Thursday, October 17, 2013

Digital Photo Frames - 100 years of Photos in One Picture Frame

I am a fan of pictures. I cherish vintage family photos, snaps of vacations, and if you choose to be a "friend" of mine of Facebook, you will be barraged with tons of photos of my beautiful granddaughter. I used to love to scrapbook, but that became very expensive and takes up a ton of space in a tiny house. Then I discovered the joy of the digital photo frame! I was able to scan all my photos, categorize them on my computer, and transfer ones I would like to see regularly to an SD card, plug it in the back, and, voila!, instantly I had my very own "Picture Picture", just like Mr. Rogers. Recently my old digital photo frame gave up the ghost and died, so I removed the SD card and am on the hunt for a new one. I found some really neat advances in digital photo frames as I perused what is available in the market place. Let me share some the cool models I have found and the awesome features they have beyond just showing pictures*: 

1. Micca M707z-7, 7" 800 x 480 High Resolution Digital Photo Frame w/auto on/off timer, MP3 and video player.

The Micca M707z is very easy to use, with no required setup and no software to install. Just insert a storage device such as a USB flash drive or SD card with photos into the photo frame, turn it on, and the slideshow will automatically start. You can even take a SD card from a camera and play photos from it directly without any additional processing. With a built-in On/Off timer, the M707z can automatically turn itself on and off based on a flexible schedule - perfect for the office. The sleek and elegant M707z is less than 1" thick, with a brushed aluminum front and curved back, delivering a beautifully modern and sophisticated look. It is also very energy efficient, consuming only 7 watts of power in use, or about 1/2 of an energy-saving CFL light bulb. Displaying photos for 10 hours costs less than one cent of electricity.
In addition to photos, the M707z also plays videos and music through built-in stereo speakers or the headphone jack. A compact IR remote is included for convenient access to playback controls.

Buy One HERE
2. GiiNii GN-311 3.5-Inch Digital Picture Frame

GiiNii GN-311 Black 3.5 Digital Picture Frame. The frame specifications are 7.22 x 9.20 x 2.94. A 4:3 Screen with 320 x 240 resolution with a 5 in 1 slot memory card reader and memory stick socket: SD Card, MS Card, MMC, MMC+, xD (Micro SD, Mini SD, MS Duo with adaptor). There is a USB Port for USB Flash Drive or cable connectivity to most cameras or PCs. The Slide show works in order or random with transitional effects. (JPEG-TIF-GIF) Other features include: Clock/Calendar, on screen programming, zoom in and thumbnail viewing, brightness/contrast, and automatically rotates side-way pictures.

3. Audiovox Electronics Homebase DPF711K Digital Message/Video Center/ Digital Picture Frame

We have taken the digital picture frame and cranked it up a notch, or three, with the Homebase Message Center and Digital Picture Frame. We started with a sharp, bright 7-in LCD digital picture frame, with enough memory to hold over 125 high resolution pictures, then wrapped it in an erasable white board, with magnetic border for notes and coupons. There's even a little slot for a Post-it pad. The Homebase adds a built-in microphone for recording voice messages. The video version goes up a step further, with a tiny camera that lets you leave full-color video messages. Accessories include dry erase marker, Post-it note pad and color matching wire management strip to that match your refrigerator color. This item can be mounted on the wall or fridge and includes counter top mounting brackets.

 *all of the descriptions above came directly from Amazon and were provided to Amazon by the manufacturer. 


  1. I wish I had the patience to do something like this

  2. Photos are the things that take back us to the moment of the past. You can find not many who have no photographs of them. Everyone likes to take a picture of him or her and preserve it for the future. Childhood photos, wedding photos, outing photos and there is a great category of photos one can find. You can find many decorating the drawing hall with the photos of the family. We all like to look at the photos often. But, when you need to put all fotos in the drawing hall, it definitely becomes a mess. So, what can you do? The easiest answer you get is the digital photo frames. Contrary to the wood photo frames, the digital photo frame has many advantages: it display image data instead of old-fashion printed photos which are a great way to save on photo paper and help protect the environment to go green; it saves in a lot of wall space; it saves on printing costs; it is easy to use, all you need is just upload your photos.
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