Fret not, selfie lovers. iStrategy Labs has invented a mirror (aptly named S.E.L.F.I.E) that will take your photo when you stand in front of it — then automatically post that photo to Twitter (or other social media site of your choice)…
Considering how hard it is to take an actual selfie — especially a good one — without giving ourselves a double chin, we’re totally down with this mirror. So how does it work, exactly?
The Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine (S.E.L.F.I.E.) is made up of a two-way mirror, a web cam and also has LED lights inside (see photo above). The mirror is thick enough that it can also house a Mac Mini, which is where the all-important facial recognition software comes in.
The LED lights are used to simulate a countdown timer. After the photo is snapped, the mirror uploads the pic to your social media account. The S.E.L.F.I.E. mirror isn’t widely-produced, but you can order one here. The only question we have is, “What do you mean by AUTOMATICALLY?” Do we get to review the photo first and add a filter? Because some days… a filter is all the makeup we really need.
I don’t know about you, but I definitely need to take a few shots and select the best pose before anything goes up on social media. What if I blinked or had one eye open??? Ugh! I definitely don’t want that to be seen on any of my social media pages. What if your mom passed by in her robe and curlers while you took the selfie? Yikes! That would be an automatic grounds for some type of punishment. No way your mother would be thrilled with her old robe being seen by thousands on the internet. What if it goes viral? Not sure if I would want buy this mirror. It’s a good idea for the right person.
Would you buy the S.E.L.F.I.E mirror?