Monday, Nov. 13, 2006

Talking head

Your life may not be a fairy tale, but you can make it a little more like one with your very own magic mirror. Created by a Hollywood special-effects expert, the mirror is designed to be integrated with your home-security and home-automation networks (if you're lucky enough to have either of those). It looks like an ordinary mirror most of the time, but when it's activated, an ethereal face appears on its surface, and it makes timely pronouncements--that a car has arrived in your driveway, for example, or that the Jacuzzi is warm--in the voice of a snooty English butler. Just don't ask it, Who's the fairest of them all?

Inventor: Craig Barr
Availability: Now; $19,995
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