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Apple Japan announces, pulls iPotty dock

pic Early Friday morning, the Japanese web site of Apple Computer briefly hosted pages depicting an previously unannounced iPod peripheral called “iPotty” (JPY 104,970, approx. $1000), a beige-and-white electric toilet seat featuring an integrated iPod dock on its right side. Presumably intended only for the domestic Japanese marketplace, iPotty promises to deliver music playback and an “optional scent eliminator” to drown out embarrassing bathroom sounds and smells. Availability is listed at 1-3 weeks, indicating an imminent release.

The pages, which are no longer available online, described an Apple partnership with Japanese toilet seat manufacturer Toto, maker of Japan’s popular Apricot-badged electric toilet seats. Apricot and other Toto seats include heating elements, bidets, motion sensors for automatic lid opening and closing, and in some cases remote controls and deodorizing systems. According to the pages, iPotty will feature an optional remote control to provide easy access to the system’s bidet and other functionality.

Click Read More for a screenshot of the original Japanese main page, as well as a Babelfish-translated English version.

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ACLeroK212, didn’t Microsoft already basically do this joke when they announced XP?

Posted by Lindan in Las Vegas on April 1, 2005 at 8:21 AM (CST)


Hey that’s a great idea.

No foolin.’


Posted by Capnquirky in Shell Pile New Jersey on April 1, 2005 at 8:26 AM (CST)



Admit it!


Posted by Capnquirky in Shell Pile New Jersey on April 1, 2005 at 8:27 AM (CST)


LMAO, nice one ipodlounge!
Happy April Fool’s to everyone!

Posted by M Bargo in Chicago, IL on April 1, 2005 at 9:48 AM (CST)


Oh come on.  You’ve got to be kiddin me.

Posted by LDRiPod in Redondo Beach on April 1, 2005 at 9:50 AM (CST)


I’m not going to admit it. Do you seriously think that anybody who has seen the picture in the buyer’s guide several days before, notices that the cursor is blinking and with such a ridiculous product announement is going to think this is true.

As I said before I was giving people information on why it wasn’t Apple (some people think this) and was actully iPodlounge

Posted by Daveoc64 in UK on April 1, 2005 at 10:00 AM (CST)


I was really looking forward to this review…finally an Apple product for one of my favorite rooms… oh,well..

Posted by Alfalfa in denver on April 1, 2005 at 10:42 AM (CST)


You guys should check out the itreo/ipod combo on cnet, i think that one is even better than this!

Posted by M Bargo in Chicago, IL on April 1, 2005 at 11:17 AM (CST)


Seasons Greetings!

Posted by Nagromme on April 1, 2005 at 11:33 AM (CST)


Haha Dave didn’t get the joke! Hahaha!

Posted by Joshdude in Long Beach, CA on April 1, 2005 at 12:12 PM (CST)


I know the Japanese are toliet crazy but this looks like a blatant April’s Fools joke.

Posted by FallN in New York, NY on April 1, 2005 at 12:34 PM (CST)


HAHAHA! Under the apple logo on the remote it says “1.6 gal!” Thats classic. :D

Posted by Defect on April 1, 2005 at 1:23 PM (CST)


Finally, a product that would have been called the “shiz-nit” for all the right reasons.

Posted by graydawg in none on April 4, 2005 at 3:25 AM (CDT)

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