Dec 29 2008
Juice Wireless has announced the release of a new gag iPhone app: Mirror. The USD$0.99 app claims to “transform your iPhone screen into your very own hand-held mirror.” Doesn’t turning the iPhone off do that already?
Okay, I get it, it’s a joke. Juice Wireless says, “The apps use a highly complex proprietary algorithm that instantly turns the screen black (for maximum reflection) while offering a choice of mirror frames so you don’t look stupid staring into your iPhone.” I don’t know too many people concerned about how they look staring at their iPhones; they’re much too distracted by the tech of it all.
If you really do want to use your iPhone or iPod touch as a mirror, I recommend RadTech’s ClearCal screen protectors. They come in anti-glare, full-glare and mirror versions. The mirror version is my favorite–especially on the shiny silver backed iPod touch. With the mirror ClearCal in place, your iPod touch becomes like a bar of polished silver until you turn it on and the screen appears magically through your reflection.
You don’t read to much about the adhesive used on screen protectors, but whatever alien technology RadTech is using is pretty cool. It doesn’t trap bubbles or fingerprints very easily and it’s actually washable. Weird!
RadTech’s ClearCals sell in a range from USD$9.95 to $12.95.