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Instacube is a Fancy Digital Picture Frame for Sharing Instagram Photos

Want to enjoy your favorite Instagram feeds through a picture frame on your wall or desk? Instacube is a product designed for you. Created by design group D2M, the Android-powered frame is completely designed around viewing and interacting with Instagram photographs.

The device features a 600×600 LCD touch screen that matches the resolution of full-sized Instagram pictures. Powered by Android OS, the device is activated in three simple steps: plug it in, connect it to the web, and then log in using your Instagram account. It’ll then start displaying your Instagram feeds’ photos live as they’re shared. Don’t have that many friends on the service? You can set it to display photos based on a particular hashtag.

The top of the device has three buttons: power, feed switching, and a heart for “Liking”.

It’s not just for ordinary photo-lovin’ consumers; business can use the device as well:

We think any current Instagram user will love our Instacube as a fun, new way to enjoy Instagram photos in the home, office or anywhere you’ve got a wireless connection, but it’s not just for consumers. We believe that if you’re a business owner, then Instacube can also be a powerful and innovative way to communicate and interact with your customers. Imagine the brand building possibilities as your customers use your company’s product or service and post their experiences to the Instacubes in your stores.

That’s a neat idea, as long as mischievous customers don’t start posting inappropriate images or photos of competitors’ projects!

Here are some technical specs of the device itself: it features an ARM processor, 4GB of internal flash memory, 256MB RAM, a 7.5-inch body, a 6.5-inch screen, built-in 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, a capacitive touchscreen, and Android OS.

Here’s a video that’ll give you a better idea of how it works:

The team is currently looking to raise $250,000 through Kickstarter to bring the product to market. They’re nearly there, as over a thousand people have pledged already. You can preorder one by pledging $150 toward the project.

If they succeed in making the Instacube, they should definitely look into making a cube for other popular photo sharing services out there! Imagine if you could buy a Flickrcube, Pincube, 500pxcube, or Facecube.


 
  • Satureyes

    Please spare us from more Instasham hell.

  • http://about.me/bmwgeek Dave Reynolds

    To borrow from Steve Jobs’ reaction to the ESPN phone, this is the dumbest f**king idea I have ever heard.

  • http://sciencevsromance.net joshc

    Is this just going to be ultra low resolution? 600 pixels per 6.5 inches?

  • Shape Analyst

    umm… thats not a cube – “insta rectangular prism” maybe

  • Tom

    Instaturd

  • Bingo

    It’s a rounded rectangle… I hear the Apple lawyers sharpening their knives.

  • jdm8

    I think it looks clunky. I would just use an inexpensive tablet and call it good.

    OK, they have money to develop the product, more power to them. The page doesn’t mention acquiring trademark rights from Instagram, it’s easy to blow all that backer money on a trademark lawsuit.

  • Stu Douglass

    Actually, anything is better then the garbage Apple has produced or should I say has stolen. From the response on Kickstarter it appears that the public believes the instacube is going to be a big hit. Oh well……………………