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Why You'll Love Using a Smart Mirror

· technology,accessories

Smart mirrors are commonly known as cool devices that can answer your questions and provide you with information while brushing your teeth or applying makeup. This article seeks to enlighten you about what a smart mirror is and why having one will be great.

What is a Smart Mirror?

Smart mirrors are high-tech gadgets that feature a digital display behind the glass and connect to your phone via Bluetooth or to the internet via Wi-Fi. This enables the display to showcase information such as the date and time, daily news, weather forecast, and traffic reports. An exciting feature of this is the built-in LED lights that allow you to adjust the color and warmth to provide the best lightning for your satisfaction. You can also play music with it via Bluetooth or make phone calls as well as access the apps on your phone.

However, as the day goes by smart mirrors have now been made with increasingly specific applications ranging from fitness to beauty. For instance, the fitness device Mirror offers workout guidance right on the glass while HiMirror a beauty-focused device can provide personalized information about your skincare and makeup. Others like WOLFBOX are found in cars!

What’s the Cost?

Yes, smart mirrors are much more expensive than your regular old, traditional mirror as your might have guessed, and that’s because they have a computer inside them! 

HiMirror which is a small smart makeup mirror might cost around $120. Others like the fitness-focused Mirror cost up to $1500, and you will find those more expensive like the WOLFBOX, which is built for use in cars.

How Does the Smart Mirror Work?

They have just three simple components – a two-way mirror, a digital display, and a computer. These smart mirrors require light to pass through them from behind the glass to view the display. Hence, it has a two-way mirror, as you'd see in the police station.

The built-in digital display which is a monitor screen or tablet is powered by an internal computer. The computer connects to your home's wireless network or to your phone's Bluetooth allowing for it to display real-time information from the internet.

Features of a Smart Mirror

If you have the desire to build your smart mirror, here are some of the features that can be very helpful for you to add put.

• Touch screen: This will make it possible to interact with your mirror by using your fingers.

• LED lighting: Having a LED light strip around your smart mirror will add nice feature lighting to your room.

• Motion sensor: This will make your smart mirror turn on immediately when entering the room.

• Voice control: With this feature, you will be able to ask your mirror questions and give it commands.

• Facial recognition: This will enable your mirror to detect who is in the room and customize the content to match each person.

Applications of the Smart Mirror 

Smart mirrors can have a variety of uses, depending on the producer. The advantages of getting a smart mirror are outlined here.

The biggest advantage of getting a smart mirror is the ability to display useful information without the need to open the app, or even pick up the phone. A simple look at the mirror and you'll be able to get the information you want. You can even customize your mirror to show anything you desire like the daily newsfeed or the stock prices and for others, a daily quote will suffice.


Photo by Vince Fleming on Unsplash 

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