In case you haven�t noticed, digital cameras are everywhere, ranging for large professional models to tiny ones that fit on your cell phone.Odds are, if you own one, you have a bunch of digital photos but haven�t gotten around to printing them, which is expensive and time consuming.Geeks.com, popular online retailer, sent us a potential solution to this problem: a Digital Photo Frame, which allows you to display your pictures instantly without having to sit in front of a computer.Will this product be the answer?That is what we�re here to find out today.
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Stylish black frame
Displays digital JPEG photos without a computer
NTSC / PAL
Simply insert a compatible memory card into the digital frame to show photos, play MP3 music or supported video files
Compatible memory cards include Secure Digital (SD), MultiMediaCard (MMC), CompactFlash (CF) and Memory Stick
Instantly plays MP3 music with the integrated speaker
Instantly plays MPEG 1 or 2 movie files with sound
Supports up to 12 Mega Pixel image files
Bright 7-inch TFT active matrix LCD screen
Automatic slide show with multiple transition effects and display times
Plays slide show with MP3 music in the background
User-friendly remote and on-screen display lets you access all controls easily
7-inch Digital Photo Frame
A/V out cable
AC power adapter (100-240V ~ 50/60 Hz)
As with all the products I�ve received from Geeks.com, the Digital Photo Frame arrived well-packaged in a large cardboard box.The outside of the package was rather plain; simply the name of the brand on two sides.
Opening the package, the first thing I noticed was how well-packaged the frame was; the frame itself was encased in a custom air-bubbled container that provided more than adequate protection (I know, it�s weird to be impressed by a container).Along with the photo frame itself, the package came with a remote control, a non-slip pad, AC adapter, video output cable, and instruction manual.
At 7 inches, the photo frame is a good size; not too big for a desk or mantle, yet large enough so that you can see the photos.Considering that most photo prints are 4 x 6 inches, the size shouldn�t be a problem for most applications.The frame has a simple yet nice black glossy border with a thin clear edge.
All of the memory card slots and controls can be accessed from the top of the frame, away from plain view.The frame accepts a wide variety of flash media, but one feature I thought was missing was the ability to accept was a USB flash drive.Also, the frame has no on-board memory; all the storage comes from external memory cards that are not included.
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