I'm not a germophobe, but I am incredibly lazy. And a kit that retrofits my standard toilet with a touchless, auto-flush mechanism means no more bending over! No more holding the handle down! No more jiggling it to make sure the water stops running under penalty of girlfriend wrath!
Kohler's Touchless Toilet Flush Kit will turn almost any toilet into the kind that keeps your hands clean and your back in the full upright and locked position. You will have to wave your hand over a sensor to activate the flush, but that's kind of like using a magic wand, and will give you the opportunity to yell banishment proclamations at your pee and poo, so it's OK.
Kohler says the touchless flush kit is easy to install, and takes only 10 to 20 minutes (i.e., half the time you end up sitting on the toilet after eating Taco Bell.) Its sensor device sits inside a small black module that mounts to your toilet tank high above the waterline. A chain then connects a flush actuating wheel to the flush valve, and the sensor projects an electromagnetic field through the lid, plus another 2" to 3” above the toilet. It is this area where you'll wave your hand to activate a flush. (Kohler says they've kept the sensor range tight on purpose to preclude accidental flushes.)
The Touchless Toilet Flush Kit comes with all components needed for installation and use, including the 4 x AA batteries it uses to power the sensor. Each set of batteries should be good for 6 to 12 months of flushes, depending on how many times nature calls in your house. A low battery indicator beeps with each flush when replacement is needed.