If you’re still watching TV in standard definition, think about wha Brother have developed. They have just announced the world’s first sewing machine with a built-in camera to display your work on an “HD” screen.
The QuattroT 6000D seems to have some good ideas. 56 LEDs illuminate the sewing platform while its “InnovEyeT Technology” provides a bird’s eye view of the needle, which can be enlarged for a better view of precision work. Plus, the camera allows the fabric to be auto-positioned (with the help of a sensor positioning sticker) for automatic embroidery.
The screen itself, by Sharp, is a 32-(square)-inch display with 260,000 colors. It’s not quite gameday ready, but we’re sure that it tracks a mean cross stitch.
No word on price at the moment, but we may see more of the QuattroT 6000D at CES should we lose a button or become bored by endless rows of cameras and TVs.