Toilet training goes digital with the launch of 'iPotty'

The plastic potty comes with a stand for an Apple iPad, and is designed to keep reluctant children sitting on it for as long as possible.

One of the wackiest gadgets on show at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week is the iPotty - a hi-tech new spin on toilet training.

The plastic potty comes with a stand for an Apple iPad, and is designed to keep reluctant children sitting on it for as long as possible.

The iPotty, made by CTA Digital, does not have a paired app - instead, toddlers are expected to entertain themselves using games and apps on iPad.

There are also various potty-training apps already available on iPad.



The $40 gadget comes with a splash-guard sheet to protect the iPad.

It will go on sale in America in March via Amazon.com.

"It's novel to a lot of people but we've gotten great feedback from parents who think it'd be great for training," said Camilo Gallardo of makers CTA Digital in an interview with Associated Press.