Frequently Asked Questions
Founders Story of Dimitri -
The actual founder of the FRAMEN Player idea was my little daughter Mira Viktoria (now 2 years old). Many young parents take a lot of photos when they become the first time daddy and mommy - so we did too! It’s one of the most incredible moments of human beings when you enjoy the beauty of life seeing how your kids grow and learn from day to day. First time lifting their head, rolling around, making their first steps and start to speak.
Problem to solve
Photography is one of the best inventions in the human history, to hold these moments forever! But in the smartphone era, the amount of photos is just overwhelming and due to the lack of time to sort them out, print or photobook its just frustrating. It's actually available in our clouds & phones, but we cant catch up all the moments we should enjoy and remember again. I was so annoyed that in 2016 was still no convenient answer to all the photos in the clouds. Classical digital picture frames didn’t catch up with the internet era and the aesthetics of them are just disgusting.
After many evenings and beers among friends and other like-minded patrons, we decided to re-invent the way how we consume and enjoy photography in a digital age! After almost 2 years of prototyping, software development, many optimization processes we think we accomplished the most beautiful and smartest digital photography accessory in the world.
The FRAMEN Player is a very elegant object, connected, social and it brings your best shots, memories and your most important people or passions in your everyday life. We hope this very deep and personal story is in a kind also inspirational to many other people at Kickstarter!Last updated:
Yes! We checked now for several countries and offer any country besides USA and Europe too!
It's a bit higher price, but we will refund any cent if we can make it cheaper.
Now you can pledge the 299€ (Global Shipping) +50.
For many other countries, we will pay around 120€ or 150$ to deliver the FRAMEN Player. Sometimes we can make it for 40€, then we will refund it to you :)
Before we send, you can always get your money full back if you change your mind!
Your FRAMEN TeamLast updated:
You can find all the Tech Specs in the project description - or click the link below:
Display size 55 cm (21.5 inches)
Low Consuption LED Backlight IPS Screen
Full HD 1920 x 1080 black matte
Contrast Ration 1000: 1
Wide angle 80/80/80/80
Aspect Ration 16: 9
built in speakers 2x 5watt
WiFi with 802.11b/g/n
bluetooth low energy
quick start guide
Power adapter CE approved AC power adapter (AC input 100-240V, DC input 12V 2A) 35W maximum power
They stream via WiFi, so you click play on the phone and then the Player connects with the cloud (e.g. you could turn off the phone, the player would not stop to stream next pictures).Last updated:
Yes! You can stream different playlists per FRAMEN Player.Last updated:
Yes, by shipping it will be ready!
- Many Features Are already in place see Update Nr.7 about the App.
- We will bring it to next Monthly updates
- cropping, playtime, transitions, connect with social media, background music, sharing & more!
Big leap improvements til December compared to the already available app!Last updated:
Yes! If you want to own this product, and NOT pay any ongoing fees, you can simply send photos to it at any time, from your phone and soon computer (2GB cloud storage + 4GB internal non-cloud).
You get also a set of free Playlists of curated photography for moods!Last updated:
Yes! Just edit your pledge price manually and add + 20€ for premium. To be on save side drop us a message at any time, or inconvenience. We will assist you <3Last updated:
There is no difference between the FRAMEN Players, besides the color white or black.
You get for 199€ a very limited amount of the FRAMEN Player for this price. After that you get still for a great price the same FRAMEN Player in black or white.Last updated:
The FRAMEN Player works also when your phone is offline or your WiFi interrupts - we preload one pic and then its on even when your wifi modem is off. The Player has also 4GB on board, we will continue to develop the "offline-mode". On the backside, you have an SD-Card Slot and 3 USB slots.
Currently, the Player communicate over the cloud in order to enable you to share the moments also with your family & friends. Even if our server has problems, many Photos from the curated Playlist are distributed from different server sources.
We will bring an update soon so that you can connect with your Google photos account - so that all your memories collected over the past years will be always available and you decide where you want to upload your pics.Last updated:
-> Connect to Wifi via remote control/mouse (Android OS)
-> Start FRAMEN Play App on the device
-> Download the mobile app on your phone
-> Connect via QR code (see gif)Last updated:
-> Like Alexa needs an internet connection to process new requests
-> Can display the last pic, even when WiFi modem is off/ interruptedLast updated:
-> Vision: We want to be the "Spotify for photos" and stunning curated photography&art
-> Design: is perfect for the Wall (see our instagram.com/myframen )
-> Passepartout makes it a lot more appealing and harmonizes with normal picture frames
-> Size: bigger than the average nixplays. We have the 55cm display (21"), perfect size
-> Vertical: Is how smartphones are, photo stories are, and the next generation digital photography on the wall
-> over 100.000 curated photo playlists! Just tap and enjoy the best shots of the worldLast updated:
-> Gif is supported, playlist coming soon
-> Video is supported, the feature is under development
-> Its Android-based, so you can install any app from Playstore like Youtube!Last updated:
-> Yes we have a mounting wall included for free (e.g. nixplay charges for that 19,99$)
-> Vertical & Horizontal hanging possible
-> Also a standing mechanism available (see the blueprint on our page)Last updated:
-> Its a premium account to unlock more than 100.000 curated photography playlists & art
-> You can add the premium to your FRAMEN Player pledge, just add +20€ see FAQ for details
-> The App works also soon as standalone on your TV (without the gadget FRAMEN Player)
-> Just imagine you could get Spotify / Apple music for 5 years!!! just for 20€/23$Last updated:
-> We work with the German engineering company Zühlke,
-> We have been at the IFA Consumer Electronics Fair
-> We just invited over 70 tech journals to review our FRAMEN Players
-> The tests we made on 3 devices show now quality change for 11 months!Last updated:
-> Free usage possible without premium / monthly subscription
-> FRAMEN Player users will have 1-year premium for free included!
-> If you want to continue it's on a monthly basis (also monthly cancelation)Last updated:
-> Yes, you have still 30.000 curated playlists with 5photos / playlist
-> You will be able to create own playlist and share them (up to 2GB cloud storage free)
-> See here Free vs. Premium https://bit.ly/2Ksqr0t (or on the project page)Last updated:
We have over 100.000 curated playlists of photography on many topics like travel, mood, cities, nature, fashion, texture,...
Most of these photos are copyright free, we have already conversations with publishers, photographers, artists, galleries. The premium content will improve month by month!
The photos are landscape and portrait, so you can change the Players orientation in settings and you get the best format.
We create this Spotify feeling - ease of use and great choice!Last updated:
We are a Startup of ex-Professionals from the Industry and we all feel the same pain. We want to set free photography from any cloud and that why we start with the FRAMEN Player.
Our Cloud Framework is designed to be open to any source of photography, and since Mai 2018 we can also integrate the Google Photos API. Many Providers do not open their APIs (e.g. Apple). We will develop the product continuously on e.g. integrating Music and Social Media.
Also we collaborate with journals, magazins, influencer, big brands, galleries, art collections and museums to create a marketplace around many topics for the FRAMEN App.Last updated:
Yes! Updates on Player & App
We will add more and more Services over time, also voice control like Alexa and Music like Spotify. We cant do everything at once but step by step we want to create a photo streaming platform and not a photo storage cloud ;)Last updated:
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