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Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 14 2014
$40,187
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
162
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Nov 14 2014

About

During the early days of our campaign, we received a tidal wave of support and ideas. As part of this process, we uncovered an opportunity that would allow us to provide a significantly better product at a substantially lower cost. Based on this, we’ve had to make the very difficult decision to cancel our Kickstarter campaign. Get notified when we release our new product.

TechCrunch - The Fireside SmartFrame Surfaces Family Memories From The Cloud

Engadget - Fireside's smart picture frame melds machine learning and good looks

Core77 - Picture This: Billed as Pandora for Photos, Fireside Offers a Smarter Digital Frame

Gizmodo - The Way We Deal With Photos Is Broken. This Company Wants to Fix It

PetaPixel - Fireside SmartFrame is an Intelligent Digital Picture Frame That Shows You Pics You Want to See

With the popularity of cameras, mobile phones and tablets, taking pictures has never been easier, but we really only get to enjoy a small fraction of them.  Fireside’s mission is to unlock all of these hidden memories, and for the first time enable you to effortlessly enjoy them every day.

Fireside is a smart system for your home that makes enjoying all your photos and videos as easy as taking them. The system consists of an intelligent curation and delivery cloud service, and SmartFrame, a revolutionary re-imagining of the digital picture frame.

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Fireside Creates a Personal Family Channel

The Fireside app effortlessly brings all of a family’s photos and videos together to a private, secure place in the cloud, and makes them searchable. 

Then, Fireside’s cloud service uses contextual computing and machine learning to automatically curate and organize libraries of thousands of photos, showing families the content they actually want to see.

For example:

  • If it’s your son’s birthday, Fireside shows him photos of his past birthdays.

  • If it’s your anniversary, Fireside will show you video from your wedding and honeymoon.

  • If it’s cold outside, Fireside can show you skiing and holiday photos.


Photos and Videos Are Part of Your Home with Fireside SmartFrame

Fireside SmartFrame is a complete reinvention of the digital picture frame. It connects to users’ iOS/Android devices and the cloud to seamlessly integrate their curated content into everyday life.  Like art or music, Fireside creates a unique and personal visual ambience that sets an emotional tone in any room.  

SmartFrame is designed to blend into the home.
SmartFrame is designed to blend into the home.
Taking inspiration from furniture and lighting, SmartFrame is crafted with authentic materials such as glass, melamine, chrome and copper--and features a rotating stand mechanism to support both standing on a mantle or hanging on the wall.
Taking inspiration from furniture and lighting, SmartFrame is crafted with authentic materials such as glass, melamine, chrome and copper--and features a rotating stand mechanism to support both standing on a mantle or hanging on the wall.
With its design and continuous delivery of relevant content, Fireside gives families a place to gather and share great memories.
With its design and continuous delivery of relevant content, Fireside gives families a place to gather and share great memories.

What are others saying?

  • “With technologies like fast processors, high resolution displays, a camera on every device and endless memory in the cloud, the time is now for a company like Fireside to solve the dilemma of the hidden snapshots in the digital shoebox. By unifying all of our digital assets and making them ubiquitous across devices and platforms, the potential for new ways of experiencing our content is endless." -Dr. Jon Peddie industry analyst with Jon Peddie Research (JPR)

Fireside App for Phones and Tablets (screenshot)

Fireside SmartFrame (photos)

Fireside SmartFrame (White) - Front View
Fireside SmartFrame (White) - Front View
Fireside SmartFrame (White) - Back View
Fireside SmartFrame (White) - Back View
Fireside SmartFrame (White) - Side View
Fireside SmartFrame (White) - Side View
Fireside SmartFrame (Black) - Front View
Fireside SmartFrame (Black) - Front View
Fireside SmartFrame (Black) - Back View
Fireside SmartFrame (Black) - Back View
Fireside SmartFrame (Black) - Side View
Fireside SmartFrame (Black) - Side View

Fireside has filed patents for the Fireside design and software/service (utility). Fireside is a trademark or registered trademark of Fireside, Inc. All other products and services may be trademarks or service marks of their respective owners.

Risks and challenges

We’ve been working on Fireside for almost two years. Our team is a veteran group of designers, engineers, and coders who are dedicated to bringing Fireside to life. We’ve gone through countless iterations, prototyping, and beta testing. We have had Fireside SmartFrame prototypes and service running in beta homes for more than a year now, and with your help we're ready to mass produce Fireside and make it a reality.

With any hardware project, sourcing the exact parts and materials you desire is always a big effort and there is always some amount of uncertainty until parts are purchased. To protect against this, we have second sourced all components to minimize any problems or challenges we might face in getting the right parts to complete the project and do it in a timely manner.

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    1 YEAR FIRESIDE CLOUD SERVICE for iOS/Android phones and tablets. A $99 value--and a price we won't offer again.

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    EARLY BIRD - WHITE FIRESIDE SMARTFRAME - includes 1 year of Fireside cloud service valued at $99

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    SMARTFRAME FAMILY THREE PACK Your choice of white or black in any combination + includes 1 year of Fireside cloud service for each SmartFrame valued at $298

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