This mirror is designed to take the perfect selfie


It’s hard to escape the word “selfie” at the moment now everyone from Barack Obama to your gran are taking them, but now iStrategy Labs want to turn the selfie into more of a tech-powered art and less of a lame social media trend.

The team have developed the S.E.L.F.I.E (that’s Self Enhancing Live Feed Image Engine), which utilises a two-way mirror, a web-cam, LEDs, powerful facial recognition software and an Arduino behind-the-scenes to power everything.

Simply stand in the right spot, which is marked on the floor, and the S.E.L.F.I.E will do the rest, ensuring the distance from your face to the camera is spot on, the lighting is flattering, your smile is timed perfectly and the photo sharing afterwards is seamless.

Of course many of us would define the selfie as taken by ourSELVES, but given there’s just a Mac powering the S.E.L.F.I.E and not another person, we’ll let it slide.

Becca Caddy


  • English language is difficult I know, but if you use Bing or Google you might find out how and why “now everyone from Barack Obama to your gran are taking them” should in correct English actually read “now everyone from Barack Obama to your gran is taking them”. Sounds funny I know, but if you narrow it down, the basic sentence is really “now everyone are taking them” and it should be “now everyone is taking them”. Also, my gran isn't taking selfies because she can't remember how to do it on the phone we gave her …..

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