Purchasing the mirror by itself is a great way to save money on your smart mirror project. For a limited time, we are offering special promotional pricing for popular sizes. You can use the mirror to make your own smart mirror by combining it with your own TV, monitor, or tablet, along with a Raspberry Pi or Intel Compute Stick. Instructions and helpful tips are available below on this page to help you build a cutting-edge system.
Purchasing the mirror by itself is a great way to save money on your Smart Mirror project.
Order the glass by itself, and combine it with any monitor and Rasberry Pi or PC to make your own smart mirror. VanityVision glass is the cutting edge of smart mirror technology, allowing flawless clear text and 4k graphics through the tint-free mirror. Combine the glass with other technologies such as touch overlay, the Raspberry Pi, Intel ComputeStick, and Amazon Echo to enable touch capability, gesture control, and voice recognition. The VanityVision Smart Mirror is 70% reflective, functioning exactly like a standard mirror. 30% of the light passes through, which is 3x more light than a two way mirror.
- Best quality on the market
- 70% Reflective, 30% Transparent
- Close match to a standard mirror
- Nearly tint-free
- Careful packaging & fully insured
- Works with touch overlay
- Cuts like regular glass
- Sanded edges for your protection
- Clean with regular glass cleaner
- Durable, scratch-resistant coating
- Edges can be polished or beveled
- Can be tempered for extra strength
- Better quality than acrylic
- Ships immediately
Frequently Asked Questions
Feel free to order a 8″x8″ smart mirror sample for testing before purchasing a custom size mirror.
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We sell complete systems for the Samsung TabPro S tablet (windows 10) and Samsung KU6300 series television
The most affordable way to own a smart mirror is to buy our glass and make your own. The Intel ComputeStick is cheap and easy to configure, or you can add a Raspberry Pi.
Framed glass mirror that fits over a Samsung TabPro S tablet (purchased separately), transforming it into a Windows 10 Smart Mirror. No assembly required–just install your programs onto your tablet using the included instruction guide, and place the tablet in the back of the framed mirror. Many frame colors available.
We start cutting and packaging the mirrors as soon as you place your order. Standard glass is shipped right away, tempered glass takes 1 week until shipping.
One of the best features of our mirrors is that they are extremely durable. You can clean them with standard glass cleaner and paper towels without worrying about scratching them.
The good smart mirrors are using the exact same glass that we sell. The rest are using the acrylic two way mirrors, which are a lower quality.
Picture Quality vs Reflective Quality
Compare from left-to-right: 1. Glass Two Way Mirror 2. Smart Mirror VanityVision 3. Dielectric 4. Clear Glass
The first pane of glass on the left is two way mirror, which is mainly intended for security applications. Most of the light is lost through a two way mirror, so although it’s the more affordable option, investing in a glass with better light transmission will make a more vibrant smart mirror.
The second pane is our Vanity Vision Bathroom Mirror. It has the same stunning seventy percent reflection while allowing twenty-five percent light transmission. Vanity Vision glass works great in bathroom/bedroom conditions. This glass is what you need if you want a larger mirror and float a smaller TV/monitor within the glass. Its reflection overpowers the transparency. For example if you had a 3′ x 4′ vanity mirror and recessed a 28″ television into the wall, then the existing space around the television on the wall you would paint black. With the TV screen and the wall being black it then gives a disappearing effect.
Third and final glass is our Dielectric Mirror. This mirror is our most transparent smart mirror and is perfect for very bright room conditions. It allows sixty percent light transmission through the glass with a forty percent reflection. It allows for full HD picture quality with an optically neutral tint free coating. Dielectric is perfect for framing exactly to the view-able area of your monitor or television.
The most popular option for Smart Mirror products is our VanityVision. If you are looking for a low-budget option, the Acrylic Two Way Mirror is a good substitute in small sizes less than 24″x36″.
Please contact us with your size and quantity for wholesale and dealer pricing.
The Rasberry Pi and Intel ComputeStick are very popular for the smart mirror projects. Soon, Android will support Google Assistant and this will be an excellent operating system to use. You can use a monitor, tablet, or LED TV as your display–the thinner and brighter, the better.
