The mirrors at CES have a lot to say about your life and appearance.
At this year’s tech show in Las Vegas, companies showed off mirrors, analyzed your skin, organized your wardrobe, and so on.
The mirrors presented at the CES 2018 technology show give you more reflection – they have some ideas about your face, clothes, health, etc. Equipped with these smart mirror cameras, wi-fi and computer learning, the company is trying to turn the unremarkable mirror into an interactive digital control center.
People from small startups to the electronics industry have demonstrated their smart mirror versions at CES. Some, like the HiMirror Mini, can get you into your home. Others are still at the conceptual stage, which is a technology world way of saying that this product is far from being sold.
The following is a brief description of some of the mirrors that caught our attention.
CareOS hopes to be the brain behind smart mirrors in the future. At CES, the creators of the operating system used the CareOS software to show a working prototype of a mirror image. Some of the most notable features include facial recognition, skin analysis (similar to the $50 Neutrogena Skin360 SkinScanner we see) and gesture control, so you don’t have to touch the screen. The CareOS representative said the company plans to release a pending mirror software by the end of 2018.
Haier’s “magic mirror” concept will not judge you as you do yourself. Here’s how haier looks into the future of your wardrobe: everything you buy includes an RFID tag that will contain information such as materials and maintenance instructions. With haier’s mirror, you will scan the label and the mirror will add this item to your virtual inventory. Then, you can use a touch screen mirror as a fashion in real life, where you can superimpose clothing onto the body image. The brand’s washing machine also reads RFID tags on clothes and communicates with mirrors to track the number of times you wash your favorite shirts, says a representative of haier.
Like other concepts, haier does not have any information about when the product will go public, or how much it costs.
The HiMirror mini is one of several smart mirrors we saw at CES that will provide you with one for the foreseeable future. The mirror will go on sale this summer for $249 (about 180 or 310 Australian dollars), including amazon’s voice-activated digital assistant Alexa. This means that you can send voice commands to the mirror like any smart speaker that supports Alexa. You can also access news and weather information on the mirror’s touch screen.
HiMirror’s most notable feature is its built-in camera and artificial intelligence, which can analyze your skin, track all your skincare goals, and record the results of your products.
The beldera voice lamp mirror is kohler’s new connected bathroom device, which you can use with Alexa’s voice commands or through the new kohler Konnect application control line. Other prominent features of the mirror include motion detection of nighttime lighting, guiding you through the dark bathroom, and sensors that raise the level of light when someone is standing in front of the mirror. Verdera, with its built-in Alexa (no smart mirror version, starting at $800 / $575 / AU $1,000) will be available in March. Kohler has not released price information.