Digital Picture Frame

HP df300 & df1000a Digital Photo Frames

HP df300 & df1000a Digital Photo Frames

HP have a duo of new digital photo frames today, one intended for portable use and the other better suited to the mantelpiece.  The 3.5-inch df300 stores up to 45 images on its internal memory, and has a 320 x 240 resolution display with a 400:1 contrast ratio.  The 10.4-inch df1000a, meanwhile, has 512MB of onboard storage and an 800 x 600 resolution display.

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Sony VAIO VGF-CP1U WiFi Digital Photo Frame

Sony VAIO VGF-CP1U WiFi Digital Photo Frame

Sony have announced a new digital photo frame with built-in WiFi b/g networking, the VAIO VGF-CP1U.  Centered around a 7-inch 800 x 480 display, the CP1U has 128MB of internal memory as well as a memory card reader compatible with Memory Stick, SD and CF and a USB port.  While obviously useful for showing digital photos, the CP1U can also display RSS feeds and play MP3s or SHOUTcast streaming radio through its built-in speakers.

Samsung 8 & 10-inch Digital Photo Frames with optional WiFi

Samsung 8 & 10-inch Digital Photo Frames with optional WiFi

A clutch of new digital photo frames from Samsung today, and the company gets partial-kudos for giving at least some of them WiFi.  Two 8-inch 800 x 600 frames, the SPF-85H and SPF-85V, and two 10-inch 1024 x 600 frames, the SPF-105P and SPF-105V, are available, although the 'V' versions have WiFi b/g.  Each can load images from their SD/MMC/MS/XD card reader or via the USB memory slot.

Synaptics proximity-sensing Digital Photo Frame concept

Synaptics proximity-sensing Digital Photo Frame concept

Synaptics - who are behind the trackpads found on many notebook computers - have announced the general OEM/ODM availability of their proximity sensors, which up until now have only been available in Microsoft's Wireless Entertainment Desktop 8000 Bluetooth Keyboard.  The technology recognises user presence and can be linked to controls, backlights and other functionality; in the Microsoft keyboard, for instance, the system goes into standby mode automatically when the user moves away, saving battery life.  Synaptics have created a new digital photo frame, with proximity-controlled touch-sensitive buttons, to demonstrate possible applications.

 

ASUS UFOTO UF735 photo viewer works as second monitor

ASUS UFOTO UF735 photo viewer works as second monitor

Usually we're scathing of any digital photo frame that lacks some sort of wireless connectivity here at SlashGear, but ASUS have just sneaked in under the radar thanks to a handy secondary feature on their latest display.  Ostensibly a normal 7-inch photo viewer, the UFOTO UF735 has an 800 x 480 display, 128MB of internal storage and the usual bevy of CF/SD/MMC/MS/xD card readers and USB flash drive compatibility.  What stands out, though, is the ability to plug the display into a PC, via USB, and use it as a standalone sub-screen.

Sony VGF-CP1 digital photo frame with WiFi, RSS and music

Sony VGF-CP1 digital photo frame with WiFi, RSS and music

Sony Japan have unveiled a new digital photo frame, the VGF-CP1.  With a 7-inch LCD display capable of displaying 16m colors at 800 x 480 resolution, its slim bezel hides a pair of stereo speakers each putting out 1.6W.  The CP1 has 512MB of internal memory, expandable via Memory Stick, CF or SD card, and WiFi to load more media wirelessly.

Wapix YJMM digital photo frames

Wapix YJMM digital photo frames

Designer Jean Louis Frechin showed off these "chronopictographic" digital photo frames at the recent International Milan furniture show.  Called Wapix YJMM, the pair are connected by a short-range wireless link.  Transient images are passed between the two displays, with the distance between each unit altering the speed at which it travels.

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