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Electric Objects, a Digital Picture Frame That Doesn’t Suck, Available on Kickstarter

There are plenty of digital picture frames on the market, most of which totally suck, purchasable for about $30 from Walgreens. You upload family photos or anything else you might like to see, displaying them proudly in your home or at the office. The idea is sweet, but the hardware used for these products is anything but premium.

Finally, a Kickstarter has been started online, which brings high-grade hardware along with high-grade works of art right to your home for you and your family to enjoy.

Electric Objects is a project out of New York, NY, with a goal of $25,000 to get this hardware onto the market. At the time of this writing, they have smashed that goal, reaching nearly $700,000 in funding.

Electric Objects

So what makes Electric Objects different? Well, first off, the device is powered by a 1GHz dual-core A9 processor with 1GB of RAM, 3G graphics accelerator, and 2GB of flash memory. The display, which is the most important component, is a 23″ 1080p IPS display with built-in anti-glare technology. The goal is to have a digital picture frame that produces stunning works of art on your wall, while also making the frame itself look good. The displays are powered with WiFi connectivity, which will allow you to curate your artwork with a mobile app for iOS and Android devices.

If you are interested in getting your very own Electric Objects picture frame, they start at $299 for either a Black or White model. The prices go up from there, topping out at $5,000 for a business pack, which includes five displays.

Below, watch the full video from the founders of the project, explaining how the system works.

Kickstarter Link

  • chris_johns

    for 300 bucks ill nail a tablet or flat screen monitor to my wall

  • carl rainey

    I wonder if it could display photos that look like the ones in Harry Potter?

  • bryoneill11

    This is a rip off!!! the price is too high, theres no screen (they dont want the glare, yeah right), use the amount of energy that a light bulb, and they dont support landscape mode??? Are you kiding me? The aspect ratio its a joke!

    Color E ink now!!!

  • Tom Z

    23″ Monitor $150 + Chromecast $35 = $185 machine capable of more than just displaying art!

  • Voltism

    Why do people always fund these things over ten times what the original goal was

    • sirmeili

      Because you often get some kind of incentive for “funding” them. So if they have 30 days, and they say “If you fund X, we’ll give you one of our Widgets, which will normally be twice that amount”.

      I mean, if I told you that you could buy a car for $15k that was worth $30k, would you not do it? Would it matter if the seller was originally looking to only make 100k? I mean as long as they’ll continue to off that deal, why not take it?

  • Liquidretro

    Not a fan of the aspect ratio.

  • guest

    Ill wait for China to make a replica for $99 that will ship before backers get theirs lol.

  • Somebody in this thread is drastically exaggerating their wealth not pointing any arrows ↕↕ Lol. But anyway couldn’t you just buy a couple of those screens that they have in the McDonald’s that they use as menus and a couple Chromecast dongles, run it all off a tablet and come out cheaper? I’m just saying. I’ve never been into digital frames anyway unless I can slap some replica Picasso and Basquiat’s on it lol even then though I don’t think I’d be interested.

    • LivinInThe_808


    • You mean me. Oh well, sorry I shouldn’t flaunt it.

      • Yes you, funny thing is I know some folks with money and if you had a 50,000 gallon fish tank and your kids share a main hall that would mean you’re a millionaire, a millionaire wouldn’t be on a tech site bragging about spending 5g’s because that’s chump change that’s your lady’s Hermes bag it’s nothing. Another problem I have with your “persona” is your wealth is in no way related to this topic yet you come here to brag about your life. This is Droid-Life not Life of the Douchebag impersonators. You’re not rich you’re just starving for attention and acceptance. Stop it. You’re probably pulling double shifts at the fast food joints you claim you own to make ends meet and living your fantasy life on the net, pretending your Honda is a Ferrari.

        • JSo
        • Cory
        • LOL. Come to NH and come see my House. Bedford NH. Look it up. Again call Dunkin Donuts and they will give you all the info on franchise’s in NH and Mass if you ask. Call Wendys as well. I have money. Lots of it. I wont the lottery in 2000 and open my first dunkins in 2001. I still work because I was raised middle class and saw how hard my family had it at times. I enjoy working. I hang out here because this is were I get the info on whats going on. I dont have friends in high places that can feed me this info. Find me and you will see the truth. I dont need to work at all. Unlike you.

          • Cory

            Aww, look. He’s getting all worked up because someone called him out. Major spelling mistakes, sir. Move on, troll.

          • Spelling lol. I dont care. Type to fast to care. I dont need to prove anything to any of you. None of you are in my class at all. Find me like I said. Do some dame work and find me and see.

          • Kevin

            sheesh, for a wealthy person you are awfully insecure… keep saying you dont care what we think and you dont have to prove anything, yet continuing to bicker with us pee-ons.

      • Word to the wise for your next stunt, people with money don’t talk about it. Take that knowledge to the next website you decide to tell lies on.

        • Funny because friends of mine that have money always talk about it. I never say how much I have just that I have it. I dont need to wait for anything to get it. Neither do my kids.

      • talkingshit

        IDLE 0095 (Robert)
        Works at Verizon Communications
        Attended New Hampshire Technical Institute
        Lives in Oak Island, Chester, NS, Canada

        • CaptainDisillusion

          Lol he immediately made the video private. Troll averted. Well done, m’gooch.

          • talkingshit

            He edited all his comments too, and he took off that he works for Verizon on his google plus page.. What a douche.

        • Lol wow what a loser. Who pretends they are rich on the Internet with the exception of 16 year olds. Sad world we live in.

