This digital frame gives you the entire Peanuts library at your fingertips

You can also view famous paintings and iconic photos alongside your own uploaded pictures.

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The logical evolution of the standard picture frame is a digital frame that cycles through many stored photos automatically. And for a few years—  that’s exactly what happened.

About 15 years ago, screen and data memory technology had become advanced enough that dozens, if not hundreds of images could all be stored in one frame. In a world of flip phones and chunky laptops, that made sense.

Unfortunately for companies trying to sell those fancy frames, it didn’t take long for smartphones and then a new technology— tablets — to cover everyone’s basic photo displaying needs beyond just regular frames.

So, how does a digital frame compete in a world already filled with screens? With comic strips, of course! Well, comic strips and museum-quality artwork.

Meural, made by technology company Netgear, is a wifi-connected display device that comes in different sizes. The Meural Canvas is 27 inches and is meant for hanging on a wall. The new Meural WiFi Photo Frame is a much more desk-friendly 7.5x13.5 inches. The WiFi Photo Frame even has a motion sensor so you can flip through images without getting any fingerprints on it.

Because of its internet connection, you can upload photos and send them to friends or relatives who want to display them on their own Meural WiFi Photo Frames.

All this newfangled display technology doesn’t come cheap. The smallest frames start at $300. If you want access to all the artwork by famous painters and photographers— it’ll be an extra $70/year subscription. But included alongside Van Gogh and Monet? The revered American artist Charles Schulz. That’s right, the entire Peanuts library of comics strips comes with the subscription if un-kickable footballs and mischievous beagles are more your thing.

If Charlie Brown and company are all you care about, you can get access to just the Peanuts comics, not the fancy paintings, for $30/year.

It comes at quite a cost, but there’s nothing wrong with more Snoopy in the world. Do you think it's worth it, or are old-fashioned frames and ink-and-paper comics more your speed?

 
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snowpeck 7 months ago
Seems this doesn't amount to much more than an iPad in a picture frame.
MrsPhilHarris 8 months ago
I don't know, and maybe it's just me, but it seems a little pricey.
It puts a different spin on the catchphrase "Kodak moment." I'll stick with the original glossy and matte finishes, for as long as I am able.
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