Wednesday, October 5, 2005

If You Want To Pee In Your SUV

WORCESTERSHIRE, England (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Your SUV may have a lot of cool gadgets, but how about adding this one: The Indipod.

That’s the name of a new inflatable bathroom that plugs into a car’s cigarette lighter and inflates to form a privacy bubble around a 13-inch-high toilet.

The suitcase-sized contraption is the brainchild of two English biomedical engineers who wanted the freedom to “do what comes naturally” on roadtrips without stopping.

Co-creator Barbara May says the Indipod holds up to seven days worth of waste, and she says when it’s cleaned, “A very sweet-smelling blue liquid comes out,” thanks to formaldehyde-based powder sachets in the base unit.

Although it was created with large vehicles in mind, May says the Indipod can also work in a Mini Cooper, but hopes customers realize it provides “convenience over comfort.”

The Indipod retails at $370, and May and Dr. James Shippen – the other crapper creator – are so sure of their product, she says they’re happy to come to the U.S. and give demonstrations “up to the point of decency.”

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