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LG Electronics to support out of the Box Ideas : ACANVAS – Digital Picture Frame

CANVAS

Acanvas, which is a consumer-facing effort to produce a 23-inch FHD digital picture frame that you hang in your house. The idea of digital picture frames are nothing new, but Acanvas’ approach actually is pretty different. For one thing, there’s an accompanying service that is basically like the Netflix/Hulu of fine art. You’ll be able to pick from thousands of different artists and can change the displayed picture depending on your mood, or to better match the room’s decor. All these changes are made through a companion app, and there’s even the ability to put up pictures you’ve taken.

The other big difference between Acanvas and other digital picture frames is the charger. The Acanvas has a battery life of around five hours but once things get a little low, you don’t need to worry about charging it — it’ll take care of charging itself. Basically, it has a drop down cord that will automatically extend out and make its way downward to a charging plate that is plugged in the nearest wall socket. Certainly a cool idea, but it also means you’ll need to keep the Acanvas fairly close to a wall port at all times.

Acanvas has already started pre-sales on Kickstarter, where it aims to raise $100k to get things off the ground. As you might imagine, the digital frame doesn’t come cheap, however. Early birds will be able to get the Acanvas for $399, with the retail price aimed at around $499. There’s also the $120 yearly art service, though the first year is free for those who pledge support to the Kickstarter campaign.

Specs of ACANVAS

  • 23″ FHD Portrait Display Super Wide Viewing Angle
  • 2 Frame Styles or Customizable Stand-Alone
  • Frame from anywhere – Remote Access via Cloud
  • Fully Integrated App – Millions of Curated Art Pieces
  • My Library – Personal Images & Phone Gallery
  • 4-5 Hours Battery Life – Onboard Battery (6850mAh)
  • Self-charging Solution – Charging Puck & Self-Charging Dock
  • Scheduling Controls – for Acanvas Charging
  • Auto Brightness Control – Ambient Light Sensor
  • Art Stations – For Curated Experiences

In the Box Content

  • Acanvas Art Display
  • A black-brown or silver frame with a matte
  • Charging dock
  • Power adapter with 10.8 ft (3.3m) power cable
  • 1 Year manufacturer’s warranty
  • iOS or Android App

Available in 3 Options – Two Variants – Black Brown with Cream Matte / Silver with Cream Matte

  1. Acanvas with Matted Frame (SINGLE) @ $ 499
  2. A Pair of Acanvas Displays with Matted Frames (Double) @ $ 950
  3. Acanvas Triptych – Three Displays and Frames (Triplet) @ $ 1400

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