Photo Frame - Top Digital Camera Accessory this Holiday
you love advances in technology? Around the holidays,
this is when I typically put on my tech hat and go searching.
There are so many high tech gadgets nowadays that it
is tough picking through the truly useful things. When
you find something really practical, that’s when
it really makes sense! Well, I’ve found one such
item: the digital photo frame.
digital photo frame solves a basic problem: hundreds
of digital pictures, from past vacations to birds in
the backyard, locked inside multiple memory cards in
a drawer in my desk. A friend of ours, who shares the
same passion for shooting digital photos, gave us one
of these digital picture frames for our anniversary,
along with some pictures taken at our wedding!
it works: the frame does not require a computer –
you simply plug in the frame, and then your flash memory
card from your camera and start watching your pictures
come up on the frame! Ours has a setting to randomly
display the pictures, so it’s always a surprise
to see what comes up next. And what’s really neat
is that I can also play music on it.
really enjoyed our frame, so we thought we would give
a few out for gifts this holiday season. I saved holiday
music in MP3 format, found some of our digital photos
from past holidays, and put it all together for a great
gift. Your gift recipients will know how much they mean
to you when they receive the frame, especially with
music and pictures already to go.
to look for when shopping for a digital picture frame
quality and screen size. Our unit has a 7 inch frame
and has a crisp picture. Pay attention to the resolution;
ours is 640 x 480. We looked at others with lower resolution,
but the picture quality was poor. The bigger the screen
size, the more you pay. The 7 inch size is nice to display
on the mantle or coffee table.
Storage is based on your memory card, not the digital
photo frame itself. I recommend buying a large memory
module so that you can display many pictures.
Look for picture frames that support the memory format
your camera uses, and other flash formats. You may end
up buying a new camera in the future, so don’t
get a limited frame that only supports one or two memory
I suggest getting a digital picture frame that has music
capability. This is a nice feature when you want particular
music with a set of pictures.
to shop: For us, we simply went online and looked at
a variety of frames. Do a search for digital photo frame
or digital picture frame, and you will see a variety
of options from different manufacturers. The photo frame
we received was from Edge Tech, and we have been very
happy with our gift.
for this holiday season, pick up a digital picture frame
for that photo enthusiast you know – they’ll
be surprised and will enjoy it!
the author: Quinn Terry is the senior editor for ClearviewPublications.com
and a gadget hero, frequently writing on new technology
products that he finds useful. Articles are free to
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and the author’s bio remains intact. Quinn Terry.
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