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What is a Smart Mirror?

Now, it is an antonym used for anything that improves functioning in the multi-device environment

By simplifying our daily tasks, speeding up the information flow, and allowing us to do incredible things in the twinkling of an eye. When every device such as phone, watch, TV, speaker, etc. have their smart versions, it doesn’t come as a surprise that mirrors have become smart too.

In this post, we are going to cover everything you need to know about the interesting device, smart mirror. But before this, let’s understand what is a smart mirror actually:

What is a Smart Mirror?
A smart mirror, also known as a magic mirror, is like any other mirror but comes with an inbuilt display behind the glass. It is a two-way mirror that displays anything you want on a mirror surface in the form of widgets, including calendar, current time, weather forecast, news, emails, social media updates, music and video streaming, etc. These mirrors come in all sizes and shapes, from small table mirrors to huge bathroom mirrors.

What Can A Smart Mirror Do for Us?
A smart mirror is called smart because of its ability to display anything you want on its surface. It can be easily customized to display all important information like social media feeds, news bulletins, etc. You can even add voice commands with Google’s Home Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa using which you can ask questions, set important reminders, or control other smart devices in the surroundings. You can do all this without moving a finger and that’s the main purpose of technology to make our lives easier and let us focus on what’s critical. All in all, there are various uses of smart mirrors: connecting to smart devices, seeing who is at your door, listening to music, or getting the ideal light for your makeup.

How Does A Smart Mirror Work?
A smart mirror is composed of three components: a two-way mirror, a digital display, and a computer. Unlike normal mirrors, a smart mirror needs light to pass through at the back of the glass to view the display. Behind its back sits a TV/tablet/monitor screen powered by an internal computer. It is used to display any information for your smart mirror. A small computer like Raspberry Pi is used to connect to your home’s wireless network via Bluetooth, enabling it to show real-time information obtained from the Internet.

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