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If I've got an important dinner or party or business meeting,
can literally spend an hour in front of the mirror, trying on
different outfits, trying to decide which is best. Half my
problem is that once I've taken off outfit one and put on
two and three, I can't remember if outfit
one looked better.
(Guys - don't ask: it's a girl thing.)
So my idea is to create a mirror with a small digital camera
built into it.
You put on outfit one, and set the camera to take a pic -
there's a 5 second delay so you can strike a pose. Then, you
try on the next outfit, and take another picture.
Using a magnifying mirror, the image on the camera's small
plasma display can be reflected onto the mirror's surface
way, you don't need to make your whole mirror into a
screen, which would be too expensive.)
You can run a slide show once you've finished storing pics,
just pick the best one. You can take pictures of your back,
that you can determine for yourself whether your bum looks
big in this outfit.
You can store the pictures, so next time you have a
crisis, you don't have to try everything on again.
Edit: This idea is similar to an idea posted previously (see
link) - but I think this is sufficiently different? Mine is a tool
for solving wardrobe crises. I don't see this ever being used
for surveillance or using video - it's just a little digital
camera, built into a normal mirror.
Similar but different?
[Flux, Mar 15 2005]
The thin end of the wedg(i)e
It never stops! [gnomethang, Mar 15 2005]
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||Or the mirror would just have pictures of all your items of clothing. You then stand in front of it naked and flick through your wardrobe with your remote. When finally you have what you want you nod, forget it was all just virtual and go out naked.
||ha. Oops, sorry. I meant "heh."
||To me, "heh" sounds a little condescending and false. "Ha" sounds more honest and uplifting.
||Titter ye not! Oh Please!. No!. Not you missus!. You're an hour late already!. Oh shut your cakeholes!.
||Oh my god. I dont believe I just put in an idea with exactly the same name.
||[FJ], "heh" is never condescending and false, at least not when I type it.
||How about "heh, heh" then?
||[Zeno] - I actually think your idea would work just as well.
||And to all those being condescending and false with your
"heh" sounds, go put them somewhere else. Maybe on
another idea with the same name...
||this is a fine idea, but no girlfriend i've
ever had would want a database of
pictures of herself anywhere-which cuts
out a lot of your target market. but
those women who can't have enough
pictures of themselves would love it. [+]
||Thanks, [flux] that's nice of you
||'Ho' as in Merry Christmas or 'Ho' as in girl standing on
dodgy street corner?
||//To me, "heh" sounds a little condescending and false. "Ha" sounds more honest and uplifting.//
||To me "heh" sounds like the second half was forgotten.
Plus I really don't know if, when I laugh, or chuckle, or even giggle, the sound "heh" has ever come out of my mouth. I'm thinking not.
||A "ha", is baren without a whole strand put together. Then it becomes much more than what we are discussing here. (Finger pointing, slapstick comedy, etc.). AAAhahahaha...hah hah...hah hah, no you again, you bluthering oaf". That sort of ha.
||Heh heh, could be an improvement, sort of like ha ha.
||Tis better than one, but not outright belly grabbing, knee slappin, horse snorting laughter, like a string of ha has.
I guess it's just who, when, why, and the timing, that really counts.