There’s no magic in a magic mirror. The futuristic high tech home decor flooding and inspiring the DIY market is all about precision scientific optical glass.
Normally, standard glass two-way mirror has been used in smart mirror and magic mirror applications. Two-way mirror glass, also known as privacy glass, cuts 90% of light through the mirror. In a bright room, the reflections easily overpower the display from behind.
(This is where our smart mirror story begins.)
Not only have we been manufacturing different types of two-way mirrors and optical glass, TV mirrors are our specialty. When the Smart Mirror movement hit, (Thanks to Michael Teeuw. Check out the very first Magic Mirror here.) We had over 70+ custom cut two-way mirror glass orders within a few hours! It was an exciting and busy day. All mirrors ordered were shipped out that night. But, there was a big problem.
We offer much higher quality mirrors for display projects. Even an acrylic two way mirror lets in much more light than glass. How do we let our customers know that better options exist? We decided to re-brand our mirror television glass from VanityVision Bathroom Mirror to VanityVision Smart Mirror.
To make it easier on DIY’ers we’ve slashed pricing on standard-frame-sized VanityVision Smart Mirrors finished with gorgeous flat polished edges. Perfect for framed or frameless magic mirrors.
You’ll need a display, semi-transparent mirror, frame, and a device to run on the display. Programming not required if you go with an Intel Compute Stick.
Before starting on your smart mirror endeavor you may also need to pay a visit to one of the largest online magic mirror forums, magicmirror.builders. A helpful community where you’ll find detailed answers to any questions you may have about your project build. It’s open source, modular and forum driven by passionate makers located across the world.
Let us know about your smart mirror project in the comment section!