Back in May we covered the Meural Canvas, a fantastic digital frame that allows you to display all of your favorite works of art with all of the benefits of a digital photo frame, but bigger. With hand gesture controls, a fantastic online playlist editor (and app) with a lot of potential and enough space to store thousands of images–it proved to be quite a hit.
Now they are set to roll out the second generation version of the frames which will now be available in stores in addition to their online availability. Pre-orders for the new frames have official began and can be done via Meural.com.
The new generation will include three new designs to choose from (Leonora in white and black, and Winslow in walnut) and will feature enhanced hardware inside, including an increase in RAM as well as better WiFi. It can now also auto-orientate to the direction in which the frame is hanging. In addition to the physical upgrades, their online catalog of images has continued to grow since their initial launch and will now also feature an optional premium paid membership that allows for licensed material as well as a possible future marketplace for artists to share their work.
We will have more once we can get a hands on experience with the frame where we will make sure to share what we find and how it compares to the original model. If it performs anything like the last, it will prove to be a hit among art lovers globally. Especially if the screen itself happens to deliver an even better image.
- 8GB Capacity
- 2GB DDR3 RAM
- CPU – Quad-core, 1.8 Ghz
- 802.11ac Wi-Fi (2.4Ghz and 5Ghz) + BT 4.1
- Automatic orientation detection
- Ambient light sensor
- Anti-glare matte
- Meural’s proprietary TrueArt Display technology