Current Digital picture frames can become fairly power hungry depending on their size, emit an unpleasant glow and look more like computer monitors than a more traditional picture frame. Developer Raphael Stäbler is hoping to change this and has created a unique low-power ePaper picture frame which is equipped with wireless connectivity to provide a complete solution for displaying your digital photographs in a cost-effective and environmentally friendly way. Currently at its proof of concept stage the final production version will be higher quality than the currently pictured working prototypes says Raphael.
Launched via Kickstarter this week the ePaper picture frames are now available from €159 or roughly £137 for early bird backers and the frame is available in either gold or silver finishes depending on your preference. Measuring 8 inches in size the ePaper picture frame offers a 1024 x 768 4bit greyscale resolution and includes a battery that is capable of powering the picture frame for a whole year on a single charge. Watch the demonstration video below to learn more about the unique ePaper picture frame.
“You’ll get a free app for iOS and Android with your picture frame or your DIY Kit. The app will allow you to scale and optimize your images and upload them directly to the frame. Your pictures will automatically be optimized for best compatibility with the 4 bit grayscale display of the picture frame while providing you with a variety of options to choose from. In addition, the app is going to be open source. So, everyone will be able to make improvements or even build their own app. There will be no cloud service and no registration needed in order to use the app.”
For more details and a complete list of all available pledge options including kits you can build yourself, jump over to the official Kickstarter campaign page by following the link below.
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