Okay, we’re beginning to see a pattern here. Not too long ago, we wrote about the Moen SmartSense touchless faucet that a user can operate in three ways. And we’ve written about Delta Faucet’s Touch2O Technology that allows a user to start and stop the flow of water with a simple tap anywhere on the faucet spout or handle. Here comes another introduction—this time by KWC, the high-quality Swiss brand.
I typically like European faucets; their designs are hip and stylish and the quality is first-rate. But KWC’s ONO touch light Pro leaves me puzzled. To operate the faucet, a home owner uses a portable wireless touch-operated control that can be positioned virtually anywhere near the kitchen faucet. “The cylindrically shaped device fits comfortably in the palm of your hand, making it easy to operate and convenient to choose one of three, user-programmed, preset temperatures, each with a 100 percent flow rate (1.8 gallons per minute, maximum),” the company’s release states proudly. “Simply touch the device once for the cold temperature, twice for the warm setting and three times for the pre-designated hot temperature.”
And for good measure, the device has a colored light ring that lets the user know the temperature that he or she has selected: blue indicates cold; orange, warm; and red…well, I’ll assume you know what red means.
Very cool, right? But seriously, a remote control faucet! I would still need to walk over to the sink so what’s the point. Plus the remote is relatively small, so if my manual dexterity is limited, the last thing I’m going to want is an even smaller device to manipulate. Let’s not even talk about using it with wet hands. The bottom line is that this product has a cool design, but the Delta that you can operate with your elbow is a more useful product.