Since its launch in October of 2010, Instagram has inspired many a product meant to help you print, use and interact with the photos you take on the service. And one of the newer, cooler Instagram-related products we recently ran across is Cubee: an illuminating Instagram photo cube.
Designed specifically to display your square-copped Instagram images, the 3”x3”x3” Cubee is currently in the process of being crowdfunded on Kickstarter before it can begin illuminating bed-side and coffee tables the world over.
The creation of a Cubee begins with a dedicated website that lets you log into your Instagram account. Once connected, you can personalize five sides of your cube with your favorite Instagram photos, leaving, of course, one side blank since it’ll be lying flat against whatever you set it on.
Once you’ve selected your images, you can cleverly preview your Cubee through the 360º simulator (pictured above) that’s built into the site, just to make sure your photos look exactly how you want them to.
Next, you order. If you’re content with how it looks, you fill out the required payment and shipping information and your Cubee will be on its way to becoming a physical product.
Your photos are printed on Kodak Universal Backlit Film to ensure quality, and the light that will make your photos glow beautifully is a 3400K warm white LED that is designed to last over 100k hours, or roughly 11.5 years if it’s on 24/7.
As for keeping the glow, the light is powered by a lithium battery that is rechargeable using the included USB connector.
As of this writing, 31 people can still hop in on the ‘early bird special’ and secure a Cubee for only $25. After the special is over, the price goes up to $30. For additional print sets, you can add $5 to any tier.
There’s no mention of how much Cubee will retail for if it goes into production, but it’s a safe bet it will be more expensive than the pledge amounts early supporters are being offered.
As of right now, Cubee has been selected as a Kickstarter Staff Pick and secured $2,500 of its $9,000 pledge with 31 days left to go. If funded, the first backers will begin receiving their Cubees sometime in late-November, with the remainder shipping out in the following weeks.
To test the website and see what the creation process looks like, click here for an interactive demo. If, on the other hand, you’re ready to get yourself one of the first Cubees or would like to read more about the product, just head on over to the Kickstarter campaign.