The Consumer Electronics show, the behemoth of tech, the Valhalla of gadgetry, has come and gone for yet another year. But this time, rather than arriving with a bang, it slinked into sight with something more like a whimper. CES…
How’s this for a smart idea? A digital photo frame that also includes a built-in high-resolution photo scanner. Traditional photos can be scanned into the device and then instantly displayed on the screen.
It’s a perfect, neat, solution for the technophobes in your family. If your grandma can’t cope with digitising all her old pics, then just give her this and show her how it works, and she’ll be sorted.
There’s 1GB of internal storage, which will hold 2-400 scans. It’s also got a light sensor, so it can adjust brightness based on its environment and an 8″, 800 x 600 display. They’ve also chucked in a card reader, for grandparents who’ve progressed to digital cameras, and two USB ports so you can get the data back onto a PC if you need to.
I’m a big fan of simple concepts that make sense, and this is exactly that. So long as the interface is good, this seems like a great product. Perhaps a little overpriced at £178, but all digital photo frames are overpriced – let’s hope that competition drives down those costs a bit over the next year or so.
A good few weeks ago, Parrot announced the Andrée Putman-designed digital photo frame. Now, I don’t know about you, but with a price-tag of £250, I’m slightly dubious as to what this photo frame can offer above all the other sub-£100 models. Take a look above for Susi’s thoughts on it…
Parrot’s been busy putting on airs recently, trying to shed its image of being a pocket-friendly company, with the launch of a new digital photo frame designed by French designer Andre Putman.
At £250, it’s a fair cry from Parrot’s usual offerings, yet the 7″ frame offers the standard fare, of Bluetooth connectivity plus an SD card slot for displaying photos, otherwise the internal memory can reportedly hold…
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