Kickstarter Unboxed: Your Vanity Mirror Becomes Alexa
Perseus Mirrors Launches Smart Mirror on Kickstarter Today
Move over Alexa
With a built in HD camera, the smart mirror also gives individuals the ability to take selfies with a simple voice command. Users can then apply filters, share with friends, or post to social media within seconds. There are also plans to allow for secure ‘video chat’ capabilities, which would let friends coordinate before a night out.
There is a SDK
The Perseus team has also announced the release of a software developers kit, which will allow third parties to create apps for the device. An app currently in development allows for ‘smart scanning’ of products - a demonstration revealed the ability to get direct-to-home product shipping after the product barcode was displayed in front of the smart mirror's camera.
Erik Skantze, CEO of Perseus explains, “We wanted to create an experience that would be customized to each individual user. One person might want to read up on the latest celebrity gossip, while another might want to see a video about the presidential election, and another may want to listen to R&B while getting ready. We need the flexibility to meet each of these needs. The possibilities are endless and this is just the beginning. We are going to change the way people start and end their day.”