In the world of home improvement, most changes that create a noticeable difference come with a big price tag and a long list of headaches. But something as simple as adding a smart mirror to your bathroom or bedroom can make a positive difference in your daily routine and can be set up in seconds for a low price.
Smart mirrors are available with a variety of features and the options we’ve highlighted below all provide different benefits. Smart mirrors are often thought of primarily for the application of makeup, but they are helpful for many types of grooming routines. Shaving, plucking, applying creams and lotions, styling hair or tending to oral health is much easier when you’re able to clearly see what you’re doing, which can be difficult with a standard bathroom mirror. Smart mirrors offer magnification, bright lights and the ability to easily turn and tilt the mirror to find the perfect position for your needs.
Whether you want a mirror that can sit on a tabletop or be mounted on the wall, there’s a smart mirror that will have everyone in your home fighting to use it. You may want to buy a few. If you want to improve your bathroom vanity with a mirror that is brilliant in a number of ways, we have the smart mirrors for you.
1. simplehuman 8″ Round Sensor Makeup Mirror
For a mirror that is always ready when you are, we recommend the simplehuman Makeup Mirror. Using an infrared sensor, the mirror detects when users are approaching and automatically turns on. The lights will remain on as long as something is in the mirror’s field of vision. Users can adjust the surgical-grade LED lights using touch control, choosing between 100 and 800 lux or a natural sunlight option with the Tru-Lux system. The bulbs used by simplehuman are designed to last up to 40,000 hours. We also like that the mirror is rechargeable and can last weeks on a single charge. The tiltable mirror features five times magnification for a close-up view of every hair and pore.
Pros: Automatic turn on and shut off, touch control adjustable lighting, long-lasting LED bulbs.
Cons: There is no way to turn off the auto-shutoff feature and the mirror may automatically turn off even when users are still in front of it.
2. Bonnlo Dimmable Led Illuminated Bathroom Mirror
If you’re ready to replace your standard bathroom mirror with something smarter, we recommend the Bonnlo Dimmable Led Illuminated Bathroom Mirror. Measuring 32 inches by 24 inches, the Bonnlo is ideal for mounting above the sink or in a bedroom. The mirror’s contemporary design adds a sleek and clean finish to any decor and users can hide the wires behind the mirror using a small box. Buttons on the front of the mirror allow users to turn on the lights and choose their desired brightness level. A memory function built into the mirror helps save the preferred lighting level for the next use. The Bonnlo has a built-in defogger, making it a great option for bathrooms. Using the built-in Bluetooth speakers, users can stream music directly through the mirror. We also like that the mirror can be hung vertically or horizontally.
Pros: Built-in defogger, Bluetooth speakers, space-saving wall mount design.
Cons: There is no indicator telling users when the defogger has been turned on.
3. iHome All-in-One Double-Sided Vanity Mirror
You will never want to leave your bathroom again thanks to the iHome All-in-One Double-Sided Vanity Mirror. The smart mirror has Bluetooth capabilities that let users talk, text and stream music while doing their daily grooming. A built-in speakerphone allows users to easily answer calls, skip to the next song and send voice texts. A USB port on the base of the mirror enables users to charge their small devices through the iHome. As for the mirror itself, the double-sided mirror features one- and seven-times magnification, as well as bright LED lights that are dimmable. A heavy-duty frame and strong base help to keep the mirror in place and a 6.3-inch-wide base means the iHome won’t take up much counter space. We also like that the iHome has an auto-off feature that will turn off the mirror after 25 minutes of inactivity to save battery (the iHome lasts up to eight hours on a single charge).
Pros: Eight-hour rechargeable battery, double-sided mirror options, charging capabilities.
Cons: The mirror’s ability to hold a charge may diminish over time.
4. Hansong Vanity Mirror
Get a mirror, light source and speaker in one with the Hansong Vanity Mirror. The multi-functional Hansong comes with a micro USB charging cable that acts as its power source. Unlike many smart mirrors, the Hansong has a chargeable battery that makes it a great option to use when traveling, moving from room to room or when users are not near an outlet. The mirror can rotate 180 degrees and swivel a full 360 degrees to give users the most convenient view. The touch control on the bottom of the mirror allows users to choose the level of brightness for the embedded lights surrounding the mirror. The mirror also has Bluetooth capabilities and a speaker to allow users to listen to music and make phone calls while using the mirror. We also like that there is a small 10 times magnification detachable mirror that sits on the front of the Hansong.
Pros: Rechargeable battery, Bluetooth capabilities, dimmable light source.
Cons: The Hansong is not as bright as other smart mirrors.
5. Miusco Large Vanity Mirror
The Miusco Large Vanity Mirror is made with a modern chrome finish and smoothly rotates in every direction to give users a distortion-free view. If you need to add a mirror to a small space or find it challenging to lean over your vanity to shave or apply makeup in your bathroom mirror, the Miusco Large Vanity Mirror is a great option. Affordable and modern, the Miusco measures 10.2 by 8.2 inches and has a smooth 360-degree swivel that makes it easy for users to see their face at any angle. The mirror’s weighted base adds stability and we like that the mirror doesn’t droop or take up much space on a counter.
Pros: Space-saving design, weighted base for stability, 360-degree swivel.
Cons: The Miusco doesn’t offer magnification or lighting.
6. Chende Hollywood Vanity Mirror
Bring a touch of Hollywood into your home with the Chende Hollywood Vanity Mirror, which features 12 LED lights and an easy to use dimmer switch. Unlike most smart mirrors that take up space on a vanity or countertop, the Chende can be mounted on the wall for versatility. Three brightness levels allow users to customize their lighting experience and the wooden base provides a small ledge for items like lotion or cologne. The Chende is one of the biggest mirrors on our list, measuring 26.77 by 22.83 by 0.98 inches and not only acts as a great grooming mirror but also as a decor piece for your home. We also like that the Chende includes a socket on the side for two or three-pronged plugs, giving users more outlets.
Pros: Three lighting options, can be wall-mounted to save space, includes a small ledge for storage.
Cons: Although 12 LED lights are included with the purchase of the Chende, additional lights must be purchased when the bulbs die.