Kodak's digital photo album
You’ve taken your digital pictures. But the big question is what to do with ’em. You can of course print them out, and put them in an ordinary album, but it’s all a bit of a faff. Kodak has come up with a possible solution: the digital photo album. Available from May, this credit-card sized device dubbed the EasyShare Picture Viewer comes with a 2.5 inch screen. Seems like a reasonably good idea though it seems that many people already have a digital photo album – it’s called a camera phone. Still for £99 it may make a nice gift for granny (though even she’s probably got a camera phone these days).
Up to 150 images can be stored on the Picture Viewer, though it’s possible to add more by using the expandable SD/MMC memory card slot. Using the software provided it’s possible to sync to your computer-based picture collection quite easily (so they say).
By using the EasyShare viewer with Kodak’s proprietary Imagelink print system (on a Kodak EasyShare Printer Dock Series 3), it’s possible to print out the images in as little as 90 seconds. Alternatively the device can be used with more commonplace Pictbridge technology for direct picture printing.