In the past couple of years we’ve seen the rise of large digital picture frames, which try to justify their exorbitant prices with a gallery of curated images. A company called Pins Collective is doing the same thing from the opposite end of the spectrum with its wearable backlit LCD display.
The Digital Pin’s LCD measures 1.3″ and displays up to 262,000 colors. The pin lasts up to 74h when it’s showing a still image, and 2.5h when displaying your favorite animated gif.
You’ll be able to download, create and send images to the pin via its iOS and Android apps.
When it launches, the Digital Pin will be just that – a pin with a digital display on it. But Pins Collective promised that it will launch an SDK so that developers can come up with new applications for the pin.
Like its huge siblings, the biggest drawback with the Digital Pin is its price. As of this writing, you’ll need to pledge at least $59 (USD) on Kickstarter to receive the pin as a reward. That’s crazy expensive for a single button, but that’s the price we need to pay to be able to wear Krumping Marge, Pepes and Crying MJs.