CES 2008: Smartparts launch SP8PRT 8-inch digital photo frame with built-in printer

Chris Davies - Jan 6, 2008, 11:57am CST

After the bizarrely huge 32-inch digital photo frame Smartparts announced at CES 2008, this SP8PRT could almost be overlooked being a mere 8-inch panel.  However, hidden inside the frame is the display’s secret weapon: a printer, that can produce copies of images stored on the device for people to take away with them.


Smartparts are claiming the SP8PRT is the first ever digital photo frame with a printer built-in, and I can’t think of another to prove them wrong.  While some might say the whole point of LCD-based picture displays is to avoid printing out snapshots, I can certainly think of occasions when people have forgotten to email me an image I’ve wanted, or when I’ve had pictures of my own I’d like to give to a computerless grandparent.


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