I am quite sure you can deduce what the Washlet is by the picture, and if that isn’t enough… read the title again. Got it? Good. It’s a bidet. I am quite sure you have probably never used one, and if you have they probably seem like the strangest thing ever. I ran across this picture through explore on Flickr tonight and had to check the link to the washlet site, it said it would make me smile and it did. I mean, what’s not too like?
The Washlet site is awesome. In fact, it’s probably one of the best sites I have seen. It’s simple, clear and very usable; and quite easily one of the best uses of Flash and Flash video I have seen. Ever. It’s an excellent example of a website that is developed precisely considering what the purpose of the site serves, what information needs to conveyed, and carefully considered implementation, it illustrates the best way to get that information to the user in a way that everyone will be able to relate to and understand.
I don’t know if it’s enough to make me run out and try it, then buy it – but it’s a nice site. I just can’t see me letting my kids anywhere near this thing. It would wind up being a bathroom sprinkler….