We are managing to fit information displays everywhere: televisions, phones, the fronts of refrigerators. It’s almost a race to identify locations around the house that are not displaying data to us so that wrong can be corrected. Well, you can cross the bathroom mirror off the list of unitasking flat surfaces.
The Cybertecture Mirror promises traditional reflectivity combined with data displays, both those keyed to personal health like weight and body mass index records, as well as general display tasks like weather, social networking, and video. The mirror is customizable with multiple user accounts maintained through a companion web site. It also comes with a sensor pad to gather the weight information mentioned earlier. And since it’s a light-generating display, it can even act as a simple self-illuminating mirror. It’s controlled through a television-style remote, or a smartphone app, your choice. The mirror/display is Internet-connected and measures 800 mm high by 500 mm wide, with a depth of 50 mm.
But all this comes at a bit of a cost. The mirror is priced at HK $60,000 or about $7,700 US. If that hasn’t scared you off, you’ll be able to pre-order one in December, with predicted availability in Summer of 2011.