Sonny is a portable bidet. And yes, it’s designed for that. You’d be forgiven if you mistook it for another shiny gadget, say, a home security system or a voice assistant. The compact tool looks like a contemporary piece of tech, except it’s a mostly analog pack-and-go bum cleaner.
Sonny’s founders worked with the industrial design studio Box Clever, to design a sleek, cylindrical object that’s meant to look like an ambiguous tool. But it actually has a highly-specialized use, which the company describes as a “personal micro-shower.” Yep.
The bidet has an interior water chamber that’s removable and refillable. There’s a retractable nozzle that when extended can shoot a splash of water like a high-powered spray bottle on a low or high pressure setting. With the slide of a button, the antibacterial nozzle slips back inside the cylinder that’s coated in a metallic finish.
Sonny’s founders believe that a handsome, portable bidet could cut down on toilet paper waste, of which there is, admittedly, a lot (on average, toilet paper production requires cutting down 15 million trees a year). And indeed, the bidet does look nice, as far as these things go.
Whether you’ve been in the market for a portable bidet for a while (hey, you never know) or just are weirdly curious, you can back the project on Indigogo starting today.