Touchscreen Smart Mirror: Cool but Useless

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!

  5. Or to improve the image, just drop the mirror part of the design and use the camera when you want to see yourself.

  6. Or to improve the image, just drop the mirror part of the design and use the camera when you want to see yourself.