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November 4, 2008

zbezt.com: Replacement Frames for Digital Picture Frames

zbetz_replacementframes.gifSo suppose you have a digital picture frame and you change the decoration in the room where it lives. Or Mittens, your kitty, scratches it. Or you muck it up with some unidentified sticky goo. Well, now there's a glimmer of hope. Zbetz.com stocks a bunch of replacement frames that fit GiiNii, Kodak, Pandigital, Philips and Shomi products. Remember these are the outer decorative frames, not any of the technical components. Prices start at $14.99 and you'll find designs in leather, wood and acrylic.

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October 30, 2008

NEW Digital Picture Frames from Ceiva: Connects to Family + Friends

ceiva_lifeshare.jpgThese two new interactive digital picture frames from Ceiva feature wi-fi connectivity and even Ethernet and phone line connectivity for the cord-lovers among us. CeivaLife ($160) is an 8-inch frame with a 640x480 display, multi-card reader and connectivity via wi-fi, phone or Ethernet. CeivaShare ($130) is also an 8-inch frame but with a 600x800 display, multi-card reader, wi-fi connectivity and image enhancement software. Both frames are compatible with PicturePlan, a subscription service ($99.95/year) that facilitates sharing photos online with family and friends. The design of the frames is nice, a little different flair.

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October 27, 2008

When Babies You Know Aren't Enough: Anne Geddes and Westinghouse Partner for NEW Digital Picture Frame

If you're one of millions of Americans who like to ogle stranger babies in even stranger situations, then you are in luck. Westinghouse has just announced a frame pre-loaded with images from Anne Geddes. You'll be able to add your own photos into the mix. No vital stats yet on the frames (or the price), which kind of ticks us off. In the meantime you might want to scan your favorite Anne Geddes book and load it into another digital picture frame.
westinghouse_annegeddesDF.jpgNow, the idea of using a digital picture frame to display bona fide artwork is kind of interesting. Samsung announced a partnership with Thomas Kinkade earlier in the year and we urge you to explore that launch (complete with specs).

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October 25, 2008

Portable Digital Photo Keychain - Carry More Pictures With You

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This Digital Photo Keychain can hold up to 60 (digital) pictures on your keychain, in bright, brilliant color lcd picture frame color. The Coby 1.5 inch Digital Photo Frame Keychain has CSTN LCD Color display. The DP151 allows you to browse your photos for up to 4 hours per charge of its built-in rechargeable battery. We also love the fact this frame has software for Mac OSX as well.

  • Exchange and add new photos using the built-in USB port to communicate with your PC for rapid image file transfer.
  • Displays JPG/BMP, GIF Image files.
  • Windows compatible. Uses integrated rechargeable Lithium-ion Battery.
  • Mac OSX compatible

At Coby 1.5-Inch Digital Photo Keychain

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October 15, 2008

NEW: Simple But Stellar Digital Picture Frames from Cagic

cagic_birchframe.jpgWe're always looking for new aesthetic in the digital picture frame world... too many plastic, black rectangles out there. Cagic has just entered the market with an 8.4-inch digital picture frame featured in birch, mahogany and black. It looks good and feels good--substantial metal and wood materials. The best things about this frame are the included 1GB memory card, touch-matting technology (the silver matte has touch controls, not the actual screen) for operating the frame and of course the birch look. Where it lacks luster? No remote control, wi-fi, audio or video capability. But that's the Cagic mission--to keep it simple and focus on high quality function and design. Connects to your computer or camera via USB. You can purchase at Cagic for $179.99. For that price, we'd like to see some more functionality, but if aesthetic is your end game, looks like you're going to have to cough up.

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October 13, 2008

NEW Digital Picture Frame from Digital Foci: Image Moments 6

digitalfoci_imagemoments6.jpgSaunter over to our friends at Networking Audio Video and learn about the new Image Moments 6 digital picture frame from Digital Foci. Just released for the holiday season, this frame sports a 6-inch screen and 450MB internal memory. There are plenty of options for file management and a remote control as well. Snatch it up at Amazon for $145.

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September 29, 2008

Smartparts' 32-inch HD Digital Picture Frame: Hold Me

smartparts_SP3200.jpgTechnically, we saw Smartparts launch this frame in February, but there's much more hubbub about the SP3200WF since it showed up at Photokina 2008. When a digital picture frame gets this big (and expensive) it begs the question if you'd be better off with a flat screen television. But we think this frame could be ideal in corporate and retail applications... and then for the wealthy few that have the wallspace. At any rate, the Smartparts SP3200WF is impressive and sports traditional wooden styling. Equipped with wi-fi, support for Windows Live Photo Gallery, multi-card reader and a screen resolution of 1366x768. This frame can also handle PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, video and RSS feeds.

Contrary to what the press is reporting the frame is on sale at Amazon for $760. If you're set on this you might want to wait a couple weeks to see if they release an updated edition because it seems fishy to have a debut at this point without some changes... we'd expect this to be sorted out in the next few weeks for the holiday season though.

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September 22, 2008

How We Know the Digital Picture Frame Made It: Kitschy Doo-Dads from Nextar and Tao

nextar_pumpkindigiframe.jpgIf you're ever unsure if a technology product has caught on with the masses, just sift through some catalogs and see if you can't find horrific doo-dad applications of it. While we've gotten over the digital photo keychain, this week we're enjoying the fancy pen holder digital picture frame from Tao Electronics (Amazon $87.14) and the pumpkin and princess digital picture frames from Nextar (Kmart $49.99). Snatch them up quick!tao_penholderdigiframe.jpg

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September 18, 2008

NEW from Kodak: World's First OLED Wireless Digital Picture Frame

kodak_OLEDwireless.jpgWowsers! Kodak invented OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) technology and now they've stuffed it into the first ever consumer-available wireless digital frame. OLED technology gives greater color depth and saturation, and views well from any angle--all in a display panel that is significantly thinner than the usual. In addition, you've got the wi-fi technology (which should pretty much be mandatory in digital frames, in our opinion), a premium audio system and wide screen display.

In November, the frame will go on sale at Kodak.com (later at other retailers) with the whopping price tag of $999. Yeah. In the meantime, you could head on over to Cologne, Germany and see the frame on display at Photokina, the world's largest photo and imaging trade fair.

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September 16, 2008

Ultra Thin & Ultra Cool: Digital Picture Frames from GiiNii

giiniidigiframes.jpgAnother player in the digital picture frame market, but one of few with interesting designs! GiiNii has a variety of digital frames with 8-inch, 7-inch and 5-inch LCD screens. The exact features vary by model, but most include a 4:3 screen ratio, 800x600 screen resolution, remote control, compatibility with most memory cards, USB port and MP3 audio and video playback. For designs, there's everything from pinched wood and tan alligator to silver wedge and pink plaid. Prices range from $75-130.

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