Have you ever thought how cool it would be to bring inanimate objects to life? If you have, you might be intrigued by this RFID-based device that appears to make the walls talk.
The Violet Mir:ror is the latest interactive offering from the same company that came up with the Nabaztag - the Wi-Fi rabbit that lights up when someone calls or instant messages you. The great news is the Mir:ror is every bit as zany.
The Violet Mir:ror by Nabaztag uses RFID to associate a contact or an action with one of its primed ZStamps. Place one of the special stamps on the special Mir:ror surface and the associated action is initiated - calling your Mum, your umbrella checking the weather, your headphones or speaker firing up your music library and so on.
If you've got so many RFID-tagged items you've lost track of which stamp initiates which action, you can get an audible reminder by hovering the tag reader over them.
The Mir:ror pack includes a Mir:ror, a Mirror:skin, three blank Ztamps and three Nano:ztags. Children's fairytales containing ZStamps can be bought for £3.99 each and turn the books into narrations.
Additional Zstamps you can use to associate with actions of your choice cost £15 for 12.
The Violet Mir:ror costs £37 inc VAT and can be bought from the usual gadget websites and from Nabaztag.com.