In the Disney classic, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the evil queen utters the famous line “Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” The mirror always gave a pleasing reply. Sadly, however hard we tried to depict the fairy tale in real life, our mirrors never seemed to work. Well, we’re in 2016 and we finally have a mirror which will answer our beauty-related questions.
After the era of smartphones, smartwatches and smart TVs, we now a new smart mirror, called HiMirror. The company believes that its mirror is almost like having a beauty and health consultant in your home every day. The main USP of this unique beauty mirror is that it analyses a person’s skin and recommends what kind of beauty products they should buy based on skin condition, local weather and other factors.
By taking a makeup-free photo, HiMirror detects dark spots, red spots, dark eye circles, wrinkles, pores, fine lines and other complexion elements. From this information, it creates a personalised Skin Index Synthesis report—an evaluation of skin firmness, brightness, texture, clarity and overall healthiness respectively.
In other features, HiMirror is Wi-Fi-connected and bluetooth-enabled, and can also display the local weather, sync with Google Calendar, and play music streaming services such as Spotify. It includes facial and voice recognition, which proves to be beneficial in assisting multiple family members, tracking their individual skin needs and recommendations too. The product is priced at $189 (approximately Rs 13,000) for the standard device and $259 (approximately Rs 17,800) for the device with multi-ambiance makeup light on HiMirror.com.
Consumers can also opt for the Smart Body Scale, priced at $79 (approximately Rs 5,400), which provides similar body and weight analysis and corresponding exercise solutions.