Instagram, the popular mobile photo app, has zoomed past 80M users. That’s a lot of pictures getting filtered and beamed across the service. Chances are you and your friends are always snapping quick shots to share with each other and leaving cute comments. If that’s you, theInstacube is a perfect addition to the Instagram addiction. It’s a digital photo frame with an ARM processor, 4GB internal flash memory, 256MB RAM, 6.5-inch capacitive touch display, Android back-end and 600x600 resolution that’s native to Instagram.
Making the photo frame work is effortless. Turn it on with a button at the top (one of three), connect to a wireless network, login with Instagram account credentials, and it automatically starts pulling in pictures from your account. The other two buttons are for “liking” a picture instantly, and to skip past feeds that aren’t interesting. Perhaps even more interesting is that the Instacube runs on a lithium ion battery that’s rechargeable, making it easy to pick up and take it with you on the go. The touch display is responsive to allow for skipping past feeds, which is unique. Additionally, the photos are beamed from the phone to the frame in real-time. The entire experience is well put together, a sign of a beautifully constructed product.
The Instacube is an active Kickstarter project with the goal to raise $250K. It has raised $300K+ with 24 days to go. A single Instacube is for sale for $149 with shipping in Q2, 2013.