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Liberating Instagram photos from your smart device, Instacube feeds your favorite images wirelessly at 3x the size.

$750,000 Stretch Goal: SPEAKERS!!! 

We Can Do It! All it takes is every one of you telling one friend how amazing Instacube is and getting them to support our vision. Instacube with speakers is expected to retail for $199- this is the cheapest it will ever be offered. Just imagine how amazing Instacube will be with sound!? We can't do it without you, so help us spread the word! Only three days left! 

INSTASALE! 3 for $349! Grab a friend and let's reach our Goal!

Lover's Pair Now $239!

We hit our $500k Stretch Goal: Facebook Integration in now a reality!

You've all been throwing out some great suggestions and we have been listening. Our team of engineers and designers have been working hard to explore the addition of Facebook photos to Instacube and we have deemed it doable!

Facebook Streaming will be Unlocked When We Hit $500k!
Facebook Streaming will be Unlocked When We Hit $500k!

This is HUGE news! This won't interfere with the purity of your Instagram experience on Instacube, but rather will compliment it -- allowing you to stream photos from your friends and family all over the globe.

Spread the word and let's keep making Instacube even more incredible!

"Instacube is a hip, Android-based digital photo frame for your Instagram feeds"- Engadget

"Multiple users can all push photos to a single Instacube, making it a social animal." -CNET

"We’ve uncovered a number of creative ways to display Instagram photos, but none is perhaps as ideal as Instacube"- Mashable

“This is the next big thing for photo viewing. Photos deserve to be big and beautiful and are meant to be shared around something larger than a smartphone. This is a great device.”
- Dave Smith, International Business Times

"Here's your next runaway Kickstarter hardware hit."
- Stacy Cowley, CNNMoney

"Instacube is a classy nod to the makers and community of Instagram."- Bam Suppipat, Head of Design, Nomiku

"Much like every social conference should include a tweet wall, every party should have an Instacube... The party just became interactive."
- Andy Morales, Matters of Grey

"The Instacube rocks - we will be snapping up several Instacubes, as we have been waiting excitedly for this latest launch from our friends at D2M. Nice work delivering another cool design!"
-Craig Ciesla, CEO, Tactus Technology

"We kijken zeker uit naar de Instacube, je eigen digitale canvas voor Instagram." Which translates to: "We're looking forward to the Instacube, your own digital canvas for Instagram"- Nick Kiran, AppelStijl.nl (One of the largest Apple review sites in the Netherlands)

Instacube "Classic"
Instacube "Classic"
When we hit our $400k stretch goal, Instacube in Black and White will be unlocked!
When we hit our $400k stretch goal, Instacube in Black and White will be unlocked!

Instacube's Unique Partnership with SmartThings

Today, we’re thrilled to announce a unique partnership between two Kickstarter projects - SmartThings and Instacube! Together, we’re making the Instacube smart.

We will be working with the creators of SmartThings to integrate their technology into Instacube. Imagine the possibilities:

• Elegant, visual notifications for the events in your life that matter most, including someone arriving at your door, your pet leaving, or a reminder that you’ve left the garage door open right before you head to bed - without taking your phone out of your pocket.
• A beautiful, touchscreen interface for controlling the physical world around you, such as your lights, doors or air conditioning
• The presence awareness of SmartThings can drive Instacube to turn on or off and to display the photo stream of the user who is present enabling many intelligent interactions.
• Integrated SmartApps such as “Morning Routine” that can turn Instacube on as an alarm, get the coffee brewing, and turn on the bathroom lights

If you love Instacube, please consider backing SmartThings.

We'll be keeping you in the know as we work out all the fun new features we'll be able to offer now that we're partnering with SmartThings -- the possibilities really are endless.

So please spread the word. Everyone benefits if more things in our life become smart, especially Instacube!

We Love Instagram
We use it. Obsessively. Instagram represents a whole new way of sharing and viewing photos. It's a unique experience that puts photo-sharing front-and-center, and Instagram does it better than anyone else.

Photos are pushed to your Instacube real-time.
Photos are pushed to your Instacube real-time.


