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This Bluetooth Mirror is basically a shiny MacGyver GadgetThe Viio Vezzo isn't a terrible device, but it's features fail to complement each other well.
[MUSIC] The bathroom mirror seems like the perfect spot for added smarts. We're talking voice assistance, touch screens, maybe even personalized beauty tips. Okay, we're not We're not there yet, but this $400 [UNKNOWN] Bluetooth mirror takes a step in that direction. The Vezo is a 24 by 32 inch mirror that includes a border light for makeup work, an anti-fog feature for when things get steamy. See me and a bluetooth button for connecting you phone, you can even take calls on it thanks to the small microphone on the back. You just have to tap one of the three touch sensitive buttons on the face of the mirror to activate the three main features. The problem is for $400 this mirrors feels a little like a polished MacGyver gadget. All the features are decent but they don't cohere in any particularly compelling or creative way. For instance why include a speaker and a microphone But no wi-fi for a digital assistant like Alexa, or even does Spotify streaming. You might be thinking I shouldn't knock the [UNKNOWN] for not being a product it's not trying to be. But the potential for smart mirrors is inescapable. You don't spend mornings listening to mirrors, you spend mornings looking at them. Without something like a touch Screen, or even just visualized weather or traffic updates, the whole device feels just a little [SOUND] underwhelming. Plus, even if you're not looking for a mirror with some impressive IQ. The fact is, a hanging mirror like this works best for a half bath Bathroom where steam isn't an issue, where you probably won't be applying tons of makeup, where you probably won't be spending tons of time listening to audio books. Plus if the main appeal is the speaker, you can get way better sound quality from this $100 bluetooth Bluetooth speaker. If you have need of LED lighting and anti fog features on a hanging mirror, the [INAUDIBLE] isn't a bad deal. But if you're looking for a truly smart mirror, hold off until something comes along that can really revolutionize your bathroom.