Bringing the old Polaroid snapshot back to life

The company is reportedly working on a digital frame that resembles the old instant photo.

Ironic Sans

If there's one gadget that's been egregiously over-produced, it's the digital photo frame . We've never understood the need for so many brands , versions , and sizes , except for the networked Ceiva (though we're not so sure about the whole refrigerator thing ).

So if companies insist on making these already-overdone products, we appreciate some originality--as in the idea for a retro-styled Polaroid snapshot lookalike conceived by photographer Dave Friedman. The people at Polaroid apparently agree, according to Stuff, because they're working to make the concept a reality.

As originally envisioned, the wireless frame would present photos from a memory card as a slideshow or as images slowly being developed, mimicking the process of the old-school instant camera. It even includes the familiar white space under the image where a dry marker can be used to write in captions. Brilliant.

 

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