Instacube: A Living Canvas
When designing Instacube, John Whaley (D2M's Head of Industrial Design) was inspired by the idea of creating a living canvas that pushes beautiful images to a stand-alone device as they happen -- all on a big, beautiful display. No need to launch an app on your smartphone and squint at tiny images. Instacube makes enjoying your Instagrams more enjoyable than ever before.  You are now free to effortlessly enjoy, display and show-off beautiful Instagrams in your home or office, all day long.

Wake up to sunrises pushed from your friends around the world!
Wake up to sunrises pushed from your friends around the world!


Finally... Instagrams at Full-Resolution

If you've ever downloaded your Instagrams to your computer, you'll notice that they export at just over 600x600 pixels. We've chosen a display that matches that resolution, pushing your Instagrams to you just as they should be -- in the moment they're taken, and at full resolution. That's why we've chosen to develop Instacube with a 600x600 LCD touch screen display.

Stream to your Instacube using Hashtags
Stream to your Instacube using Hashtags


Easy To Setup, Easy To Use

Setup is in 3 easy steps.  Plug it in, connect to your home wireless network, then log in with your Instagram account and you're done!  Using it is just as easy.  Turn it on and your stream is there waiting for you.  Use the touch screen to navigate through your stream just as you would on your phone.

Log in using your Instagram account
Log in using your Instagram account


It's Tactile
There are three tactile buttons on top.  One is for power.  The second one toggles between your Instagram feeds. The third one allows you to "Like" the photos you love using the heart-shaped button. Bypass the ones you don't using the touch screen display.  

Toggle through your feeds. "Like" the photos you love. Bypass the ones you don't.
Toggle through your feeds. "Like" the photos you love. Bypass the ones you don't.


It runs Android.

We believe in open platforms to spur creativity and innovation.  Right now we're 100% focused on making the Instacube work seamlessly with Instagram so that we deliver the best user experience possible, but we hope to add new features and applications in the future and would love to eventually open it up to the developer community.

Instacube...Anywhere You Go
Yes, it truly is wireless in every sense of the word.  In addition to the powerful WiFi b/g/n wireless data connectivity, we've also loaded Instacube up with a rechargeable lithium battery so that you can untether it and move it wherever  you want.  

Instacube has an internal Lithium Ion battery, so it's cable-free and ready to wander with you.
Instacube has an internal Lithium Ion battery, so it's cable-free and ready to wander with you.

Who should buy Instacube?
We think any current Instagram user will love our Instacube as a fun, new way to enjoy Instagram photos in the home, office or anywhere you've got a wireless connection, but it's not just for consumers.  We believe that if you're a business owner, then Instacube can also be a powerful and innovative way to communicate and interact with your customers.  Imagine the brand building possibilities as your customers use your company's product or service and post their experiences to the Instacubes in your stores.

Enjoy Instacube... Anywhere!
Enjoy Instacube... Anywhere!


How it Works.

Log into your Instagram account using the touch screen keyboard, and bam! You're up and running. Photos from your Instagram feed will start pushing to Instagram immediately. Use the Toggle button at the top of Instacube to switch between viewing your own photos, the photos of your friends, and the "popular" feed.

Collector's Edition Instacube: "Vintage Spring!"

We're offering a limited-quantity Collector's Edition Instacube, available only here on Kickstarter. Each "Vintage Spring" Instacube will be individually numbered (n/1000) and engraved with your Instagram handle or name (optional). Get one while you can -- once they're gone, "Vintage Spring" will never be offered again. 

"Vintage Spring" Collector's Limited Edition Instacube
"Vintage Spring" Collector's Limited Edition Instacube

Instacube T-shirt

Instacube Designer John Whaley has designed this sweet retro inspired ringer T for all of our fabulous $35 Reward Backers.

Technical Specifications
Here are the nitty-gritty specs for you techies:

• ARM Processor
• 4GB Internal Flash Memory
• 256MB RAM
• 7.5" Square Frame
• 6.5" Square LCD Active Viewing & Touch Area
• 600x600 Screen Resolution
• Built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi
• Capacitive Touch Screen Display
• Android OS


How The Project Funds Will Be Used
All funds will go directly towards the development and manufacturing of the Instacube including:

• Buying components and materials
• Building production tooling
• Building prototypes and engineering samples
• Manufacturing services
• Safety and agency testing fees


Our G
ame Plan
All of the design work will be completed by our team in Silicon Valley and the supply chain and manufacturing work will be handled by our team in Hong Kong.  We will be working with a manufacturer and vendors based mostly in Shenzhen or Dongguan, China. 

