Digital photography has mercifully seen an end to the need to have hoards of prints piling up in a drawer somewhere while you half-heartedly try to get round to putting them in an album. But actually displaying your pics can still a bit of a problem – that is unless you have a digital photo frame. Kodak has announced a new selection of EASYSHARE Digital Picture Frames that get your pics off your computer and actually let other people see them.
The technology inside these is really neat; all four models, the 7″ SV710, 8″ SV811, 8″ EX811 and 10″EX1011 have 128MB internal memory, USB port, memory card slot compatible with most memory card types and they will also take photos straight from your home PC. The EX811 and EX1011 also have WiFi connectivity. If your house has WiFi internet access, they can even connect up to your Kodak gallery and display your stored pics.
They also have built-in speakers and MP3 compatability will play MPEG 1 and 4, MOV, AVI along with JPEG photos. They come with a range of frames that can pop on and off, so if you get bored of one, you can replace it.
To display the pics you can choose from a single static image, a slideshow (to which you can add your choice of transitional effects), and setup a timer so that a certain pic comes on at a certain time. Oh and you can even plug a PictBridge printer straight into the port on the year. All of this is controlled via the remote.