Wall-mounted monitor that displays pictures as a slideshow February 6, 2006 10:48 PM   Subscribe

Does anyone remember a thread in AskMe, around the holidays, discussing a wall-mounted monitor-type thingie that allowed you to load it up with your pictures, say from your computer and view them as a slide show? Did I imagine that or did it really occur, and didn't Mathowie even mention a product like that that he knew about? Not knowing what such a thing is called makes it very difficult to Google for it successfully; does anyone have a clue about what I'm trying to find?
posted by Lynsey to MetaFilter-Related at 10:48 PM (13 comments total)

It was in MetaTalk. Matt wrote about it in the NYT and on his personal blog.
posted by Manhasset at 10:54 PM on February 6, 2006

This is it.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:25 PM on February 6, 2006

Say, is there one of these that connects to a flickr feed, Like my awesome flickr feed of my adorable baby? Although, come to think of it, I doubt there's a frame that could contain such cuteness, frequently I have to recalibrate my PC monitor after prolonged viewings...
posted by jonson at 12:17 AM on February 7, 2006

Thinking about it, that'd be a damn good second monitor. Could put palettes, system stats, crap like that on it. Leave my laptop monitor more open for working use.
posted by five fresh fish at 12:26 AM on February 7, 2006

Rechargeable? That sucks, it should be on a power cord.
posted by banished at 6:35 AM on February 7, 2006

Nice baby jonson. No seriously, that is one cute baby.
posted by Roger Dodger at 6:37 AM on February 7, 2006

I also posted a link for a DIY version, back in June (if you're so inclined).
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:13 AM on February 7, 2006

Thanks, everyone!
posted by Lynsey at 9:23 AM on February 7, 2006

Did someone say cute babies?
I have nothing to add, but can't resist a flimsy excuse to post a picture of my son.
posted by boo_radley at 9:52 AM on February 7, 2006

For jonson.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 9:54 AM on February 7, 2006

1) boo_radley, that's awesome. He's like a tiny drunken irishman. No, scratch that, an ADORABLE tiny drunken irishman.

2) monju, thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for - much obliged!
posted by jonson at 10:11 AM on February 7, 2006

the dang thing is sold out, and the vendor's web site is a dozen kinds of stupid.
posted by boo_radley at 10:17 AM on February 7, 2006

I posted an AskMe question about filling a square hole in a wall and someone posted a link to the the "Pictureframe PC." It's a DIY project similar to the one in KevinSkomsvold's link, except it uses a mini-ITX board instead of a laptop.

Well, as long as were swapping baby pictures, here's one of my little guy. Seems like there may have been a MetaFilter baby boom recently.
posted by Otis at 11:02 AM on February 7, 2006

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