Touchscreen Smart Mirror: Cool but Useless


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A team of students from the University of Waterloo has recently designed a touchscreen mirror that may look pretty cool at first glance, but is probably not going to be very useful in real-world applications. I know that I couldn’t spend more than one minute reading from that thing. The reflection from the mirror makes the task far too difficult to be enjoyable.





6 Responses to Touchscreen Smart Mirror: Cool but Useless

  1. To alleviate the reflection issue, they could build a background layer which blocks the reflection behind the text. You would think that smudge marks would be a problem. And how do you keep it from fogging up?

    I’m glad they made it though. I think it’s a required feature in a future smart home.

  2. To alleviate the reflection issue, they could build a background layer which blocks the reflection behind the text. You would think that smudge marks would be a problem. And how do you keep it from fogging up?

    I'm glad they made it though. I think it's a required feature in a future smart home.

  3. Ok i want one! :)
    or maybe not… well it would be cool to have, but not in a bathroom, i wouldn’t want it to break or anything, since it must not be cheap! i wouldn’t bring my laptop with me in the shower, same for a mirror like that!

    Great find though!

  4. Ok i want one! :)

    or maybe not… well it would be cool to have, but not in a bathroom, i wouldn't want it to break or anything, since it must not be cheap! i wouldn't bring my laptop with me in the shower, same for a mirror like that!

    Great find though!