BioBidet IB835 Review

The BioBidet IB835

BiobBidet’s most expensive offering is an elegant all-in-one unit.  Is it better than their cheaper seat-only counterparts?

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ProsCons
Amazing dryerNot as many features as you'd think for the price
Streamlined appearanceIncluded toilet piece has no special features besides remote flush
Futuristic remote
Kids' mode

First, the basics:

  • This is is an integrated bidet, which means it comes with its own toilet (bowl, tank, etc.).
  • Weighs 90 pounds.
  • It is electric, so you will need access to a power outlet (three pronged).
  • It comes in white only.
  • You will need a phillips-head screwdriver, drill with 3/8″ bit, and an adjustable wrench for installation.
    • You don’t need to be a plumber to install.  Quite easy for those with any experience using tools.
  • A wireless remote controls all functions (including flush).
    • There are buttons on the right side to take care of basic wash features (posterior clean, feminine clean, and STOP) if the remote runs out of batteries on you.
    • Also, a manual flush button is located on the left side so you can flush without electricity.
  • The bidet can be separated from the toilet.
  • Three-year limited manufacturer’s warranty on bidet, two-year limited warranty on the toilet itself.

The features:

 

 

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  • 2 in 1 unique nozzle system 
    • Two nozzles on the same wand.  The rear cleansing nozzle features three holes, and the front wash features eight smaller holes.
    • It should be noted that the nozzle’s position can be adjusted with the remote to suit any user.
    • The water for both washes is aerated (infused with air) to provide a gentler wash while also being more effective.
    • Pressure can be adjusted to five different levels.
  • Oscillating
    • The nozzle moves back and forth, giving a larger cleaning area.
  • Wide cleaning
    • Once again, BioBidet likes to list features twice.  This is the oscillating feature listed again.
  • Pulsating
    • Pulses of water instead of a steady stream.  This can alleviate constipation and can be quite soothing to sufferers of hemorrhoids.
  • Massage cleaning
    • …..Pulsating option listed again under a different name.  It’s beyond me why Biobidet does this.
  • Satisfying posterior cleaning
    • Standard rear cleansing.
  • Soft feminine cleaning
    • It is softer than the rear cleanse.  The eight smaller holes do a good job of making it less intense on this more sensitive area.
  • Bubble infusion
    • This is the aeration I mentioned in the nozzle feature.
  • Nozzle self-clean
    • Before and after each use.  The nozzle will douse itself in water after retracting to completely clean the unit.
  • User controlled continuous warm water
    • No need to wait for hot water or to constantly have a tank heater running.  This is a great system that quickly and effectively heats water for you on demand.
    • Four levels to choose from: OFF, 91° F, 96° F, 102° F
  • Wireless remote with LCD window
    • A very nice remote with responsive touch control.
    • The screen is very cool, as it is a transparent LCD display that lights up with a blue light when being used.
  • Auto Flush 
    • The toilet will automatically flush when the user stands up.
  • Adjustable heated seat
    • Four levels to choose from: OFF, 91° F, 96° F, 102° F
  • Powerful deodorizer
    • An effective fan/activated carbon system that pulls the air in the bowl through an activated carbon filter.  The freshened air is then vented out of a side port.
  • Intelligent body sensor
    • Detects when someone is seated on the toilet, so the bidet won’t activate when curious children or guests decide to push the buttons while not covering the seat.
  • Adjustable warm air dry
    • A strong air dyer with five levels of intensity.
  • Slow closing lid
  • Quick release for easy cleaning

 


The Pros:

  • Best dryer out there.
    • This dryer is extremely powerful and will *gasp* actually dry your rear in a respectable amount of time.
  • Uniform appearance.
    • The reservoir is integrated into the back of the toilet, rather than in a tank the sticks up from the rear.
      • Appears tankless.
    • The bidet fits perfectly onto the toilet.
    • Can finally make you feel like you’re taking care of business in a 21st century appliance instead of a visual update to technology that’s hundreds of years old (FYI, the flushing toilet was invented in 1596!).
  • The remote impresses with display and responsiveness.
    • Quite futuristic with the transparent LCD display.
    • Not finicky about button presses.
  • An unlisted “kids” feature.
    • Goes through a whole cleansing process.  An oscillating rear spray at lower pressure and then a drying cycle.
  • A three-year manufacturer’s warranty.
    • Nice to know you’ll be protected should anything go FUBAR with your unit.

 


The Cons:

  • Missed feature opportunities.
    • With a all-in-one design, you would think BioBidet would utilize the toilet section for more than just a remote-operated flush.
    • A UV light in the bowl would be nice to kill lingering viruses and bacteria.
    • A night-light also seems like a easily added feature that is on a few cheaper bidet-seat models.
    • A bowl pre-mist would be nice, as offered by the TOTO C100.
  • This is a common complaint of mine with BioBidet, but they have a truly weird Amazon presence.  I found their list of features misleading as some singular features were mentioned twice by two different names.  This may or may not be intentional (I’d wager it was just along the lines of a typo), just a small gripe which might confuse your average consumer (it certainly confused me!).

Final Thoughts:

What truly sets this toilet-bidet combo apart from the more common bidet-seats, is its striking good looks.  The low-profile, tankless appearance is guaranteed to garner some compliments.  Further, the remote compliments the toilet very nicely and is quite user-friendly; perfect for those with lower mobility.  The features list is pretty packed, and the dryer is one of the best, but other than that, there isn’t really anything you couldn’t find on a cheaper, premium bidet-seat. Also, it seems BioBidet missed a couple opportunities to capitalize on the integrated toilet, with features that some of their competitors.  If you value appearance and convenience, this is a great buy.  If you’re looking for any and every feature under the sun, you might want to explore some other options.

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