Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall
File this under Only at CEDIA: Themeaddicts, Inc. is offering a Magic Message Mirror (also available as a talking pirate skull). The MMM looks like an ordinary mirror, but is integrated with your whole home automation system. It can update you on any changes within the system's ability to monitor.
When it has something to announce, an animated icon (Basil of the mirror) appears and announces, "Will someone greet our guests at the door?" or any other pertinent update. (The talking pirate skull says, "Some scurvy dog be sneak'n up to the door.")
Cute, huh? Not so cute: It costs $22,000.