• Oct 15th 2008 at 9:03AM
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Everything is in line to be a convergence device, and now the boring rear view mirror has stepped under the lights to get stuffed with extra equipment. The Azentek SmartMirror has a four-inch touchscreen on the right for a 2D and 3D text-to-speech GPS display. It's also offers Bluetooth connectivity, a call log, and caller ID. It has two video inputs, one that can be used for a rear view camera, and an SD card slot in case you want to record... well, whatever you might want to record with your rear view mirror.

The only thing missing from the mirror is availability -- it's been so popular that Azentek can't supply enough of them. The company says that will change later this year when you'll be able to get it at major retailers. The other potential hitch: it'll cost you $800 to do what your phone, TomTom, and regular mirror already do.

[Source: Engadget]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      I predict fake "nav screen" decals will soon be sold for poseurs to put on their rearview mirrors.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, I bet these will get stolen amazingly quick.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I came here to write exactly this.

        Now I need to slap a "Not a GPS unit" on my rear-view mirror when I leave my car in a bad part of town.

      • 6 Years Ago
      Man, imagine if it could do an overlay on top of the visual image. It could get tricky with obscuring your view, but maybe someday.

      • 6 Years Ago
      No thanks.
        • 6 Years Ago
        yeah no kidding this is a bad idea. Who wants a tiny screen, out of reach, and every time you interface with the nav, you have to re-adjust your mirror.

        Personally i just want to drive and care absolutely ZERO about having a nav screen. I hate that otherwise nice sports car interiors are getting these square TVs disrupting the design. They will make cars look dated and will ultimately hurt resale IMHO.
        • 6 Years Ago
        it is truly a great product! very high quality and it can do way more then listed.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Not a very smart idea at all. The driver needs to take their eyes off of the road to view it. Not a big deal for quick glances to check whats in your rear view because thats only for a second, but adding another second or two to now glance at the nav screen, and those seconds start to add up. Better off keeping the nav screen on the dash as close to the view of the road in front of you as possible.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This company is full of laughs. I first head about their revolutionary products a few years ago after SEMA. You still can not purchase their famed Carputer they have been showing for 3 years. Just another scam that is a horrible product and will never be sold. You want one? buy one on ebay i saw them their a month ago, and you will probably be able to actually get it from there.
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