The LooMate story

Meet the creators and discover the concept to reality story

The idea

The idea for the LooMate came about by chance due to a broken toilet seat that had been purchased and put into use in the home of the LooMate creators. This damaged toilet was sometimes left up after use but would randomly fall back down… which led to an idea of a unique product:

What if a portable device could be attached to the toilet lid to push the toilet seat over on command?

For generations the toilet seat being left in the ‘up position’ has been, and still is, a very well-known issue between the battle of the sexes – it was therefore envisaged that such a product would be highly sought after.

Concept to reality

Before the product was manufactured, LooMate’s creators consulted with a Patent and Trademark Lawyer to commence Patents as well as Trademark Registering of the LooMate product.  After many weeks of deliberation, LooMate’s creators decided on the name LooMate, because the product is a ‘Mate’ that sticks by your ‘Loo’. Next, a list of all the features the LooMate product should include was created, and this is essentially the LooMate ‘concept to reality’ story, of how a simple idea was transformed into a top-selling product for market.

Having completed the portable detachable version (first version of LooMate), LooMate’s creators will be commencing a newer version of the LooMate patented product (Patent No:US 9,044,122 B2). This future version of LooMate will be ‘permanently built into the toilet lid’ – to once and for all eliminate the age-old problem of toilet seats being left up!

Channel 7 interview


LooMate, the mate everyone will appreciate!

LooMate is PROUDLY AUSTRALIAN OWNED and an idea that began with a chance event. LooMate is now a top selling product for the home or workplace!

Actuating arm

Activated by motion sensor or backup timer to push the toilet seat down.

Motion sensor

Discrete motion sensor detects your hand movement when you flush the toilet, triggering the actuating arm.

Backup timer

After 2 minutes, if a hand movement isn’t detected by the motion sensor the actuating arm is activated to push the seat down.

Tilt switch

LooMate automatically powers off when it’s in a horizontal position, saving power when cleaning.

Buy online

Install a LooMate & solve the toilet seat problem!

LooMate is available through the LooMate online store for $19.95 inc GST (includes p&h within Australia). NZ & USA delivery available.