HotelSpa 7-setting Ultra-Luxury Hand Shower

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I try to maximize my downtime, and that includes the time I spend relaxing in a nice, hot shower. IP Showers recently sent me their HotelSpa 7-setting Ulra-Luxury Hand Shower to try out and review, and after a couple of weeks of use, I’m ready to render my verdict.

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Honestly, it’s a mixed bag. First, there’s six different functions, not the seven advertised, and the “Pause Mode” is nothing but a restricted flow mode that turns the shower flow into a dribble, not an actual “Pause”. The construction is almost entirely plastic, save for the 5ft. stainless steel hose that attaches to the unit. The water flow is pretty low, even at the most powerful setting. The flow is also uneven, wherein the combination settings have half the flow coming out at one angle, and the other half at a lower angle due to flow restrictions. The sole remedy seems to be (as it showed and explained in the instruction sheet) to remove the mandated flow restrictor.

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The polished chrome-look handle in indeed ergonomic and easy to hold, and it does sit securely into the cradle. The cradle is also a matching polished chrome painted plastic, but the collet that attaches to the water spigot arm is a gray, dull plastic. Since out other fixtures in the shower were also polished chrome, this tends to stand out and make the unit look cheap. The upside to that is that this unit is at least half, if not more so, the price than almost every similar product from the major manufacturers on the market today. That’s a small trade off, if you ask me.

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The unit installs with no tools, and comes with a small roll of thread seal tape (or PTFE tape), and both the necessary washers to make installing a breeze. I did it myself in less than 5 minutes. That’s super-easy and simple. So while I would have liked a little more “umphf” out of the shower flow, and it skimps on the promised settings, it’s affordable, easy to install, and comes with a Limited Lifetime Warranty from IP Showers. If you’re in the market for, or curious about, a handheld shower head that won’t break the bank, or a temporary one while you’re in between shower and bathroom remodels you could do much worse.

I received the above product(s) free of charge from IP Showers.  I am not obligated to provide a positive or favorable review, just my honest opinion.  My review is based on my experience with the product and/or brand, which may differ from yours.

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