NFTs have taken the artistic world by storm in recent months, with a high number of creative non-fungible token ideas coming out of the woodwork. The most popular NFT at the moment is a Beeple-crafted NFT that was sold early this year at the world-famous auction centre for a whooping $69 million. As the NFT space continues to swell, the major questions that NFT collectors and buyers are asking is, “How do I display my NFT?”
With the continuous demand that is engulfing the NFT system, there are several display devices and techniques that have been brought forward to address this need. The most notable is the Qonos frame whose stock ran out in a span of 24 hours after it was released to the market. However, there are several other frames for NFT collectibles and art, each differing from the other based on functionality and price. In this article, you will find some of the file formats that can be used to display NFTs art and collectibles.
Why Do People Need to Share or Display their NFTs Online and in Physical Devices?
Most critics of the NFT market always ask the question, “Why spend a great deal of money to purchase something that you can’t show off in real life. However, to address this issue, there are digital art players that have and are designing hardware that can turn the intangible artwork into something that galleries and art collectors can hung on their walls.
Mind you, digital art can be displayed on a television, regular monitor, or even uploaded to a digital frame. However, digital art requires a different kind of display to offer users a tailored experience, and for aesthetic reasons as well.
At the moment, digital artworks are primarily displayed online. However, there are platforms such as Showtime and Flawnt that allow NFT owners to curate and display their digital art collections on social networks and internet galleries. The challenge with this is that people can duplicate copies of the NFT and circulate them virtually anywhere on the internet. However, using digital frames can mitigate this problem, and provide owners a better user experience. Here are some of the NFT display frames that are currently available.
1. Beeple’s NFT Digital Frames
When buyers purchase Beeple’s NFTs, they are sent with NFT display frames. These frames are developed by Infinite Objects Inc., and have specific QR codes that are signed by the artist himself, and embedded into the reverse of the display frames, then sent to the customers in sleek gift boxes.
These frames do not have interfaces, and the loaded NFT that is loaded on a particular frame cannot be exchanged for any other. Also, the NFT cannot be rewound, paused or stopped. To turn them off, customers need to drain the frame’s battery, or put them back in the box. Every display frame resembles a figurine or statue, and less than a television or tablet.
2. Qonos Digital Displays
Qonos is a wall display that offers your office, room or house a creative expression. It is a custom digital frame purposely designed for NFT art and collectibles. The fancy digital display has a high-resolution display, an integrated graphics processor, and proximity and motion sensors. It also has a walnut finish frame, and a flush-mount design. Owners of this hardware get access to a digital art gallery of art and collectibles that are worth over $500 million. The owners can curate their own personalised playlist of artworks, and transfer them to their Qonos frame to customise their interior.
This frame is not only compatible with Ethereum-based NFTs, but also with other NFT architecture that are based on blockchain technology and Simple Ledger Protocol (SLP) such as Bitcoin Cash network (BCH).
The first batch of 2000 digital frames were sold out within the first 24 hours when they were released. however, pre-orders for the next batch are available from the company’s website. These frames come with a 17-inch and 24-inch display. Qonos owners can pick art pieces from a huge library collection and load art playlists that are designed to suit various moods.
3. Meural Frame
When people spend lots of money on digital art, they need to have the ability to display it. That is where Meural frames come in. Meural is an incredibly designed digital picture frame developed by NETGEAR. It comes in three forms of digital canvas namely:
- 13.5-inch x 7.5-inch frame
- 16-inch x 24-inch frame
- 19-inch x 29-inch frame
It has an incredibly sharp IPS panel, and features an IPS anti-glare as well as TruArt technology that is suitable for wide-angle viewing. This frame is convenient for displaying animated and static NFT artworks. Interestingly, the digital frame works with Apple and Android devices, and you can sync the pictures you want to display wirelessly.
Meural displays are beautiful, and makes the digital artwork the centrepiece of whichever room you place it in. These beautiful displays are a great addition to offices, living rooms, kitchens or bathrooms.
Digital art is beautiful, and it is important that it is displayed to people. There are new ways that have been introduced of showcasing digital artwork to the real world outside the internet bubble. These ways help to rally more appreciation of the digital artworks. To be able to navigate new inventions, it is always crucial to lean on the old world, and digital art is no different. The same way that people look at traditional collections of artworks is the same way people will look at NFT collections if they are displayed on a frame. These frames can be used in people’s homes, offices, as well as art galleries