The Magic Mirror Enables Automatic Closeup and Distanced Views

 - Dec 13, 2013
It's not a surprise that the the Magic Mirror won a 2013 Red Dot Design Award. It might seem like a simple circular looking glass, but this domestic accessory is integrated with some pretty cutting-edge technology; even the surface is not what it seems. The innovative item has a tiny sensor embedded into the bottom of its round frame, and the reflective material is surprisingly flexible.

If you were to stand in front of the Magic Mirror within 50 centimeters, the object presumes that you require a zoomed-in look and offers that to you. At about 1 meter away, the looking glass will alter itself to make your image appear distanced, enabling you to observe an entire outfit. This mirage by Zhou Hairui, Gao Chunyi, Wang Zhaoxiong and Chen Tao is made possible by a flexing reflector that can be flat, concave or convex.