When we first saw Parrot's Specchio digital photo frame, designed by Martin Szekely, it looked to be a promising concept: wireless image transfer, slick appearance, what's not to like, eh? But this live image of the Specchio in action throws it into a whole new light - or, more accurately, it reflects a whole lot of light from the semi-mirrored glass front-panel and completely washes out the image.
Everyday a new digital picture frame is released. Some are better than others, no doubt, but not all of them try to pack a printer into them. Keian Japan is doing just that with their P71-A2-JP digital photo frame, which features an integrated printer.
This 7-inch digital photo frame has a 480 x 234 resolution. It also supports MS and SD, including SDHC up to 32GB. It can play MP3 audio files to go along with your photo presentations and has a USB host for added convenience. But the really interesting part about this digital frame is that is has a printer built in. It saves photos from a memory card once they are selected from the viewing screen.
ViewSonic have announced a pair of 8-inch digital photo frames, complete with SwifTouch hidden touch-sensitive controls in the bezel that only illuminate when pressed. As with any digital picture frame that crosses our path here at SlashGear, we've applied our basic litmus test on the ViewSonic DPG801BK and DPG807BK: is there integrated wireless? Sadly, the answer in both cases is a resounding "no".
The T-Mobile cameo might have featured big in the carrier's holiday announcement yesterday, but it's actually been a long time coming. Originally announced as the Parrot DF7700 back in October 2007, the 7-inch, 720 x 480 digital photo frame allows you to load images not only via a memory card but from MMS and email messages thanks to its integrated cellular modem. Yahoo! Tech have been putting the $100 frame through its paces.
T-Mobile USA have announced four new devices as part of their holiday lineup, the Motorola MOTOZINE ZN5, Samsung Behold, T-Mobile cameo and Samsung Gravity. The MOTOZINE ZN5 is a 5-megapixel Kodak-powered digital camera with autofocus and a Xenon flash, including one-touch uploads to the Kodak online gallery. Meanwhile the Samsung Behold - leaked earlier today - is the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Tocco, with a large touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera and haptic feedback.
More T-Mobile details on the new devices after the cut
Westinghouse have announced their latest digital photo frame, the DPF-1411, which offers a full 14.1-inches of space to show off your favorite images. Unfortunately, while the 1280 x 800 resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio are both well and good, Westinghouse foolishly left out WiFi and as such have let the whole thing down.
Another day, another set of tiny desktop LCDs that most of us can't buy. Akihabara have been playing with Sanyo's ALBO Home Network Viewer, a 7-inch 800 x 480 LCD with integrated WiFi b/g, memory card slots and infrared receiver. It also automatically flips from portrait to landscape when you physically rotate the display.
Everyday it seems a new digital picture frame is released. Some are just gimmicks while others are actually pretty nice and useful. This one falls under the useful category, though we do have a few quibbles.
There are a lot of digital photo frames out there. However, many lack style and just don't look all that nice sitting on the bookshelf. But IPEVO is trying to remedy that problem with their Kaleido R7.