Smart HiMirror Is Your Outspoken Skincare Therapist

first_img Tiny Countertop Dishwasher Cleans Your Dishes in Just MinutesThe Best Robots of CES 2018 Stay on target Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the fairest of them all? Not you, teeming with wrinkles, red spots, and dark circles.The interactive HiMirror smart mirror uses a built-in camera to analyze skin, track skincare goals, and record the results of various products.It also reveals all your imperfections: exposed pores, dark spots, fine lines, roughness.A harsh critic, the tablet-like device—available in Mini and Plus—promises a “revolutionary new approach” to the daily beauty routine.On display at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the HiMirror has received a lot of attention, perhaps for its confidence-diminishing rating system, which scores your skin on a scale from one (worst) to 100 (best).(CNET reporter Ashlee Clark-Thompson earned a 24.5 for dark circles, while The Verge’s Ashley Carman snagged ratings “within the 90s, not to brag or anything.”)“More than just a mirror, HiMirror helps you assess your skin’s condition,” according to the product page, “so that you can effectively and efficiently target problem areas and move toward your beauty goals.”Users can sync skin analysis results—including monthly historical pictures and solution data—with a smartphone, allowing access to beauty advice “anytime, anywhere.” The companion app also highlights climate and UV index reports.The 14-inch touchscreen allows users to go beyond the looking glass with an integrated “entertainment center,” where you’ll find news stories, weather forecasts, makeup tutorials, and streaming music.Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, meanwhile, can provide hands-free information while you contour; wave your hands at the screen or point the remote control to complete tasks, as well.LED lights adorn each side of the mirror to simulate various scenarios: a sunset view, standing outside on a sunny day, working in a brightly lit office, shopping at the mall or supermarket, and spending the evening at a restaurant or party venue.“These settings help you apply your makeup appropriately for the occasion and location,” the HiMirror website said.Customers can order the original smart mirror for $199 direct from HiMirror. Or, splurge on the increased capacity of the Plus ($269) or Alexa capabilities of the Plus+ ($299). The award-winning HiMirror Mini is expected to hit U.S. shelves this summer.For more CES coverage visit our sister site PC Mag.last_img

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