July 22, 2005
WHEN GADGETS GO GLAMOURVANITY INSANITY
Imagine getting ready every morning in front of Hitachi's Miragraphy, a "mirror-type display" that involves a mirror, PC, projector, and some data. When you look into the mirror, you can see your reflection, but also whatever the projector is displaying. When the projector is rolling, the surface of the mirror will display information and images on it. A network connection package is available as an option to display webpages. Other options include a TV tuner, MPEG video and video camera. The system measures 600 x 430 x 1775mm (W x D x H). It weighs 120kg. Due to be out September 30th in Japan. [Via]
IF YOU CAN'T WHITEN EM'...TIGHTEN EM'
With the ever increasing pressure to display a perfect smile, many of us are running to our local dentist to get a smile makeover. Even Hillary Duff who already had an almost perfect smile, opted for veneers. (Haven't you noticed her freakishly bold smile?) If you are not happy with your almost perfect teeth but don't want to get veneers, you'll be glad to know there is now a new "trend" in dentistry, a snap-on-smile that is molded after Hollywood's most coveted choppers. You can flip through Us Weekly, and once you decide what celebrity smile you want, show it to your cosmetic dentist. He then takes a mold of your teeth, and creates a prosthesis that snaps on nicely on your existing teeth. They need to be cleaned three times a day and you can take then off anytime. Expect to pay $1,500-$1,800
JUICY IPOD COUTURE
Being a trendy iPod listener does not come cheap. For those of us who would rather save a bit of money on a designer iPod case, but still want to glam it up with new fashion, there is a more affordable couture line at Neiman Marcus. Juicy Couture is now selling a new Velour iPod Case in Louis V (purple) velour with socialite (pink) leather trim (shown) or splendor (green) velour with Louis V leather trim. It includes the signature J logo charm on the side with chain strap and golden hardware. Price: $68