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The AKDY AK-JX-9002 Shower Panel Review

Who said cheap has to be CHEAP… just because something costs 1/2 of what competitors are offering does not mean quality has to suffer. Luckily, this AKDY shower panel is really for anyone who is on a budget (which I’d say a lot of us are, and there’s nothing wrong with it). When I scrolled past it on Amazon, I saw it and thought to myself, “it seems like it’s made of 100% metal, must be expensive”. When I looked closer into it, it was only 100 dollars, which caught me off-guard.

AKDY is a home appliances company that not only does these shower panels but also does fireplaces, kitchen utensils, wine coolers, and much more. So they seem to be jacks of all trades. Here’s what you should expect as I dissect this unit:

  • The most important features that I think you’ll find useful such as building materials, buttons, various streams of water, and anything else of value.
  • With features, it would be important to cover the main advantages that you can experience by using this panel. “What’s in it for you?” that’s what you’ll know in full detail below.
  • Lastly, what things need improvement, and what exact drawbacks are there? Most things on the market aren’t perfect, so it’s important to be 100% transparent and bring them to light.

Features of The AKDY AK-JX-9002 Shower Panel

Without further ado, let’s dive into the primary features this luxury shower tower has to offer.

  • Build Material: At the price point this panel is in, I didn’t expect any real high-quality material. That proved true when I dug into what others have experienced with it. While it may be color and texture as stainless steel, the real material is aluminum. This material is much better than hard plastic, so I gotta give AKDY props for that!
  • Twin Square Water Outlets: I reviewed other units which had small water jets that you could simply adjust. Most have eight, but this one has only two, which are much bigger. These DO NOT move or adjust in any way. Instead, they are built into the entire panel. When you turn the valve to just these two, you’ll get even water pressure going directly at you horizontally.
  • Overhead Titled Rain Head: The design here is a bit strange since most others have an adjustable rain head. Just like with most things this panel has, the top is fixed and not adjustable. With that being said, it’s like that for a reason. There’s a difference between rain and a waterfall shower. While one feels just like rain coming from the sky, the other is concentrated in a smaller area and at a much greater flow rate (kind of like turning on the faucet).
  • Handheld Wand: Most people love handheld wands for showering, so this panel has one. It’s nothing fancy, but it does serve the purpose with its chrome-plated brass shower hose. With that being said, I think this is the weak point of the entire panel (as I’ll explain below). For the price, it’s acceptable.
  • Function Selection: You will notice a square knob located between two square vertically placed body jets. This knob allows you to switch between using the top shower head, the top waterfall function, the handheld wand, or the two body jets located vertically on the panel. No electronics here.


Based on what I mentioned above, let’s talk about what is in it for you. How will you benefit from everything featured here?

  • Price Is GOOD: One of the biggest reasons I decided to review this shower panel was due to the price. When I did research, I compiled a list of at least 15. The most common trend I saw was the 200+ dollar price tag. Once I saw this one by AKDY at half that, I knew I had to look into it further. So if you are comparing different ones, don’t mind excluding some electronics; this thing is for you.
  • More Than Enough Features: This one ties into the price; there are more features with this one panel than even the most luxurious shower head has to offer. Side, top, and handheld showering, all in on package.
  • Upgrades The Look: No matter which type of bathroom you have, a shower panel will greatly improve the overall look. If you are familiar with nice hotels, well, most have these towers installed in their bathroom; they do it for two reasons: Reason one is because, based on what they charge, this type of upgrade is very inexpensive. Reason two, it makes the tenant feel like the price they paid is justified.


So you may be wondering what some drawbacks are, especially after everything that I’ve said about it. There are a few, so I’ll list them down in order.

  • Shower Jets Work Individually: One thing I wish this shower panel did was let you use all 8 shower jets at the same time. Unfortunately, only one at a time can be operated. Which is unfortunate, given how much more enjoyment a user would experience. But I also understand that the water pressure would drop significantly if going through all eight.
  • Temperature Display ONLY Shower Celsius: For some of the western world out there, being able just to read the temperature setting in celsius¬†is an inconvenience since most only know Fahrenheit. An extra button that lets you select between both would be ideal.

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I think you’ll really love this panel; it’s one of many I compared in my main buyer’s guide (find it on this website). As I mentioned the disadvantages, the one talking about rust isn’t guaranteed.

There were only a few incidents when people experienced this, so please don’t assume it will happen to you.

At the price of 100 dollars, there’s not much to lose, given you have multiple features and an excellent return policy in the most credible places online (my personal favorite is Amazon).

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