The ideal setup in terms of features and control for a small smart mirror is:
Samsung TabPro S – only 0.25″ thick, and allows gesture control, Cortana voice control, wireless mouse/keyboard/gamepad control. Add a touch capacitive film to the face of the glass for touch control. We recommend that you purchase the Samsung Multiport Adapter (EE-PW700BWEGUJ) to add 2 USB ports to your tablet.
Alternatively, if you want to do a large display, we recommend:
Samsung or LG ultra thin TV with PC or Raspberry Pi connected. Alternatively, add a ChromeCast and Google Assistant instead of the PC.
The largest size is 96″x130″ and you can position the display anywhere behind the mirror.
Yes, you can either tape it to the back, and have it radiate around the edges, or shine straight through the mirror. You can add a frosted effect with window film, acid etching, or sandblasting.
Yes, simply back paint the backside with black paint everywhere except the TV and IR sensor. We recommend masking off the area with blue painters tape, and using a paint that works well on glass such as Black Rust-Oleum UltraCover 2x, which is available from your local Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, or Menards.
We sand all the edges to prevent cutting, which is also referred to as “seaming” glass. A polished edge using increasingly fine belts until the edges are smooth. Beveling glass polishes the edge at an angle, creating the following appearance:
Tempered glass is heat-treated to increase the strength 10x. In addition, if tempered glass should break, it breaks into small shards which are less sharp than regular glass. The main disadvantage of tempered glass is that it causes distortion, similar to a fun-house mirror effect. For that reason, it’s generally not recommended unless going in a public installation.
Yes, please email us a drawing and we can quote other shapes for you.
Yes, you can position cameras around the mirror from multiple angles. By setting up windows streaming the cameras, you can view yourself from all sides at once when looking at your reflection in the smart mirror.
Yes, many of our customers connect a Raspberry Pi or Intel ComputeStick to an Amazon Echo Dot, Google Home, or simply use Cortana to enable voice. Alternatively, you can use a phone or tablet with Google Assistant built in.
Google has also released Google Now for Windows, which allows voice control over your Windows PC.
Yes, make sure to position the webcam and screen behind the mirror at eye level, so when you read text you’re making eye contact with the camera.
Projected capacitive is what most people are using for Smart Mirrors because of the smaller, thinner bezel.
If you have added touch capability to your smart mirror, we recommend cleaning your glass with an oleophobic coating to make sure you’re not smudging it with the oils on your fingers.
Yes, our dielectric mirror is far more transparent. It’s ideal for use in bright rooms where the reflection off the VanityVision could be distracting. The dielectric is so transparent, it won’t hide your display. You must cut a rabbet into a frame and use the frame to hide the bezel of the TV, monitor, or tablet. Further information about our dielectric mirrors is available on our Mirror TV page. Framing instructions can be found on Hidden Television.
In Android, simply long tap on your desktop and add the widget. In Windows, install Rainmeter and follow their instructions to create widgets using a text editor. If you are running the widgets in your Chrome browser, you can install the Simple Black theme to make it look better.
Yes, if you’re running Windows (recommended), MacOS, or Linux you can run Steam and any other games your OS supports. You’ll need a powerful CPU and graphics card to run many games, so a Microsoft Surface or Samsung TabPro S tablet is recommended if you’re looking for a thin device. Alternatively, use a Google ChromeCast to stream your PC to your smart mirror. Another advantage to running Windows is the vast array of keyboards, gamepads, and mice that provide additional control over your smart mirror.
You can use an ultra thin TV behind it with HDMI input. Alternatively, use a streaming device such as ChromeCast.
Gesture control works great, provided you have put a tablet PC behind the mirror. Alternatively, you could add a webcam to your setup to allow gesture control.
Cortana works great. If you’re using Google Assistant, you will need a Pixel phone, or you’ll need both a ChromeCast and Google Home unit.
Yes, IR passes through the mirror so you can still operate a remote. If you are back painting the backside, be sure to leave an unpainted area to keep line-of-sight available to the sensor.
The Samsung TabPro S (Windows 10) and Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 (Android) are only 1/4″ thick.
The mirror doesn’t require any power, but you’ll want to choose your display carefully. If the power plug installs in the side of your monitor/TV/tablet, you should be fine. If the power plug goes straight out the back, you may have a challenging installation which may require cutting into your wall and hiring an electrician.
