Back in the Fall of 2012 there was a kickstarter campaign for a device called Instacube, which was a photo frame running on Android that was set up to pull images and videos from a users Instagram account, and display those photos and videos in a slideshow for others to see. The kickstarter campaign was pretty popular and became funded fairly quickly, so the device looked promising enough and we thought we'd see the project near completion sometime last year. It also looked as if backers would start receiving their orders sometime last year as well, and finally that others who weren't backers but wished to purchase to the device would be able to once it hit store shelves and other retailers. 2013 came and went and we saw no commercial ready productions of the Instacube, and backers have yet to receive their devices. The good news for those that were interested in this product and for those who have helped fund the campaign, is that the project is back on schedule and is set to begin shipping to backers of the Kickstarter starting this April.
The initial project was cutoff for a time as it hit some snags with funding, even though it reached the goal it set for itself on the kickstarter website. It boils down to the fact that the project had initially ended up costing more than was anticipated, and set out to receive additional funds before production could resume. The company mentioned this snag last summer so that campaign backers and others interested weren't left out of the loop, and as of just a few days ago on Feb.28th, the company behind the product, called D2M, has announced that everything was back on track. Although the wait has been long, the company was able to apply the additional funds that they acquired, along with the extra time they had to enhance and improve the final product with more features, which includes the capability for the HD video we talked about above, along with speakers for the audio support of Instagram videos. The devices are now expected to ship to backers on April 5th, and hopefully we'll start to see these available for consumers in early summer.