Moen’s Magnetic Docking System Will Change the Way You Bathe

(Bloomberg Businessweek) -- Anyone who’s ever gotten a spray to the face while putting a hand-held shower in its cradle will relish the magnetic dock of Moen’s Engage hand shower, which makes it easy to replace one-handed—or eyes-closed. It has quality finishes (chrome, pictured, or spot-resistant brushed nickel) and six settings on a 5.5-inch-diameter head, which combine to bring high function to the indulgence of bathing—for $100.

The Competition

The Delta In2ition five-setting, two-in-one shower (from $253.25) also uses a magnet, but the hardware combining the hand shower with a fixed head makes for a fussy experience.

Culligan’s $74.99 hand-held shower with a magnetic base has a chlorine, rust, and scale filter—which needs replacing every six months.

• A multisetting Waterpik shower ($79.99) lets you adjust the head height using a magnet, but docking still involves a traditional bracket.

The Case

At this price point, what sets the Moen apart is its convenience. To rinse suds from a tot’s hair or angle underneath a dog’s belly, the Engage offers much-needed simplicity with push-button water-flow changes, a very flexible hose, and a wide head. An optional remote dock ($23.35) makes it even easier to enjoy a seated shower or grab that rambunctious puppy when she makes a run for it. $100; moen.com

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