Mir:rors, RFID and Rabbits – Oh My!
The Mir:rorÂ tag is a little misleading as it’s not reflective (as far as I can see) and you’ll need to connect it via USB to a puter so hanging it on your hallway wall maybe a little tricky.
Instead of checking yourself out before you leave homeÂ you’ll be waving your various possessions over its USB-connected sensor.
Why? Well by the magic of small RFID stickers, enhanced-reality style info will be displayed on your computer.
Put simply:Â Wave your brolly handle over it and get a weather forecast, your TV remote to get tele listings and so on.
An oddly cool concept yeah?
It’s made by Violet who are also to blame for bringing us the animated internet “buddy” bunnyÂ Nabaztag.
The RFID bit is in the little ‘Ztamps’ you stick to your gear, and the magic all happens through Violet’s new website.
The mir:ror can recogniseÂ quite a few things straight off however with dedicated stamps, but through the site you can configure more of your stuff to work with it.
$70 buys you the sensor, a skin for the sensor “puck”, 2 nanotagz rabbits (those littleÂ Nabaztaglets) and 3 ztamps.
You canÂ buy more RFID stickers forÂ the rest of your portable gear.
I’m strangely tempted 🙂