Let's start with reviewing our mirror choices.
Hi! Krista here. We get this question almost daily on how to select the perfect mirror for someone’s smart mirror or photo-booth. Every time, the questions are the same so I decided to make a guide! To get started, here are the specifications for the mirror types you would be considering for the project:
Most people just want to know:
Can they use the acrylic for their project?
That’s a loaded question to say the least! There are many factors. I want you to select with confidence the correct mirror that you will be happy with.
Bathroom Smart Mirrors
Acrylic and damp environments just don’t mix! The acrylic mirror coating is so fragile that the coating itself will degrade rapidly in a bathroom setting.
Acrylic does have a plastic edge,
so you’ll want to cover that sh*t up!
Now that we have that out of the way-
Let's check out the glass options.
For one reason or another, you’ve decided at this point to go with glass. There are two main configurations for a smart mirror. Either the mirror and display are the same size, or the mirror is larger than the display.
If the mirror & display are the same size: the Dielectric Mirror will give you the best display quality and is color neutral. It’s so transparent that you would normally see the outline of the TV, but in this case the frame covers the bezel to give the absolute best look.
The Glass Smart Mirror comes in 3mm and 6mm thicknesses and provides superior display quality, making the screen 3 times brighter than the Glass Two Way Mirror.
IR Touch Overlay
The display, mirror and frame must all be the same size for the IR Touch Overlay to work. This is because the IR frame sits on top of the mirror. For it to map the touch correctly with the infrared light, it must be precisely placed so that what you’re touching coincides with what is on the screen.
Things to check before you buy an IR Touch Overlay
The touch foil is used when your setup has a smaller display and a larger mirror. The foil goes behind the mirror and in front of the display, attaching directly to the glass.
Things to check before you buy a touch foil:
If you're still unsure...
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