Japan gets the Floating bathtub disinfectant

by Ally

At first when reading up on this product I thought it was brilliant.  A water disinfectant to float in your bathtub, it’d be great for those that find it gross lying in their own muck.   Personally, I really question how clean my bathtub really is.  However, I soon discovered they weren’t exactly using this little floating bulb for that reason.  You see, this is yet another creation straight from and for Japan.  It’s meant so that after you’re finished soaking in the tub, you can then hop out and allow the next person to use the water.

It actually takes it a couple of minutes to disinfect, so it’s pretty much useless for anyone but those that share bath water.  I am fully aware that it is much more eco-friendly, I just don’t know that I’m quite ready to dive into the green movement that much. The device has a light that will begin blinking as soon as it is done cleaning up the water.  Then the next person can hop in.  It will be available in Japan, as of July 22nd for 3800 Yen or $38.

Source: newlaunches

4 reviews or comments

Al Says: July 7, 2008 at 9:08 am

When I was a kid I had to bath after my older brother, thinking back it was pretty gross, whether this gadget would make it less gross I’m not so sure.

James Says: July 7, 2008 at 9:25 am

You need to understand that the Japanese take baths a very different manner than in the western world.

A Japanese household fills up the bathtub once per night. Family members scrub outside of the bathtub (there’s a drain in the middle of the bathroom floor), and use the tub only for a post-scrub soak.

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