Instacube | from US$149.00 | d2m-inc.com
can’t get enough of Instagram? lucky for you, Insta-addicts, there are smartphone apps to keep you in the loop of your favorites insta-pics. however, if you are looking for something even more convenient, then you look no further then the Instacube. conceived by D2M, Instacube is a Instagram-dedicated photo frame that connects wireless to your home network via its built-in WiFi and stream those beautiful Instagram photos right to you without having to access through your computer or mobile devices. Continue reading Instacube
(credit: Elecom) Elecom “Un Photoalbum” Digital Photo Frame | ¥tba | www.elecom.co.jp
honestly, i am not sure if digital photo frame is still a rage these days but nevertheless, we still appreciate a nicely designed digital photo frame with good features and specifications to match. earlier this month, Elecom has announced its latest digital photo frame that it dubbed as the “Un Photoalbum”. it sports a 8-inch TFT LED backlit LCD that has a 1280 x 768 resolution and it fully capable of display photos, playback of audio and video files. the frame itself has an internal 2-Gb storage but more capacity can be achieved through media slot that supports SD, SDHC, MMC and also a mini USB port for connecting to other USB devices. Continue reading Elecom “Un Photoalbum” is more than just a photo frame
(credit: Sony) Sony HD series S-Frame Digital Photo Frame | from US$119.99 | www.sonystyle.com
Sony has just announced a new addition to its digital photo frame line up. dubbed the HD series S-Frame Digital Photo Frame, this photo frame now not only slides through your favorite digital photographs but also does 1080p full HD playback on its LED backlit high resolution display. it features an advanced image processor that scales and display content up to 192-megapixels, thus enabling the frame to accept footage taken with the most advance digital cameras or HD camcorders. three display sizes will be available, starting from 7-inch, running up to 10-inch model. Continue reading Sony introduces new HD series S-Frame Digital Photo Frames
(image credit: PARROT) DIA PARROT by NoDesign | about US$500.00 | www.parrot.com
we thought this is the sleekest digital photo frame in the market right now. though we are not sure what’s the market sentiment for such a product but this Mac-ish wireless digital photo frame from PARROT boost an unique technology for image display. if you thought the photo frame’s image looks a little different, well, you are not wrong. due to the separate depth location of the screen and the backlight source which makes the photo frame looks somewhat like a lighted box. the translucent 10.4-inch screen has a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and display photos in 24-bit color. Continue reading PARROT WiFi and Bluetooth wireless digital photo frame
(screenshot source: mypicturetown.com)
yet another Japan-only campaign, at least for now. there’s no announcement of 3D imaging device from Nikon, but this Japan-only service converts 2D image to 3D image at the online storage portal my picturetown 3D. these converted images can then sent to others or share with your friends online. however, you will need the Nikon NF-300i 3D digital frame to view the converted pictures.
the Nikon NF-300i features a 7.2-inch LCD panel with lenticular lenses on it which allows user to view the images in 3D without the use of 3D glasses. the 3D picture frame is not available for sale but it’s available for loan at ¥1,995 (US$24) per month or ¥19,950 (US$244) a year. not surprisingly, terms and conditions do apply. with the rental price, comes with up to 3 free 3D conversion after which each conversion cost ¥300 (US$3.66) per image. wow. that’s kind of pricey, eh?
in my opinion, Nikon is promoting its NF-300i 3D digital picture frame more than the portal. the portal could be just a promotional tool to push for the usage of NF-300i and at the same time generates some form of return to cover it’s operational cost. if that’s the case, it could be an effective strategy, at least when the novelty-factor is still present. it also helps to hold the consumers’ interest in Nikon’s 3D products, till Nikon actually announces further developments. wise choice. rather than letting your potential consumers flock to other manufacturer. maybe not as impressive as launching a physical 3D imaging device but this will at least keep the interest high, and possibly the anticipation mood going.
(photo source: techon.nikkeibp.co.jp)