Viteo Garden Shower, Stylish yet pricey
Is it just me or is this the sexiest pool gadget going right now?
The Viteo Garden Shower begins a gentle, meter high shower as soon as you step on it’s white platform a little over four inches high. What’s interesting about it is that instead of water coming down on top of you, it springs up from below, fountain style.
Honored with the iF Product Design Award 2007, the white platform is made from a stainless steel frame base, sturdy UV-resistant ABS plastic white skin and slip-resistant tread. Sandwiched in between are springs which take a light load of about 33 pounds in order to activate the valve which causes water to spray from an inner channel system to 16 fine cone shaped jets. The result is a gentle cone of water from 2 to 4 meters (6ft to 13ft).
Adjusting the water flow can regulate this height. A filter in the connector protects the channel system against impurities. The exterior is easy to clean with a damp cloth and plastic cleaner if necessary.
And while the gushing flow of cold water from your tap may prove rather startling, not nearly as so as the cool $930US price tag.
For about $20 in parts, you could probably make you own (or even buy one of those ringed water sprinklers for about $2) – gorgeous model not included.