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The SlideFrame turns your tablet or other “smart device” into a digital photo frame while it’s charging. Described as “a cross between a high-end digital photo frame and a hand crafted picture frame,” the SlideFrame will be available in several styles to appeal to a broad range of consumers, from photographers to designers, new parents, techies, gadget gurus, and anyone with a tablet. It will also be available in several sizes to fit the most popular smart-devices today, including the iPad, the Kindle Fire, the iPhone and the iPod Touch. In addition to housing these devices, the SlideFrame can also be used to show off a traditional photographic print. Manufactured in the U.S.A., the SlideFrame is available for $59.99-$79.99 depending on size.
Website: SlideWare Studios
SlideWare Studios Press Release
SLIDEWARE STUDIOS LAUNCHES THE SLIDEFRAME: THE NEW HOME FOR YOUR TABLET
Novel picture frame that transforms your tablet into a stylish photo sharing display launches on Kickstarter
MENLO PARK,, CALIF., August 28, 2012 SlideFrame™—the stylish new product to house your tablet—is coming to market. The first production run of SlideFrames will be pre-sold on Kickstarter starting August 28, 2012.
The SlideFrame evolved from the realization that tablets and smart devices are heavily underutilized while charging or when not in use. The SlideFrame lets you get more out of your tablet. Use it to enjoy slideshows of your favorite photos, make your tablet look stylish even when it’s charging, use as a stand to watch a movie or free up your hands while browsing recipes in the kitchen. The SlideFrame is a cross between a high-end digital photo frame and a hand crafted picture frame. By using the high-resolution, crystal-clear displays of today’s best tablets, the SlideFrame far surpasses any off-the-shelf digital picture frames. Instead of leaving your tablet sitting around on the coffee table, it can now sit proudly on your mantle or bookshelf, displaying a slideshow of your favorite photos. The SlideFrame will be available in several styles to appeal to a broad range of consumers, from photographers to designers, new parents, techies, gadget gurus, and anyone with a tablet. It will also be available in several sizes to fit the most popular smart-devices today, including the iPad, the Kindle Fire, the iPhone and the iPod Touch.
“We all find such joy in photos and the memories they evoke” explains Jory Macdonald, co-founder of SlideWare Studios, “but it frustrates me how challenging it has been in this digital age to be able to enjoy the great photos we keep collecting. The SlideFrame finally makes it simple and effortless to bring your digital photos into your home.”
The SlideFrame is being marketed in a witty YouTube video commercial that is a tribute to the famous IKEA Lonely Lamp commercial. “Don’t hurt your tablet’s feelings”, a forlorn voice warns as we see a neglected, lonely tablet running out of battery alone in a dark room as its owner has fun in the other room. “Keep your tablet happy with the SlideFrame”. The commercial and Kickstarter campaign can be found at www.MyHappyTablet.com
About SlideWare Studios SlideWare Studios was founded by product designers and inventors with the expressed intent to make accessory products for the smart device market that enables consumers to get more out of their devices.
Follow SlideWare Studios on Twitter at: http://twitter.com/SlideFrame #slideframe or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/SlideFrame About Kickstarter Kickstarter is a crowd funding website for creative projects. Kickstarter has funded a diverse array of endeavors, ranging from consumer products, indie films, music and comics to journalism, video games, and food-related projects. See www.kickstarter.com