Can't Touch This: Tech U Don't Want To Or Have To Touch

Can't Touch This: Tech U Don't Want To Or Have To Touch

Jason Yang
Jan 5, 2012

Now that we've got the song stuck in your head, think about all the applications in your home where touchless automated devices come in handy. Toilet seats, trash cans, soap dispensers, etc. - there's no need to get your hands dirty!

Automatic Trash Can

simplehuman Rectangular Sensor Trash Can, Fingerprint-Proof Brushed Stainless Steel, 40-Liter /10.5-Gallon
$199 with free shipping
We freely admit, there are many other touchless trash cans (such as this iTouchless 13 gallon model for $62.52 with free shipping) available for much cheaper than this model from simplehuman, but it's a proven brand and boy do they look good (hmm, what other company overcharges for a good looking well constructed and working product?). The fingerprint-proof stainless steel body automatically opens and closes, with "multi-sense adaptive sensor technology" that modifies its behavior based on your own.

Automatic Toilet Seat

iTouchless Elongated Touch-Free Sensor Controlled Automatic Toilet Seat
$109.01 with free shipping

No more arguments in the home - at least when it comes to leaving the toilet seat up or down! The lid cover automatically lifts as you approach the toilet and a simple wave of the hand lifts the toilet seat for men to use. Both the lid and seat close automatically when you walk away. Absolutely the best 100 bucks (or so) you can spend for the sanity of your marriage - it's the little things (that piss her mad).

Automatic Soap Dispensers

simplehuman 8-Ounce Sensor Pump
$29.99 with free shipping

Chances are you've got a small hand pump soap dispenser sitting on or built in to your sink. Consider anyone who needs soap to wash their hands has probably touched something pretty gross just beforehand, do you really want to continue to touch that pump handle? This touchless soap dispenser from simplehuman actually looks pretty decent. Simply place your hands under the sensor and you get a nice dollop of soap. It has controls for how much soap/lotion/sanitizer is dispensed as well.

Automatic Faucets

LTTB Touch Free Automatic Sensor Sink Faucet with Temperature Control Handle (Chrome)
$109.99 with free shipping

If touchless faucets are good enough for public restrooms, then they're good enough for our homes. You've just washed up, cleaning your hands thoroughly using soap from the aforementioned automatic soap dispenser and now you're supposed to touch that grimy faucet handle to turn the water off? We don't think so, buddy. Simply walk away and the sensor automatically shuts off, just as it turns on as you start to wash. Magic!

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