The target launch of the Instacube is in Q2 2013.  We'll constantly update you on the progress as we hit our milestones.

This is the D2M | Design to Matter team in Silicon Valley, where Instacube was created.
This is the D2M | Design to Matter team in Silicon Valley, where Instacube was created.


We Design Products and Incubate Companies.

Here at D2M | Design to Matter, we work with our clients to take products to the market every day. We're a design consultancy with over 18 years of experience in Silicon Valley. Our office in Hong Kong facilitates sourcing and manufacturing for our clients (some of whom have ran kickstarter campaigns) so we really do understand every part of the product design, development and manufacturing process. We are designers, we are engineers, we are entrepreneurs and we are very excited to bring our latest idea to you!

D2M's team in Hong Kong is ready to start engineering development and manufacturing of Instacube -- but we need your help!
D2M's team in Hong Kong is ready to start engineering development and manufacturing of Instacube -- but we need your help!

FAQ

  • UPS Ground within the United States is included at all backer tiers

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  • Yes! We want the Living Canvas to travel across the globe. Internationally shipping, however is not included in the backer rates. Shipping costs will be determined as our distribution numbers become more clear. Don't worry, we'll keep you informed every step of the way and are working to keep this cost as minimal as possible.

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  • 110V-220V USB Power Adapter with U.S. Prongs & Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery

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  • Absolutely! Just add up the totals of your desired levels and pledge that much- be sure and select the backer reward that is limited (if one of your selections is) as they are selling out fast. When the campaign is over, we will send out a survey that will allow you to indicate how many Instacubes you ordered and where you would like them shipped.

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    Every little bit counts! Since we love your support, we'll give your Instagram handle a special shout-out on our website. Tag your photos with #Instacube to connect with our growing community!

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    For your generous donation, we'll hook you up with a super fly American Apparel® Instacube T-Shirt! You'll be able to show off to the world that you supported this awesome kickstarter project!

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    Early Adopter Special! One "Classic" Instacube. There are only 1,000 Instacubes at this sweet price, and they are reserved exclusively for our first Kickstarter supporters!

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    One "Classic" Instacube. It's sexy, and because you want it first, Kickstarter is the only place we're offering the presale.

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    Early Adopter "Lover's Pair!" Two "Classic" Instacubes offered at a super low price! Instacube makes a great gift and we're confident if you love Instacube, you have a loved one who will too!

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    We love you and we wanted to offer a few more Instacube "Lover's Pairs" at a special Kickstarter price. This reward is only open from 9/13-9/21 so grab this sweet deal while you can!

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    Collector's Limited Edition Instacube! This is a VIP batch just for VIP Kickstarter backers! One "Vintage Spring" Instacube in Kickstarter Green, individually numbered ___/1000 and laser engraved with your Instagram handle or name (optional). This is the only time we will ever offer Instacube in this amazing throwback retro green!

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    "Lover's Pair" of Instacubes. Two "Classic" Instacubes for him and her, him and him, her and her, home and work, grandparent and grandkid, near and far or any other combo you can come up with! Since you're willing to buy two, we're willing to give you a price break off of retail :).

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    Instacube Backer Blowout! For our final three days, we're offering a sultry Instacube Trio in any color combination you desire for a fraction of the anticipated $199 retail price.

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    Instacube Six-Pack. Cheers to you and your extended friends & family or boutique shop!

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    Instacube "Baller Pack!" Nine Instacubes and an invitation to our VIP CES Penthouse Party in Las Vegas this January. (Transportation and accommodations are not included... but this will be the #BestPartyatCES we promise!)

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    10 Instacubes, custom skinned & designed just for you with the promise of first dibs on orders for retail next March! Email for more details

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    Instacube Design Experience! Looking to make some custom Instacubes for your business or clients? Join us for an Instacube Design Session & Adventure with Instacube Designer John Whaley at D2M's office in Mountain View, CA! E-mail for more details on this once in a lifetime opportunity! We will hook you up with Instacubes and the experience will blow your mind. We promise. (Transportation and accommodations are not included but a great time is assured.)

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