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Brother QuattroT 6000D: Now Even Sewing Machines Are HD

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Are you still watching television in standard def? How humiliating. Because Brother has just announced the world's first sewing machine with a built-in camera to display your work on an "HD" screen.

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While we don't do much sewing ourselves, 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.

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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. [Brother]

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My wife could use one of these for her fashion design work. I bet it's going to be very expensive though. I'd guess $4000 or more, based on what I've seen for other machines like this.

It does have 3 USB ports though!