        • Kevin

          i wonder if he only ended up getting $800 for his 05 dodge stratus so he could buy a used minivan like he was complaining about in one of his reviews. you’d think with his enormous wealth, he’d have a really yukon or escalade

  • Wait, these guys just invented the Chromecast!

    • JSo

      Lol. True story

  • I just did one of the $1500 and one of the $5000. I hope this pans out to be good. My business’s and home will use these.

    • NeilGeorge

      So what kind of business do you own 😛

      • Kevin

        possessive, not plural ones.

      • I own a 10 Wendys in the New England area. I also own 13 dunkin donuts in NH and Mass. These are going in my corp offices. I have a partnership in a communications business as well in NH.

        • NeilGeorge

          Cool 🙂 want to open one Dunkin Donuts in Sacramento, CA 😛

          • Good Luck. You need to know some one to invite you into the franchise. My wife’s Best Friends grand father owns 3 in Vermont and thats how I started back in 2001. I also won a lottery in late 2000 that’s why I decided to get into a franchise.

          • JMonkeYJ

            My cousin’s girlfriend’s half-uncle owns a bank an he just lets me come over and take money out of the vault whenever I want. It’s a pretty sweet deal.

          • Cory

            I really hope you do because I live in Sacramento and I would love a Dunkin here

      • jmashis

        He sells bridges.

  • OligarchyAmbulance

    Stick a computer monitor on your wall. Same price, same result.

  • JSo

    $300 for a digital picture frame? Nope.

    • Yes it well worth it. Spend the green. I guess we all dont have it. I got the $1500 and $5000 package and I cant wait.

      • calculatorwatch

        Hahaha. You sound like a dick. I guess all that money doesn’t fill the hole on the inside if you have to go online to brag about it.

        • Mech_Engr_09

          I’m sure he gets his holes filled. Not with money though 😉 haha

  • Ryan N

    Would be great for admiring the 360 renders EV leaked yesterday…

  • mcdonsco

    Cool…but expensive…and sorry, but CEO looks like he’s 12.

  • Fahad Beg

    why would you get the business pack for $5000 when you get 5 displays for $1500 instead.

    • Nathan Borup

      I think that the price is also including the extras in the business pack including original artwork created by a resident artist

      • Fahad Beg

        I just saw that. maybe. if you think its worth it. but for $5000 you could almost 16 displays

        • Nathan Borup

          its really more just for supporting the company as they start… just like any kickstarter really does

    • I just did one of the $1500 and one of the $5000.

  • WCM3

    Is $299 kinda high? I love the idea though..

    • King Lo

      It’s about right. That covers the cost of the panel and the hardware and still leave them with a decent profit margin.

  • Mordecaidrake

    If it wasn’t $300 I’d probably pledge.

    • $300 is nothing. Live a little.

      • Mordecaidrake

        Oh in that case, sign me up!

  • bout time… i love the idea of digital picture frames but the current market is just ugly and gross

  • Dale

    Dang. Why didn’t I think of this? *facepalm*

    • turdbogls

      LOL, Right?

      • Im sure it dims out at night time. But in my house I have a giant 50,000 gallon fish tank in the middle of my house that is lite during the day and at night had moon lighting so it lights almost most of my living space. The master bedroom has a window that fades to black at night time to hide the tank. My kids room (all four of them) share a main hall way and that were you can see the tank. I said all this because my house is like a giant night light so picture frames are not bad imo.

        • talkingshit

          I agree with the night light, we have a 125,000 gallon fish tank in our bedroom that uses a shared wall with the two lane bowling alley and our builder was able to prevent the light from spilling into the bedroom from the bowling lanes but was we didn’t want the light transmission to be blocked coming into the alley, if that makes sense.

          • Exactly, you’re thinking the same thing I’m thinking.

          • 125K really. LOL. Thats just insane to big and I really think this is a joke.

          • JSo

            The sarcasm is strong with this one. lol

        • JMonkeYJ

          At my house, each of my six children have their own 25,000 gallon fish tank. They are connected by a series of tubes to the main 100,000 gallon fish tank, which is visible from all other rooms and also by astronauts on the ISS. The 100,000 gallon main fish tank has its own 50,000 gallon fish tank which is only visible to the fish inside of the main tank and is a sort of special fish paradise. I purchased 3 of the $5000 Kickstarter bundles.

          • Show me the proof you bought 3 of the $5k bundles. I’m sorry you guys don’t have money like I do. I wish everyone was successful in life. Maybe I should flaunt it like I do. too use to it I guess. If any one of you knew me you would know my life style and what I do and own. I’m sorry most of DL readers are middle to low class. Unlike most of you when I say I bought something I did. I wish you could see my daily paypal spending alone. As well as my Bank accounts. Then maybe I wouldn’t get these stupid reply’s.

          • Kevin

            the fact that you dont know how to pluralize words makes me believe you arent smart enough to run all these businesses. let’s see some pics of your arena sized living room that holds that 50,000 gallon fish tank.

          • We can, screenshot and attach it or shut up

          • And everybody knows about the fake bank account app so don’t even try it.

          • Aria Saarkia

            Can a mod get this idiot banned please?

          • JSo
          • Cory

            If I could upvote this 5000x I would. LMFAO

      • ddh819

        does anyone make a 23″ e-ink display?

        • JSo


      • calculatorwatch

        1080p on a 23″ screen is really not good enough if you’re trying to make an ultra-realistic looking digital picture frame. The best thing about real artwork is when you get up close to it and see all the detail. This is just another digital toy.