articulated shower head and/or remote mixing unit

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    A couple of weird product inquiries: 1) A shower head that's on a long (say, three feet) articulated arm, or semi-rigid gooseneck? I don't mean a flexible hose like a handheld, more like what you'd see on a lamp: http://tinyurl.com/omr4aqp or articulated like this Kohler faucet: http://tinyurl.com/k428b4p

    Closest I've found is this Waterpik: http://tinyurl.com/kn5mccc But it's overall a bit short, and more than a bit ugly. I could mount it on some non-flexible extension to increase the length, but I have a feeling the resulting Frankenstein would be even less visually appealing.

    2) A "remote" mixing unit? I.e., one where the shower mixer is buried wherever, and is controlled remotely by a wired or wireless interface. There seem to be a lot of hits in the U.K., but not much here in the U.S. https://www.google.com/#q=remote shower mixer

    Application: I've got a "walk through" shower, which is basically hallway. For design reasons I won't bore you with, mounting the shower head or mixer controls through the walls is a no-go. So I'd like to have the shower head coming down from the ~8-9' ceiling, and mounted such that it can be pushed up out of the way. The controls could be free standing, or stuck to something with a magnet.

    Before anyone asks: I dislike rain showers, as I have gotten used to a high-efficiency "standard" angled head that lets me get a back massage without having to submerge my head, and which uses very little water... Allowing me to stand there for long periods and do creative thinking about how to build the world's least standard shower.
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    Thanks for the replies. I'd seen the Delta before - I wonder if I could daisy-chain a bunch of them together. Certainly cheap enough to just try it and see. My other thought was maybe to buy a non-shower-related articulated friction joint arm, maybe a medical device or something, and run a standard handheld shower hose along it.

    That Grohe looks pretty cool, though! And the specs say the heads rotate 360deg. I'll have to check the dimensions against my design.

    Weirdly, there was a previous reply by a "johnfrwhipple" that seems to have disappeared. He suggested a UK company called Hudson Reed for the remote digital mixer. Anyway, thanks, John. I hadn't yet dug into the UK links I found, suspecting that there would be some regulatory/standards-based reason why their products weren't sold here.

    More on digital mixers: Kohler has a product http://www.us.kohler.com/us/DTV-dig...tting/productDetail/Shower-Faucets/428394.htm
    As does Armstrong http://tinyurl.com/kesnx2j The Kohler, as expected, ain't cheap.

    I'm sort of surprised there isn't more of this stuff in the U.S. It's super cool.
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    Freehander video.

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