'Talking' toilet tells users when to flushIt could also remind you to wash your hands

04 July 2007

A 'talking toilet' which tells users when to press the flush is to hit the UK.

It contains a three-minute speech chip with a recorded set of instructions.

The recording could also be used for reminding people to wash their hands - or to play commercials and give details of special offers.

Called the Clean Seat Matic, the device is made in Hungary for a Dutch company.

Paper covered seat

It will be marketed at restaurants, stores and public buildings in the UK and is priced at £600 per unit.

Hans van Reenen of manufacturer Clean Seat Holland said: 'The Clean Seat Matic is the first profit-making toilet that also provides a better experience for the customer. Customers appreciate this service and pay full attention to the messages.'

The firm describes its design as being extra hygienic because the toilet seat is covered in paper which replenishes itself after each use.

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