage is less and less.

This will have a place of course at a premium.

Carrying a hot pot and needing to add water.
Kids getting a drink.
People with arthritis
Disabled family member coming to visit, elder parents home this is an easy install.
I thought it was ridiculous but stepped back and though about it and saw a lot of uses and conveniences.

Knee and floor buttons, how does the installation and materials cost compared to this.
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8 months ago

A kitchen faucet should work for decades. This one will be obsolete in a minute.


Especially if Apple make one! Like my AW2 the response time to get water gets slower with every firmware update
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