Streaming Memories, Or Why I'm In Love With The #Cube

Note: This is a sponsored post from #Cube.

I'm a fairly simple girl. I don't have the latest iPhone, iPad, Kindle, or tablets. I don't own a fancy camera. I typically don't fall in love with a product so quickly. But since joining the Instagram army this past year, I have been addicted to taking photos. Granted, mostly of my kid, but hey, he's cute, so it works. Instagram has allowed me to enjoy photography again. It gives me a chance to take a closer look at the world around me, to see the beauty in nature.

But, I don't have a MicroSD card converter, and uploading every single photo to a photo sharing service has proven to be quite a hassle for me in the past. It crashes, because I take so many photos. But I wanted to display my favorites in my home. But prints were going to prove to be expensive and time consuming. My in-laws have this cute electronic photo frame, and while I do like that, It came down to the whole downloading the photos from Instagram, and back up into an SD card. I just wasn't feeling it.

So, imagine my complete and utter excitement when I learned about about The Cube. Now, remember, I am the non-techie girl here, who doesn't keep up on all the latest and greatest technology. I have to admit, my heart did a little flutter when I found out that there was a product that streams all your Instagram feeds to one convenient little box. Really? It can't be that easy. I really thought it couldn't be that easy. But it is.


When this arrived on my doorstep, not only was I excited to unbox this beauty, but my husband was pretty pumped, too. I had told him about Cube, and he thought it was a pretty neat idea. We were like two little kids on Christmas morning when we opened up the box. But was set up going to be hard? Once again, I'm far from a "techie" person, so I did have some apprehension when it came to actually getting my new-awesome-magic-Instagram-box all set up to stream. I was sure that I would hit a snag somewhere along the way. 

But I didn't. Not once, at all. Everything was easy to understand in the quick-setup manual, and I plugged in the charger to juice up the rechargeable lithium-ion battery. After that, setting up to stream my feed was easy! All I had to do was connect to my local Wi-Fi network, enter the password, and let it connect to that. Afterwards, I logged into my Instagram account, and that was it! There was my photo stream! 

Because it is connected via your Wi-Fi connection, you're seeing your Instagram feed in real-time. Right as your friends upload their photos, you're seeing them! But, you want to see your photos? No problem! Just double-tap the crazy-amazing touch screen, and a menu comes up where you can change the options of what you want to see. If you want to see your photos, enter your username when prompted to enter what user's photos you want to see, and in a moment or two, your photos will pop up! In the mood for some winter ambiance? Try the hashtag option, where you can type in any hashtag your heart desires, and a stream of photos with that tag will stream right to your box! 

But what happens if you see a photo on #Cube that you want to favorite? Don't you only have that option on Instagram via your phone or web browser? Not anymore. You can favorite any and all photos that make your heart go pitter-pat via the 'heart' button on the top of the Cube! Wait, don't like that photo after all? Click the heart again and it is un-favorited! Since it is all streaming via your Instagram account, everything you do on the Cube is updated in real-time with your Instagram account. Plus, they have different colored Cubes to match any decor! White, black and classic! I'm digging the Classic, which is so cute and looks just like the Instagram logo itself!



I truly don't have anything bad to say about this. From the quick and easy setup, to the myriad of options available on Cube, it is an amazing product. I know that I have most certainly had fun over the past couple of days, my husband has, too. We love watching the endless stream of photos. It adds a nice ambiance to our living area. Next time we have company over, we'll stream photos of our little one for everyone to see. It will be great!

But, don't just take my word for it, here are some of the incredible specs on this spectacular little box:

- A large 8” square LCD touch screen display, giving the retro-inspired #Cube™ a modern touch.

- Real-time and instant continuous delivery of a stream of photos and video clips, enabling users to enjoy and display real-time social network images from friends, family, and favorite celebrities.

-  Rechargeability and built-in Wi-Fi as well as free wireless software updates that enable new features & application support.

As an amateur photographer myself, I know that I adore this product. It would make a super-unexpected but totally welcomed Christmas or birthday gift to any Instagram user in your life. It's affordable, and nothing can compare to the memories that you'll stream! 

To learn more, or to purchase your very own #Cube, click here to visit their website!

In exchange for writing this post, I received a free #Cube to review. Although this is a sponsored post, all opinions are my own, and I only recommend products that I think my readers would enjoy.


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