In this post I’ll cover – as of this writing – the
7 5 Neo bidet attachment models from Luxe Bidet: the MB110 (discontinued), Neo 110, Neo 120, Neo 180, Neo 185, Neo 250 (discontinued), and Neo 320. With 2 models being discontinued the list still seems overwhelming. Stay tuned and you’ll see how quickly we whittle it down to arrive at a final selection.
From the entry-level
MB110 Neo 110 to the high-end Neo 320, these appliances are known in the trade as “attachments”. That means they are not full stand-alone bidets and don’t even replace your existing toilet seat. They attach underneath it, hence the name.
As a result, they lack some of the features that bidet buyers often want – such as a heated seat, or a warm air dryer, a deodorizer or individual preferences retention, to cite just some examples. On the other hand, an attachment is the ultimate in simplicity in installation and use. Also, you generally save a lot of money with these simpler devices.
For those of you who don’t have the time to dive into the details below, here’s a TL;DR summarising the key purchasing criteria. As you can see in the decision tree below, choosing the right Luxe Bidet attachment essentially comes down to three simple questions.
So, with that intro done, let’s dive into the details.
Neo 110 = Entry-Level Model
This minimal but powerful bidet is great for those who want a straightforward cleaning experience and an affordable product. The Neo 110 only has one nozzle setting. The bidet has no self-clean mode, but there is a nozzle guard gate that protects the nozzle and keeps it sanitary.
The Neo 110 uses a metal braided hose, and its valves have a metal/ceramic core, just like your bathroom faucet.The bidet has a knob that lets you set any of four pressure levels.
Neo 120 = Neo 110 + Nozzle Self-Clean Mode
The next step up is the Neo 120. That step up is a real boost. This model offers all the foregoing features of the Neo 110 but adds a second knob to allow you to select a posterior wash or nozzle cleaning.
The unit sprays water over the wand tip after use (at your command), in order to lessen the need to do so manually. There may still be times you want to spray with a little bleach-based cleanser and give a short scrub with an old toothbrush, but this will make those times much less frequent. The price is a bare few dollars more than the Neo 110. Life is looking better every minute 🙂
Neo 180 = Neo 120 With Dual Nozzle System
Once again, as we increase the model number we see a corresponding increase in function. Sadly, that’s not always true for bathroom products in general. Here, the Neo 180 – is much like the Neo 120 but doubles the number of nozzles.
That second nozzle provides for a feminine wash feature, in addition to the usual posterior cleansing option. Both nozzles retract when not in use. There’s about a $10 jump in the price above the Neo 120, but that one feature alone will more than justify the increase for a large percentage of buyers.
The self-cleaning ability is extended to both wands/nozzles. There’s still a moveable nozzle guard gate to amplify hygiene and make maintenance easier. There is the same high quality steel-braid connection hose. However, the pressure knob has been replaced with a pressure control lever.
Neo 185 = Neo 180 With Water Pressure Dial
The Neo 180 and Neo 185 are the same unit. The only difference is that the Neo 185 has a large dial for the pressure adjustment control, while the Neo 180’s uses a moveable lever to adjust the water pressure. The lever on the Neo 180 is lifted up while the dial on the Neo 185 is turned to the right to increase water pressure to the bidet.
Neo 320 = Neo 180 + Warm Water Connection
Continuing the trend, the Neo 320 represents yet another step up in function from its cousins with lower model numbers. The big addition here is the inclusion of a hot water connection, a definite must-have for a lot of buyers, yours truly included.
Here, that big oval lever we saw on the Neo 180 is used first and foremost for a temperature adjustment control. That same control is also used for pressure adjustment, as on the Neo 180. You press down, then twist. A little tricky to master at first, but not particularly stiff or difficult.
The cold water connection hose is the same steel-braid as used elsewhere. But the hot water flows inside a polyurethane hose that’s durable and very flexible. Yet, it has a metal connector for a secure fit.
At the same time, the Neo 320 doesn’t sacrifice functionality for women. It has the self-cleaning dual nozzle arrangement found on the Neo 180/185. So, you get the options for feminine wash and posterior cleansing.
Keep in mind that you will need to connect the Neo 320 to your sink’s hot water supply. This is because the device isn’t electric and won’t be capable of heating up the water on its own. The warm water hose is 10-foot, so you’ll need to make sure that it can reach your sink from your toilet. If this isn’t long enough for your specific bathroom, you may need to find another model or purchase a longer hose.
Neo Plus Series
Luxe Bidet recently added a new series of attachments to its bidet range: the NEO Plus Series. It includes the Neo 120 Plus, Neo 185 Plus and Neo 320 Plus. The NEO Plus bidets offer the same functionality as their classic equivalents.
So, what’s different? The Plus models come with an improved self-cleaning mode. It flushes debris off not only the bidet nozzles, but also the guard gate as well, giving your bidet a 360° thorough clean.
They also got a complete redesign. The new design allows you to do a simple slide-in installation. It’s no longer required to fully remove the toilet seat. You only have to loosen the seat by unscrewing the nuts just enough so that you can slide-in the U-shaped adjustment plates.
The new design also allows you to flip the bidet up and out of the way for direct access to the toilet bowl and nozzles making your bidet and toilet more easier to clean.
Which Model To Choose?
The warm water feature of the Neo 320 makes this the only model I personally would even consider. There’s nothing wrong with the other models. The materials are durable and precisely made. The controls are simple and easy to operate. The pressure is adequate or better. But in a place where winters can produce water from the tap that is uncomfortable on the hands, I’m not inclined to let it touch even more sensitive parts 🙂
So, for my money, there’s really only one option: the Luxe Bidet Neo 320 (or the Neo 320 Plus). If you’re on a very tight budget or live in a climate with mild winters, you might very well find one of the lower-end cold-water models perfectly satisfactory.
I would’ve preferred separate pressure and temperature controls. Especially when operating the bidet in the dark, even more so at night when you’re a little sleepy, it can be tricky to change one and not the other. Still, that’s a minor consideration.
Overall, you get a lot for your money with the Neo 320 – and it’s really not that much money for this kind of product anyway. For an appliance that is designed to (and probably will) last for years that’s money well spent. And with thousands (!) of verified Amazon customers rating this bidet attachment the maximum score you really can’t go wrong.