- We recently tested the Kohler's Moxie shower head.
- The Moxie delivers both on water pressure and audio quality.
If your morning M.O. includes a karaoke session in the shower, you'll need both a showerhead that can deliver optimal pressure and a speaker that can ensure your playlists never sound, well, watered down.
You might assume that to accomplish this, you would need to purchase two devices: a waterproof speaker and a showerhead. That was true until Kohler created a device that does the work of both.
Its Moxie Showerhead (starting at $103.99; amazon.com) features both a showerhead and wireless Bluetooth speaker.
I recently got my hands on one, and it's been one of the best purchases I've made this year.
This sleek product comes with both a top-notch head and a compact, portable speaker that docks into the showerhead. It's easily removable if you want to take your music from the bathroom to any other part of your house.
Installation is simple and is almost like setting up any other showerhead. I spent a minute or two unscrewing my current head and placing sealant tape on the edge of the faucet, and then another few minutes screwing in the new showerhead. The longest part of this setup was giving the Moxie speaker a blast of charge before popping it in. Once that was done, I seamlessly synced up my iPhone to the speaker and began blasting my favorite songs on Spotify.
When I first used the Moxie showerhead and speaker together, I was pleasantly surprised. With 60 angled nozzles to help give users a full-coverage water stream, the showerhead has excellent pressure. The audio quality was even more impressive. Even with the shower going at full blast, songs sounded completely clear. And while some streaming stations played with more clarity than others (Spotify came out on top, while YouTube often was a bit too quiet), playlists never sounded muddled or drowned out by the water flow.
This was a serious upgrade from listening to my morning music blaring out of my iPhone perched on my sink ledge.
The speaker lasts about seven hours on a single charge and is compatible with Bluetooth-enabled devices like smartphones and tablets, which can be up to 32 feet away.
Compared with other Bluetooth shower speaker options out there, the Moxie is a serious contender for a top position. The battery life is long, sounds are clear and it has a more modern aesthetic than most. The major downside is that the Moxie doesn't have volume controls on the actual device. You'll need to set your desired volume on your smart device before you hop into the shower. Bass levels are also a bit understated.
Ranging from $103 to $129, the Moxie isn't the cheapest speaker option out there. But it does help make getting ready for the day a bit more bearable. And that sounds pretty priceless to us.
Note: The price above reflects the retailer's listed price at time of publication.