X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob
VISIT OUR OTHER SITES: THE AWESOMER | 95OCTANE

Violet Mir:Ror Connects All Your Stuff via Rfid

by Paul Strauss
Advertisement

This new device uses RFID technology to connect your physical possessions with the digital world. Cool.

Violet (the makers of those quirky Nabaztag USB rabbits) is about to unleash Mir:ror, a small puck-shaped USB gadget which acts like an interface between your everyday belongings and your computer.

For example, you could place an RFID tag on an umbrella, wave it over your Mir:ror, and your computer would display the current weather forecast. Hold up your cocktail shaker to open the latest drink recipes. Place your remote control on it, and bring up tonight’s TV schedule. The connections you create between the real world and the digital world are only limited by your imagination.

To use the Mir:ror, simply place a tagged object on top of the device, and it’ll automatically execute a task on the machine that you’ve synced up with your items. The Mir:ror can instantly identify many objects with built-in RFID tags, but you can tag pretty much anything you want with their colorful identification stamps (called ztamp:s). Violet’s new web site lets you set up all your devices and applications to work with the Mir:ror.

Violet expects to release the Mir:ror in the US on October 27th, and you can order the $69.99 starter kit (including Mir:ror, 3 ztamp:s, 2 nanoztag rabbits, and an additional skin for the surface) over on Dynamism.

[photos via Neteco]

Deals in The Technabob Shop



Retreading Tires

Retreading Tires

Faradeus Self-charging Flashlight

Faradeus Self-charging Flashlight

Bridge-building LEGO Robot

Bridge-building LEGO Robot

Advertisement
2018 Kia Rio Review: This Subcompact Packs Great Value

2018 Kia Rio Review: This Subcompact Packs Great Value

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Welcome to the Mountaintop

2018 Rolls-Royce Phantom EWB: Welcome to the Mountaintop

Ford GT Application Process to Open Again Soon

Ford GT Application Process to Open Again Soon