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With smartphones and smart TVs running the world, we suppose the next natural progression would be smart toilets, right? Erm, not so much. Urinals are sort of the last leg of peace in modern man's life and it seems a bit intrusive to have ads playing while you're trying to take a leak. Turns out, we don't really have a choice in the matter — at least not if Mr.Friendly has anything to say about it. A Dutch company (Mr.Friendly) has created a smart urinal that literally detects when you start, well, releasing urine before they begin running an ad. They're motto? It's pretty catchy, albeit pretty creepy — "guaranteed to capture 40 seconds of a gentleman’s attention." Sounds a lot like like, "there's nowhere to run" but, hey! Who are we to judge?
Gister ging ik naar café de groene vlinder. Het urinoir kon toevallig geen verbinding maken met https://t.co/6SUZZ599Cw. Word ik hier nou gefilmd of is het alleen een sensor? pic.twitter.com/uABw2Ot3GK— Julian Aijal👁🗨 (@Jaijal) December 7, 2017
As per the Mr.Friendly website, there's a couple of features to be highlighted when it comes to this new wave toilet experience:
Mr.Friendly works based on a built-in media player. Communicate with your customers in a unique way!
Waterless means friendly to the environment. No more waste and expensive water bills.
A special, antibacterial finish prevents bacteria from taking hold and thriving. The absence of the flushing rim prevents bacteria from settling in.
Mr.Friendly is waterless. Save money on your water bills.
Mr.Friendly is equipped with an innovative odor trap. A special liquid seals the drain airtight.
Mr.Friendly is easy to maintain. The absence of a flushing rim makes it easy to clean.
The design has been cleverly thought out. The generous dimensions ensure there are no spatters, leaving the floor clean.
Mr.Friendly is available with multi-functionality and in different colors.
Remotely manage the media you display on the urinal, hassle-free, with no need for USB sticks. Enjoy a professional, cloud-based experience that you control yourself.
To find out more about Mr.Friendly, head over to their official website. Who knows? Maybe someone special in your life would love an ad spewing toilet for the holidays. We can definitely think of worse things for a toilet to spew.
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