Magic Mirror can do some interesting, interactive things

by Mark R

We’ve seen a lot of magic mirrors here on Coolest Gadgets, like the Magic Mirror Security System and the Interactive Mirror. This is another in a short line of magical mirrors.

This “magic mirror” is designed by Al Linke, and my source says that it was originally designed for his daughter’s playhouse. I’m not certain what he intended it to do for his daughter, maybe some sort of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs tribute toy.

He definitely put a whole new twist on it as he was able to give it the ability to give weather reports. It can also tell you how your stock portfolio is progressing. Another added feature is breathalyzer mode. All you have to do is breathe into a small apparatus (not the mirror glass itself) and it will read your Blood Alcohol Level.

I certain don’t see why there couldn’t be a custom-made magic mirror for everyone. I think I would design it like the Yahoo home page, so it could read me my email, give me news headlines, and maybe even give me my schedule.

I’m not certain if I want that face talking to me. I could use a little something impersonal for interaction.


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Cement Says: August 9, 2010 at 6:38 am

I hate to rain on your parade, but this is almost identical to a project in Make Magazine that was published earlier.

The project was basically an interactive talking mirror with that face as the one doing the talking.
The frame even looked similar.

Cement Says: August 9, 2010 at 6:39 am

Sorry, forgot to mention that the original also included the stock, weather, and breathalyzer features.

Cement Says: August 9, 2010 at 6:43 am


I didn’t see that the person who wrote the article for Make was the same person here.

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