The Sensor Mirror Is The Perfect New Year’s Gift
To finish off our 12 Technologies of Christmas blog series, we’re ending with a technology that will have you looking sharp just in time for New Year’s Eve!
by Patricia Lundy
It’s almost New Year’s Eve, which means champagne, celebrating, and of course, getting dressed up! But one of the tricky things about preparing for a night out is getting the right lighting to make sure you look your best. More often than not, the lights in your bathroom might be too warm, too bright, or too soft as you try on your outfit and fix your hair and/or make-up—and then your ensemble might look different from what you’d hoped once you reach your destination.
Our last technology gift aims to solve this problem. It’s a Sensor Mirror, made by simplehuman, and its lighting possibilities are almost endless. It’s the perfect gift for someone who loves primping, and would also be perfect for someone with an important event on the horizon, like a speaking engagement or a wedding.
A Mirror for Everyone
Simplehuman offers a variety of Sensor Mirrors, so you can find one that suits your needs best—whether that’s viewing yourself from all angles possible or having the perfect lighting to make sure make-up covers every pore evenly and flawlessly. Each mirror has its own unique set of features, such as turning on when you approach the mirror, integrating with your Amazon Alexa, and more. There’s also a range of prices, with the lower-end starting at $130 and the higher end at $400, so you can decide how much to spend or save.
The Technology Sets It Apart
While many typical make-up mirrors offer intense magnification detail, what separates simplehuman’s Sensor Mirrors from others is its integration of high tech. Its Sensor Mirror Pro Wide View has an impressive catalogue of 50,000 color variations to capture the perfect lighting depending on your circumstance.
According to simplehuman, the Pro Wide View connects to your phone and ‘allows you to choose presets or capture light settings from the environment around you and recreate them on the mirror.’ This means you can save settings on your phone for later use—such as capturing the environment of your wedding venue and then having the mirror recreate it when you’re getting ready on your actual wedding day. The mirror is also wi-fi enabled, allowing you to easily access its smart features. Plus, one recharge of the mirror lasts up to 4 weeks.
Is It Worth It?
While the price tag attached for the Pro Wide View is hefty (coming in at $400), it makes for a truly special gift for someone who loves getting glammed up. It’s an investment that will come in handy anytime you have an event that makes you want to look your absolute best—like New Year’s Eve! You can also opt for one of simplehuman’s other high tech mirrors, such as the 8 Inch Round Sensor Makeup Mirror Pro, which, at $150, gives you a taste of simplehuman’s technology.
As you gear up for New Year’s Eve—with your smart mirror or not—have fun and be safe! We wish you a very Happy New Year and a great start to 2020!