This Potty-trainer toilet Has A Built-in iPad

I’m a believer in the smart home. The web can definitely make household items much better. But is this potty trainer a bit overkill? Is this the message we should be sending our kids, and is it safe?

CTA’s digital 2-in-1 iPotty encourages the habit that we all  do discreetly…taking our phones/tablets into the bathroom.

It’s supposed to allow potty-training children to do some activities while they wait and learn. Those dual purposes just don’t seem symbiotic though.

the ipotty - a potty training toilet with a built-in ipad stand

The smartphone screen is already one of the dirtiest surfaces on earth (at least until smartphone makers install Corning’s new antimicrobial  glass).

Bringing that germy mess into the bathroom- germ city – just brings the cleanliness of your screen into another level of disgusting.

Do you know where that’s been?

Just what germs are found commonly on the toilet seat? —>

Streptococcus (A.K.A Strep), E. Coli, Staphylococcus (A.K.A Staph). All big words for “painful or deadly”.

The presence of those diseases is especially scary because the tots and tikes using this already have weaker immune systems than do adults, meaning they’re more likely to contract one of these deadly diseases, and less prepared to fight them.

Kids these days already spend much of their lives on their iPads, but they haven’t yet developed many of the bad habits we adults practice.

Given the chance to teach kids not to bring electronics into the bathroom, it would be a wise lesson to teach.

At least it has a splash-guard…

Here’s how their Amazon listing describes the iPotty:

  • Comfortable and child-friendly potty with activity stand for iPad (2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation)
  • Adjustable stand securely holds and helps protect iPad while kids play
  • Easy to clean with removable inner potty bowl, potty seat and splashguard
  • Clear touchscreen protector guards against smudges and messy hands
  • 360° Rotating stand easily switches between horizontal and vertical views

 

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Michael Sitver

Michael Sitver is a technology insider who has been blogging about technology since 2011. Along the way, he's interviewed founders of innovative startups, and executives from fortune 500 companies, and he's tried dozens or hundreds of gadgets. Michael has also contributed to works featured in Newsday, The San Francisco Chronicle, and the associated press. Michael also occasionally consults, and writes for Seeking Alpha and Yahoo News.

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