Here is a cool gadget that ties your online asset to the real world. If you’ve been laboring to upload your digital photos online for family and friends to see then this is definitely your cup of tea. If your family is like mine, 6 out of 10 of them would most likely be net savvy while the rest would be your usual lot (wouldn’t touch the net or a PC until kingdom come).So anyway, this eStarling frame is WIFI ready and is smart to connect to your online photo-albums (facebook) pronto. It is sold here for about $449. And why the heck is it this expensive when it’s just a “frame”… look at the flip-side technology it has… Almost looks like a mini-tablet PC eh?
Techy stuffOnce configured, the frame can be left to operate in a completely stand alone mode. It supports WEP or WPA encryption and has fully featured TCP/IP setup supporting DCHP and manual IP. (By the way, if you don’t know what this stuff means, don’t worry, it’s all easy to sort out and set up.)
E-MailOnce the photo frame is online, it gets its own dedicated email address that anyone you share it with can send photos to. You can secure this by only allowing pictures from specific email addresses to be displayed. So don’t worry – your Wi-Fi picture frame isn’t going to try to sell you Viagra!
Displaying PhotosSimply email any photo to the frame. It checks for new email every few minutes and puts any pictures it receives into rotation in a slideshow. It functions in the same way when receiving photos via a Flickr or Photobucket feed. You can also add or delete photos directly via the web-based control panel.
- eStarling 8″ Widescreen features widescreen aspect ratio (800×600 resolution)
- Innoloux panel used to ensure highest level of clarity
- Black Piano Finish
- Memory Size: On-board FLASH memory 128M
- Wi-Fi 802.11b/g with Support for WEP encryption
- MMC/SD/MS/CF 4in1 card slot
- Views JPEG files
- External 120V/240V AC Adapter