The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 is just around the corner and Kohler who is famous for its high-end kitchen and bath hardware will once again be displaying new innovations to make your smart home even more luxurious.
And if you love to sing in the shower, one of Kohler’s new innovations will be an improvement in its line of Moxie showerheads with wireless speakers. These built-in speakers are portable, waterproof speakers that pair wirelessly with any device enabled with Bluetooth technology, which is the most seamless way to pipe in high-quality sound into your shower.
With its 2020 line, Kohler is offering a new showerhead with built-in audio from Harman Kardon in several options.
Beginning with a stand alone at $99, which would not be in the showerhead but will be waterproof and tuned to cancel out any water noise, this speaker does use Bluetooth and has its own app for setting up your music choices. Estimates on its battery life are 6 to 7 hours and will charge-up on a cordless charging dock.
Then you can spend $159 for the same speaker but with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant feature added inside and which would integrate with the rest of your Kohler Connect voice-controlled products. An accessory stand comes with both stand alone speakers.
There will be two showerhead options for consumers to choose from which use a magnetic system to dock the speaker right into the middle of the showerhead so you can have your music closer than ever while you shower. The first option is $169 which includes a Bluetooth model or you could get the model which adds Alexa for $229.
All of Kohler’s new Moxie speakers that have Harman Kardon speakers will be available for order this year but there are no specifics on how soon that will be.
Harman Kardon is part of the Harman International Industries and is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. The company manufactures car audio and home equipment and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, USA.
It also has in the past manufactured computer speakers for Toshiba, Acer, Asus, Apple iMacs and Huawei. Harmon Kardon made a pair of transparent spherical speakers which were designed for the Apple G4 Mac Cube and produced from 2000-2001 which are now in the permanent collection of the New York Museum of Art.