The first thing that might come to mind after seeing the Cybertecture Mirror is Marty McFly’s future self interacting with a giant reflective screen in his living room in Back to The Future II. This is a product that, by all appearances, integrates functionality with design and network connectivity.
The unit designed by James Law comes with fog resistant glass and speakers while looking not much different than a higher end medicine cabinet. So, in essence, you can listen to the news while in the shower and watch cat videos while shaving. With the scale linked you can get measurements on the mirror interface and keep track of health goals, moving elements of Nintendo’s Wii Fit out of living room and into the bathroom. Though there is a remote control with the unit, users can also run the applications from their smartphone. As of now the OS on the system is proprietary and there are no plans for an Android version.
While the installation specs emphasize bathroom locations the units could easily find their way into the interior design realm of an office waiting room or hotel lobby. The difference between this visual data interface and the flat screens that are now more common in shared spaces is the functional reflective surface. Who doesn’t look in a mirror when it’s available, even if to make sure lunch isn’t still showing?