Violet: Animating The Future

Not so long ago, we profiled the amazing “smart rabbit,” Nabaztag, created by the technology wizards over at Violet. An adorable interactive gadget and companion, Nabaztag’s state-of-the-art technology and pleasing design revolutionized the way in which we interact with the internet, inspiring techies and fashionistas alike to join Violet’s crusade to bridge the gap between the virtual and physical worlds. Nabaztag’s birth introduced a new means of communication and the dawn of a more connected, interactive world.

Now just a few years later, Violet is at it again, expanding their ever-growing “internet of things” with the launch of Mir:ror. The Mir:ror is the new must-have gadget for any tech-conscious consumer. This simple and sleek device grants you the power to make everyday objects interactive and content-rich. Just like Nabaztag, Mir:ror’s underlying technology relies on a connection to wireless internet. Mir:ror also uses RFID technology, or radio-frequency identification, in the form of RFID Ztamps, which give it the ability to automatically identify people or objects through radio waves. Simply affix a Ztamp to the object of your choice and enjoy the perks of a perfectly intuitive and excitingly interactive lifestyle.

With this magic mirror and a handful of Ztamps, the possibilities are endless. Taking a coffee break? The Ztamp on your mug will alert Mir:ror to automatically update your twitter or facebook status. Just come home from a weekend trip? The Mir:ror will send emails to your friends and family notifying them of your safe return. Too busy to read the paper? Your Mir:ror and Ztamps will find the latest news and read it to you aloud while you take care of your other business. With so many great applications, the Mir:ror is sure to be one of those technologies that once integrated, will be absolutely indispensable. Like cell phones and PDAs before it, I’m sure it won’t take long before we wonder how we ever managed to get through a single day without a magic Mir:ror in our lives.

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—Tala Bouzarjomehri

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