The SmartNūdge: A Stick-On Toilet Lid Device That Automatically Lowers The Seat After Use

November 29, 2018

This is the Kickstarter campaign for the SmartNūdge, a small four AA battery powered device that attaches to a toilet lid via adhesive tape and, 90 seconds after a toilet seat is lifted and presses its button, flicks the toilet seat back down again. Take longer than 90 seconds to pee? 1) See a doctor and 2) you're gonna make a mess. Alternatively, just never put the toilet seat up. Unfortunately, if you don't already own one of those fancy slow-lowering toilet seats, then about 60 seconds after you're out of the bathroom and done not washing your hands you're going to hear the toilet seat come crashing down like a gunshot. Still, a small price to pay to not get murdered in your sleep by your wife or girlfriend. "Thank God he only pees sitting down." Awwww, thanks honey!

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Thanks to Stacey O, who agrees the key to maintaining a healthy relationship is not giving the other person anything to blame or hate you for.

  • heretikeen

    So I'm the only one baffled by Americans still pissing all over the bathroom by not sitting down and being proud of it? Okay.

  • Sean

    What a complete waste of time, money, and effort.

  • Bling Nye

    This is fucking dumb.

    It only puts the seat down, not the lid?

    Fun fact, the toilet's flushing action aerosolizes the water and lifts shit, literally, into the air. If you have your tooth brush on the counter, and you never put the lid down to flush, GODDAMNGUARANTEED you're brushing your teeth with shit particles.

    This is why norovirus is so commonly spread among household members, the viral particles shed in the billions in a sick person's vomit and diarrhea will get aerosolized every time the toilet is flushed, float around and land on everything in the bathroom. The viral particles survive for days and it only takes like 8-12 viral particles to make you sick.

    Put not just the seat down, but put the fucking lid down every goddamn time before you flush you filthy fucking heathens.


  • Tigerh8r

    Yeah, that's a good thought, but unless you have an air-tight space toilet putting the lid down probably doesn't help that much. Experiments have found fecal coliform on toothbrushes that were shielded and stored in a drawer.

  • Bling Nye

    It helps a lot in reducing the radius and magnitude of spread, and as for a toothbrush being in a drawer and still having fecal coliforms, that can be attributed to transfer of contamination via hands and contact with other surfaces; I'm curious what studies you're citing if you have any links.

    Putting the lid down won't keep it from getting out, but it'll sure keep it from spreading as far and wide.

  • Tigerh8r

    Idon't feel like trying to look up a random article I read a while back, but it pointed out (as you did) that the particles get airborne when you flush, and toliets have gaps between the lid, seat, and bowl, and even with the lid down the stuff gets spread all over your bathroom, and everything is contaminated.

    If you have more knowledge on the subject than some random article you barely remember then I absolutely bow to your expertise. ;)

  • Bling Nye

    "... flushed a toilet seeded with fecal suspensions of Clostridium difficile. Settle plates were placed near the toilet and air was sampled at seat height, flush handle height, and midway in-between, with the toilet lid both up and down. Settle plates showed widespread dissemination of large droplets with the lid up but not with the lid down. C difficile was recovered from air sampled at heights up to 25 cm above the toilet seat and up to 90 minutes after flushing, at concentrations 12-fold greater with the lid up than with the lid down. They concluded that lidless conventional toilets increase the risk of C difficile environmental contamination and thus discouraged their use." - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.go...

    This article is a review of existing literature of studies already done on the topic of toilet plumes and infectious disease transmission risk. The risk is real, and the lid down prior to flush really does make a significant difference.

  • The_Wretched

    My tooth brush is more than 6 feet away from the toilet. It's also shielded but yes.

  • Closet Nerd

    What about the weirdos that stand up to wipe their ass?
    They're gonna drop some TP with brown mash on it right on top of the lid...

  • Douchy McDouche

    This is clearly an attempt by feminists to diminish men's dominance by making them pee sitting down. #notmytoilet

  • MaidoMaido

    why the hell doesn't it close the lid instead?

  • This is not the solution for this problem. I'm not paying $50+ to worry about this unsticking and falling in piss water, or slamming my dick in the seat. This is garbage, end of story.

  • 90 second I guess is a long time, but I really don't need the anxiety of worrying I'm going to get packed like a Dikembe Mutombo Geico commercial.

    Plus the "early bird" price is $49??!? They think they are going to sell this almost entirely useless product for more $50? That's 3 30-packs of natty light, son! That's drunk money for weeks, if not hours!

  • PUNX

    what about the good ol' fashion kick it down method, that cost nothing.

  • Durosity

    I really do get annoyed by people (mostly women) complaining about this. Put it down your damned self.. if you need a man to do it for you then you’re setting back equal rights 50 years.

  • What is dumb af is whining about "I almost fell in!". Like... wtf? Are you serious? I may be a man, but I don't shit standing up. How do you not look before you sit? Just use your eyes and don't be a dumb dumb.

  • Wooder

    So if your throwing up and the seat is up then the toilet will hook your neck with the seat and then you die a slow and shameful death.
    Seat 1 You 0

  • GeneralDisorder

    Or if you have trouble pissing with robots watching you're gonna get your dick whacked.

    Honestly, how fucking hard is it to look before you sit?

  • Bling Nye

    Arguably, if you buy this, you deserve that.

  • Eric Ord

    This is more sanitary than Meh's method, which involves his mouth and begging and just generally annoying people and being completely powerless.

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