There are robots to mow the lawn, weed the garden, shovel snow, and fix cocktails, but nobody thought of inventing one to do the single worst chore on the planet ⏤ cleaning toilets. So why doesn’t a crapper-cleaning robot exist? It’s a gourd-scratcher for sure. But also, thankfully, no longer worth worrying about because SpinX, a fully autonomous toilet-cleaning robot, is here. The gizmo just got funded on Kickstarter and should be cleaning latrines by next summer.
Invented by a husband-and-wife team with four kids who, like everybody else, hate cleaning the john, SpinX is as much a robot as it is a self-cleaning toilet seat. It fits on any standard bowl and features a rotating brush that drops out of a hidden compartment when activated. It then uses a smart sensor to scan the toilet’s shape before injecting the soap and getting after the scrubbing. From there, tiny soap/water jets spray down the seat and compressed air blowers dry it off. The SpinX’s scrub brush, which is self-sanitizing and drying, retreats into the seat compartment when finished. The whole thing reportedly takes less than two minutes, and no gloves are required. It gets 30 cleanings on a single battery charge and 50 on three balls of soap.
Now the big question, how much is it worth to never clean the toilet again? If you said $200, then you’re in business — that’s what SpinX is currently selling for. Of course, it will eventually retail for $350. You can pre-order online for an estimated July 2018 delivery.