Pros / This frame can run plugged in or on battery.
Cons / The screen is pretty small, and this is the only size option.
Verdict / This frame is a great way to exhibit photos and videos from Instagram quickly, but it lacks options beyond that.
Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.
The Cube is not very versatile, but it does a good job of the few tasks it can handle. This digital photo frame is designed to offer a way to view your Instagram photos and videos somewhere besides your phone or laptop. The attractive design of this digital picture frame can add to your office or bedroom decor while offering a permanent way to display good memories.
This frame syncs with your Instagram account, so it's a good option for displaying photos and videos quickly. When you take photos and videos with your phone, they automatically be download and display on your Cube. Most competitors in our digital photo frame reviews require many more steps before you can display a photo you took on your phone.
If Instagram is your favorite way to collect and share photos, then this frame makes a lot of sense, but the fact that it doesn't interact with other social media can be a pretty big drawback for everyone who likes Dropbox, Facebook or other photo-sharing options. This frame also lacks the plug-and-play option of a USB flash drive or SD card slot. Even if you love Instagram, it would be nice to have a few more options for photo sources.
There's just one screen size available for the Cube, and it's kind of small at 5 inches. That's not much bigger than many phone screens, and one of the purposes of a digital frame is to see photos a little bigger. The Cube might be fine for a bedroom or office, but it won't make much of a display for a living room.
There are a few buttons on this frame, but you can control lots of the features through its touchscreen as well. Another user-friendly feature is the fact that this frame can operate on battery power or with a cord, so you can enjoy it even if there is not an outlet nearby. The screen will be dark for a while when it is recharging, of course, but cord-free operation is a nice option for certain settings.
The Cube offers instant gratification through Instagram by streaming your latest photos and videos. It's not the best choice for other services you may use to organize your photos, but the Cube is cordless and cute. It would make it a great addition to a bedroom or office, though it's a bit small for a living room display.