The Ultimate Indulgence: Bathomatic Bathler 005

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How many times have you slipped into the bathtub, up to your ears in lavender-scented bubbles, only to realize that you forgot to send that last tweet? Now you can stop worrying — and handle all of your pressing social-media commitments in your birthday suit — with the Bathomatic Bathler 005, a super-charged, over-the-top luxurious bath system that’s more Jetsons than mere Jacuzzi. (“Jane! Where’s my Xbox?”) Naturally, it’s got a whisper-quiet whirlpool that sends pulsating water in ergonomic clusters to suit the shape of your body, LEDs and surround-sound speakers stealthily embedded in the Corian tub. More than simply a place for bathing, the 3-by-6-foot BB005 is, like a wonderful evening at Alain Passard’s L’Arpège in Paris, a destination. And one, ahem, that is often shared. Depending on the model you choose, there can be one or more 24-inch HDTV screens that rise from the bathtub’s edges, complete with Internet access and a waterproof touch-keyboard. There are perfumed oils of your choosing that magically infuse the air. And in every model, there is a champagne chiller — because a bubble bath without bubbly would just be wrong. And at $28,000, it ought to be Dom. www.

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