Moen’s latest smart faucet ditches the handle – Ed Oswald

Smart home dwellers invariably have a manual backup plan in case their automation tech temporarily fails. Moen doesn’t think that’s necessary: the Smart Faucet with Motion Control the company is showing at CES so completely touchless it doesn’t have a handle.

We reviewed Moen’s original smart faucet (which does have a handle) last April and found the gesture controls very useful. Owners did too: Moen says its research found that users were using the touchless features frequently, in many cases much more than the handle; thus, the aim with this second-generation model was to make the handle unnecessary.

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