Whether you love them, loathe them or just don’t understand them, NFTs continue to be the most buzzed-about topic in the art world, with several examples fetching sums that put the priciest O’Keeffes and even some Rembrandts to shame. Each digital creation is tagged with a unique set of data that establishes proof of ownership and stored using blockchain technology, which verifies provenance and authenticity beyond a doubt—an obvious boon for any art investment. But how are you supposed to enjoy what you’ve bought? These four cutting-edge frames let you hang your virtual masterpieces in the real world.
Blackdove Digital Canvas
This digital viewing surface is currently offered in six screen sizes ranging from 49 inches ($1,512) to 98 inches ($14,700), plus four style choices, including a floating screen with no frame. Utilizing Samsung technology, the platform features 4K Ultra HD resolution and silky smooth 60 frames per second (fps) playback. The key to this canvas is the Blackdove app, which can connect directly to a MetaMask crypto wallet and serves as mission control for importing, purchasing and managing all your digital masterworks.
Samsung Frame TV
As the name implies, Samsung’s Frame TVs perform double duty as television and NFT frame in one, though not specifically designed for the latter. Varying in size from 32 inches to an 85-inch option priced around $4,300, the 4K QLED HDR Smart TV–based display uses quantum dot technology to produce a vibrant, realistic picture with superior contrast and color tones and features a sound system that automatically calibrates audio settings to suit the dimensions of the room. Samsung’s NFT Platform application features an integrated medium for discovering, purchasing and trading digital artwork. The TV also provides access to a library of over 2,400 works of non-NFT art from around the world.
Ranging from a $333, 10-inch tabletop setup to a 55-inch screen for $2,777, the seven-model Tokenframe lineup features a choice of 2K or 4K resolution and pairs with the Tokenframe app, which connects to your Web3 wallet through MetaMask, Fortmatic or WalletConnect and allows you to adjust display parameters such as background color and image size. The larger versions also feature a rotating wall mount: Spin the frame 90 degrees and the artwork repositions itself just like it would on a smartphone.
The $4,500 Lago Genesis is a 33-inch frame billed as the only model on the market with premium sound and the ability to interact with your NFT through voice commands and hand gestures. It’s designed to accommodate all types of digital art at its highest quality, whether layered, 3-D motion, generative, augmented reality or music, the last of which can be played through the optional Lago x Master & Dynamic sound bar. And with the option of the Lago Pass, at a cost of 2 ETH, you also get exclusive access to NFT drops in real time, along with curated experiences and compatibility with many common crypto wallets.