Buying a new iPad? Can't deal with selling your old one on eBay? iFrame turns your iPad into the ultimate digital picture frame.
A Better Digital Picture Frame
Most digital picture frames really suck. They have low-resolution screens, they're impossible to set up and use, and they're ugly. As a photographer and product designer, I wanted to create something better to display photos on. So I built iFrame.
Beautiful, Tasteful, Functional
iFrame lets you turn your iPad into a beautiful, tasteful, highly functional digital picture frame that doesn’t look like a digital picture frame. Key features include:
- Classic, clean design with beautiful wood or black finish
- No logos or branding
- iPad clips in, clips out for super easy access
- Access the touchscreen and all key iPad functionality (see below for details)
- Top-quality mat creates a strong sense of depth
- Stand it on a table or desk or hang it on a wall
- Works with iPad 1, 2, or 3 ("The New iPad")
- Includes an integrated 6-foot USB cable and charger
- Assembled by hand in San Francisco
An Afterlife for Your Old iPad
Buying the new iPad? Can't deal with the pain of selling your old one on eBay? iFrame is an easy way to breathe new life into your old iPad without jumping through a lot of hoops.
Seconds to Install, Seconds to Remove
Don't worry – your iPad won't be stuck in the iFrame. iFrame is built to make it easy to put in and take out your iPad. To install, just turn two clips, open the hinged back, plug in power, and close the hinged back. You're done. All this takes less than 10 seconds. (We've timed it.) Removing your iPad is even easier.
Not Just a Picture Frame
Of course, since you have access to the touchscreen and all key iPad functionality, you can do much more than just display photos with your iPad when it's in iFrame. iFrame can also turn your iPad into:
- A digital recipe book on a stand in the kitchen
- A tasteful bedside alarm clock
- A desk-side calendar
- A weather report in the living room
- Anything else there's an app for
Available in May
We’ve built several prototypes for ourselves, and we love them. We think you'll love iFrame, too. The plan is to spin up production in April and then start shipping in May.
Thanks for your support!
You say you can access all key iPad functionality. What does that include? What about the home button?
The lock switch, the volume buttons, and the touchscreen are all easily accessible when the iPad is in iFrame. The home button is not itself accessible, but is replaced by the iPad’s “home” gesture (pinch with four or five fingers), which you can enable in Settings. The only thing that is not accessible is the headphone jack.
You say I can hang it on a wall. What about power?
You have three options: you can run the discrete, white USB cable down to an outlet; you can rely on the iPad's 10-hour battery life if you just want iFrame on your wall temporarily to impress friends or family; or you can have an electrician wire up an outlet behind your iFrame. Obviously, the last option is pretty extreme, and only for real digital picture frame aficionados. (For the record – no, I haven't done that myself.)
Does iFrame work with any iPad?
Yes. iFrame will work with any model iPad: iPad 1, iPad 2, and iPad 3 ("The New iPad").
Are you affiliated with Apple in an way?
No. iPad is a trademark of Apple and Apple has absolutely nothing to do with this project.
Are you serious about the name? Don’t you know that <iframe> is an HTML element?
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
pledged of $50,000 goal
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Funding Unsuccessful This project reached the deadline without achieving its funding goal on April 7, 2012.
Mar 8, 2012 - Apr 7, 2012 (30 days)
Pledge $5 or more
Let us know you support this project! We'll send you a big thank you and an iFrame sticker.Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $85 or more
One iFrame. Your choice of walnut or black finish. White four-ply mat. Fits iPad 1, 2, and 3. Includes a 6-foot cable and charger. [Includes USA shipping. Add $30 for international shipping.]Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $210 or more
8 backers Limited (92 of 100 left)
One limited edition iFrame. Your choice of beautiful solid walnut wood frame available in black and coffee stains, or maple with a clear finish. Thicker, premium eggshell white eight-ply mat for increased depth. Fits iPad 1, 2, and 3. Includes a 6-foot cable and charger. Ships before standard iFrames are available. [Includes USA shipping. Add $30 for international shipping.]Estimated delivery: May 2012
Pledge $450 or more
0 backers Limited (20 of 20 left)
One ultra exclusive premium iFrame. Your choice of framing material: ornate gold leaf, silver, mahogany, mirror, and other premium materials available. Includes premium eggshell white eight-ply mat for increased depth. Hand-signed by the creator. Fits iPad 1, 2, and 3. Includes a 6-foot cable and charger. First iFrames to ship – get yours before anyone else. [Includes USA or international shipping.]Estimated delivery: Apr 2012