If you’re making a small smart mirror, a tablet is often the best choice. For a large smart mirror, it’s generally better to use a TV, preferably a thin TV. A TV typically has a flat backside and you can turn it on and off with a remote straight through the mirror.
You could take it to a wood worker or use a router table to route out the frame to the correct size such as the Bosch RA1181 Benchtop Router Table
Yes, please contact us for a quote. Generally, you’ll want us to temper it after holes are in the glass for the additional strength it provides.
Alternatively, you could order our two way acrylic instead and use a regular drill bit to drill holes–no tempering required.
Assuming the mirror is being framed to connect it to the TV, you’ll want to use an ultra slim TV mount (0.4″ or less) behind it to keep it close to the wall. Alternatively, using an ultra thin tilting mount (0.75″ or less) will allow you to tilt it, connect cables or USB, then push it back against the wall when needed. Don’t forget to use anchors if you’re attaching it to plaster or drywall. A stud finder is recommended for mounting a TV wall mount, so you can drill into studs instead of drywall.
The Inland 05319 Ultra Slim Wall Mount is an excellent value at less than $20.
If the mirror is not being attached to the TV and it’s simply mounted in the wall, you can still use a wall mount within the wall, attached to a 2×4 board screwed into the studs.
We love the appeal of the inexpensive Raspberry Pi, but if you’re going to run Windows 10 you should consider the ComputeStick–once you factor in accessories, the ComputeStick is only about $25 more and provides more Windows compatibility.
Usually, the mirror is the same size as the exterior measurements of the television or monitor (excluding stand). For example, the Samsung ku6300 series is very popular and here is a list of overall sizes:
40″ un40ku6300 – 36.1″ x 21.1″
43″ un43ku6300 – 38.4″ x 22.4″
50″ un50ku6300 – 44.4″ x 25.8″
55″ un55ku6300 – 48.9″ x 28.3″
60″ un60ku6300 – 53.7″ x 31.1″
65″ un65ku6300 – 57.6″ x 33.2″
70″ un70ku6300 – 61.9″ x 35.8″
You can paint the back (the non-mirror side–unless it’s beveled) with black spray paint such as Rust-Oleam High Heat or Ultra Cover 2x. Be sure to mask off the viewable area using a high quality blue painters tape such as Scotch Delicate Surface Masking Tape. Be sure to take careful measurements before painting to avoid mistakes, and you may consider purchasing a product sample from us for practice before painting the larger mirror.
Alternatively, you can use Gila Black Privacy Window Film, and be sure to also buy their application kit.
Signal strength is important, because the signal must usually pass through a TV/monitor screen and through the smart mirror glass. Bluetooth can be a nice feature, so that you don’t use an extra USB port for a USB keyboard receiver. We recommend the Logitech K830, which has a built in touchpad and offers both long range transmission using the included USB, as well as bluetooth if you don’t want to use the USB device. If you’re on a low budget, you we suggest a Logitech K400, which also has a great range, but a lower quality touchpad.
Smart Mirror Projects
Sometime late last year I realized that I wanted my ordinary bathroom mirror to be more like the future we were promised in the movies. There doesn’t seem to be anyone selling the product I was looking for. The individual parts, however, were fairly easy to get. A number of people have done similar custom builds recently, but I had something different in mind. So I ordered myself a two-way mirror, a display panel and controller board, plus a bunch of components and arts & crafts supplies. In reality there was quite a bit of experimentation and some dead ends before I got to this set of parts, but let’s have a look at the finished — yet by no means final—result:
Michael Teeuw of Xonay Labs (pictured right) wasn’t expecting the rush of visits, compliments or questions when his latest invention blew up the DIY scene over 2 years ago. A magic smart mirror! Programmed to display and keep you updated with any information you need while adding a modern futuristic look to any room.
It started with a monitor, casing/frame, installing Raspberry Pi and a smart mirror. All the instructions are easily accessible. Many people from all over the creative spectrum design their own spin on smart mirrors. Whether you use an old monitor, tablet, or TV you can make any flat technology into a useful piece of art.
A living room mirror for movies, yoga and games, one in the kitchen for cooking and entertaining, and others in the bathroom for personal maintenance could one day give us the futuristic home we were promised decades ago. Yet, now that I’ve seen the technology in person, it still seems like a vision of the not-so-immediate future.