A digital photo frame is designed to allow viewing of your digital photos without the need for a computer; think of it as an electronic photo album. There are many options available, with units offering various storage capacities, resolutions, and an array of physical screen sizes. Many digital photo frames are now integrating other features such as video, connectivity to RSS feeds, and interaction with social sites such as Facebook and Twitter.
may not be a company you are familiar with, but they have been producing digital photo frames since 2006. Their goal is to create a digital photo frame simple enough to allow you to have pictures on the frame within minutes of taking the picture.
The eStarling TouchConnect WiFi digital photo frame, shown in the promotional image above, includes all the features described above and then adds in several others. It features 2GB of internal memory, wireless N connectivity, a 10.2 inch touchscreen, and the ability to access Yahoo Weather, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, and gMail.
Before we get to taking a look at the TouchConnect provided for review, here is some published data on it, as taken from the official product page
on the eStarling website.
Features and Specifications:
The eStarling TouchConnect is not just another Wi-Fi digital photo frame. It enables access to many possible sources of photos all over the Web. This is the best possible connected photo frame you could ever have.
With the eStarling TouchConnect linked with a specific Gmail address of your choosing, family and friends can simply shoot a photo and email them. Be it your beloved iPhone™, Blackberry™ or even an Android™ smartphone, forwarding photos by email to the eStarling TouchConnect is another great way to quickly get photos to appear in front of the whole household.
» Touchscreen interface for easy navigation
» Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n (WEP64, WEP128, WPA1, WPA2) connectivity
» RJ45 wired connectivity
» 10.2" 16:9 800x480 digital LCD
» 2GB on-board flash memory
» SD media card support
» Over-the-air automatic firmware updates with application expansion
» Remote photo album via Gmail™
» Sync with social photo applications like Picasa™, Facebook™, and Flickr™
» Update your status and follow interesting people with the Twitter™ client
» Check the day's events with Google Calendar™
» Current weather conditions by zip code (USA) or WOEID
» Plays emailed videos of up to 20MB in size.
» RTC-powered automatic shutdown feature for reliability and saving energy
» External AC Adapter (Input AC100-240V 50/60Hz, Output: 12V 2A)
» Wall mount capability
» Sturdy 4" metal stand
» Weight: 2.4 lbs.
» Dimensions: ~ 7.6" H x 11.1" W x 1.4" D