SpinX ($199, S$270) makes it look like your porcelain throne’s gone and got itself the toilet equivalent of a flat-top. But what appears to be an absurdly chunky lid is actually a robot perching atop your toilet, dreading the moment you press one of its buttons. Because when you do, SpinX spends the next 90 seconds jetting away anything you left behind on the seat, while its little robotic arm methodically cleans the entire bowl. “It’s a great time to be alive”, claim the robot’s creators, beaming that they’ll never have to clean a toilet again. SpinX might argue otherwise, while trying to figure out if its arm can somehow reach your smartphone to dial a robot escape helpline.