Digital photo frames have been around for a long time and have proven to be very popular. There are a few digital photo frames out there that have Wi-Fi connectivity allowing them to show photographs from social networking sites such as Facebook and others. Some these frames even have their own e-mail address so you can e-mail a photograph directly to the frame for a loved one to view. A new project on Kickstarter called the Instacube reminds me of a web connected digital photo frame made specifically for Instagram.
If you’re on Facebook, you have certainly seen Instagram photos before, it’s impossible to avoid them these days. Some of the filters Instagram offers makes for some very artistic photos, and if you like to show off your own Instagram photos the Instacube on Kickstarter right now may be the perfect way to do so. The device promises to display your photographs from Instagram wirelessly at three times the size you get to view the pictures at on your mobile phone.
Once configured, photographs from Instagram are pushed out to the Instacube automatically in real time. As soon as you take a photo, it can be viewed on the frame. The idea behind the product is a living canvas with a big display. The images will be displayed on the device at a resolution of 600 x 600, and the screen is touch sensitive.
Photos will be streamed to the Instacube using special hash tags so only the images you want to be displayed will show up. Set up promises to be straightforward needing only access to your wireless network and your Instagram account. The project is seeking $250,000 and with 30 days to go and has already raised $123,906 from 1109 backers. If you want to pre-order your own Instacube there are 49 left at a price of $99.