By Rob Beschizza at 9:36 am Thu, Oct 1, 2009
Skymall's Travel Bidet--lavender, daisy-garlanded design and continental name notwithstanding--is a portable arse-cleaning kit. The only thing it lacks is a USB connection!
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Sanicare Travel Bidet [Skymall via RGS]
Cool! It doubles as a water pick!
Aside from the fact that it looks like a syringe this device has some potential of becoming more messy for the user. I wouldn’t let that thing anywhere my A$$. I mean, if I need “it” feeling squeaky clean and moist, I would use some wet wipes.
Basically $45 for a fancy spray bottle? But please don’t pooh-pooh the bidet– a Swash is still one bad-ass gadget:
You can probably get similar functionality from a lab wash bottle. You’d just have to do some cutting or searching to make/find one with an upward pointing spout instead of downward.
#3, at $800 that thing could easily cost 3 or 4 times as much money as the toilet it’s mounted to.
A luxury item to be sure.
Unfortunately, this would be seized by TSA if you’re traveling by airplane.
I’d buy a bidet — a real, permanent washlet for my toilet — in a hot second if they weren’t so bloody expensive here in the States.
Bidets come standard in my condo bldg. (arlington, va). It’s odd. I have taken a liking to them.
I can see a camping use here, having just spent three days at a VW campout in Jerome with nasty portapotties and a ‘touch of the runs’…
Ha, i have one, had it for 2 yrs… it rocks!!!
I’ve actually thought of buying one of these. They are a lot cheaper if you look elsewhere than SkyMall, like on Sanicare’s Web site. I have a bidet toilet seat from Sanicare and it is really hard to live without when I travel.
Some who have never used one may think it silly, frivolous, or just disgusting- but once you have used one for any length of time, you won’t want to go back.
They are environmentally friendly too, especially when coupled to a modern low-water-use toilet. Of course it varies by individual- but you could save 1-2 or more rolls of toilet paper a week, along with extra water if you need to double-flush. You also save the water and resources necessary at the sewage treatment plant (or in your septic system) to process the extra TP.
I hate to say it, but my travel bidet is a water cup, the same one that gets “sanitized” and put back in your hotel room. It seems to me the problem with most any bidet that involves a tube is cleaning; you probably need a lab brush to properly clean this every time, and you really don’t want to put it in your bag dirty.
It’s true: once you have a genuinely clean arsehole, you never want to go back.
I bought one of these a few years ago, and it’s awesome (plus, it’s less than a hundred bucks, so you can have a fresh bottom at stinky butt prices…).
The only drawback is that it makes a hissing noise, so everyone knows when you use it (but we live in a townhouse where the plumbing’s kind of noisy, so they also know when we brush our teeth and flush).
I bought a washlet here in Japan because my wife (Japanese) liked them. Now I’m wondering what I’m going to do when we move back to the states.
I don’t want to poop with anything else.
Once you get used to spraying, you never want to go back to wiping!
“He doesn’t know how to use the three seashells!”
check out the portable oral irragator by Panasonic. I own one and using the thing is the equivalent to a small pressure washer. I would never have thought to try it out on my privates!:/ Great idea with the new fawcet design. maybe I will buy an after market fawcet.
Thad E Ginataom
#16 â€“ 12:48 PM October 3, 2009
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