X

This website uses cookies.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Cookie Policy.

I agree
Learn More
Great Geek Gifts in the Technabob Shop!Get Technabob Daily: Join our Mailing List! | Follow Us: Facebook | Twitter
Awesomer Media Sites: THE AWESOMER | MIGHTYMEGA | 95OCTANE
subscribe to our rss feedsubscribe via e-mailfollow technabob on twittertechnabob facebook fan pageGoogle+follow us in feedly
Follow Us:
Cool Gadgets, Gizmos, Games and Geek Stuff on Technabob

Electric Objects EO1: The iMac of Digital Picture Frames

by Lambert Varias
Advertisement

The digital picture frame has been around for years. It’s a convenient if unimpressive class of device. So why is Electric Objects’ EO1 getting so much hype and love online? Well for one thing, it was conceptualized by Jake Levine, who used to work at the famous venture capital company Betaworks. The man’s got clout. Also, the EO1 is huge.

electric-objects-eo1-digital-picture-framezoom in

The EO1 has a 23″ 1080p screen that’s meant to be displayed in portrait mode. The device can show static images, animated gifs as well as Javascript animations. The display’s size and resolution combined with its fairly thin bezel should make it a great way to display high-resolution artwork.

electric-objects-eo1-digital-picture-frame-2zoom in

But its dimensions and orientation also means lots of pictures would look awkward on it. It’s not a place for your Instagram pics. To alleviate that problem, Levine and his company are going to build a virtual art gallery. Electric Objects is partnering with museums, libraries and other organizations like Behance to ensure that the EO1 will not want for art. The downside is that many of the pieces will come with a price, but Electric Objects assures us that gallery will have lots of free art as well.

electric-objects-eo1-digital-picture-frame-3zoom in

You’ll be able to change the art on the EO1 via a desktop and a mobile app. Electric Objects says the EO1 is meant to stay wirelessly connected at all times, but it can cache images on its 2GB of flash memory so it won’t turn into a black mirror when your Internet drops out.

The worst thing about the EO1 is – yep – its price. You’ll need to pledge at least $299 (USD) on Kickstarter to get an EO1 as a reward. If you’re a maker, you’re probably in disbelief right now. Here’s the kicker – that price is already heavily discounted and is only for Kickstarter backers. When it officially launches, the EO1 will be sold for $499. The folks at Cupertino must be mad at themselves for not thinking of this spin sooner.

Seriously though, lots of people stick with Apple’s devices mainly because they find OS X and iOS easier to work with. If Electric Objects is able to amass a great – and exclusive – collection of artworks similar to how Apple maintained its software and iOS ecosystem, then the EO1 will be less ridiculous. But for now it’s an expensive coder’s monitor.

Hot Deals in the Technabob Shop:
No items found.



Comments are closed for posts older than 90 days.

More from Awesomer Media...

Daenerys’ Visions

Daenerys’ Visions

K40 RL360i In-car Radar Detector

K40 RL360i In-car Radar Detector

Volvo Iron Knight Big Rig Sets World Speed Records

Volvo Iron Knight Big Rig Sets World Speed Records

A Hot Lap Around VIR in BMW’s M6 GTLM Racer

A Hot Lap Around VIR in BMW’s M6 GTLM Racer

Sonic Screwdriver Bottle Opener

Sonic Screwdriver Bottle Opener

The Many Faces of Doctor Who Dress

The Many Faces of Doctor Who Dress

Advertisement