This looks rather cool, I’m not too fond of digital photo frames, I mean they’re interesting but don’t have too much value really. This new one from Pandigital though I like, it has it’s own dedicated email account and people can send it photos which will then be displayed on the photo frame. It works with AT&T wireless and I quickly scanned the TOS and didn’t see anything about cost for AT&T, it does mention no subscription fees on the Pandigital site. It’s rather cool, however there are some limitations like you can only receive 300 photos with the frame and the cost is $179.99. You can though buy more photo allotments in lots of 100, 400 and 700 with prices from $19.99 up to $49.99. The frame though can hold up to 6400 pictures and it can play MP3s and even play AVI files too. There’s also a 6-in-1 card reader built-in, along with the ability to just connect your camera to the frame.
“Photo sharing is simple and timely with the Photo Mail frame connected to AT&T’s wireless network,” said Glenn Lurie, president, emerging devices, resale and partnerships, AT&T Mobility. “With this new era of connected frames, photos will no longer be held captive on a camera or a smart phone. Grandparents will have convenient, up to date access to a grandchild’s latest adventure and parents will have the ability to stay in touch visually with their children away at college.”
Customers are alerted by the frame when new photos are emailed to its dedicated email address by friends and family so that they may quickly accept the photos in a single step to then begin enjoying them. Because the frames can receive photos from a smart phone or other email-enabled device, photos can be sent from virtually anywhere, even on-the-go.
Traditional Digital Photo Frame Usage and Extra Features Give it Full Functionality
In addition to having the capability to receive photos via email, the Pandigital Photo Mail Digital Photo Frame can also be loaded with photos via its 6-in-1 media card reader (Compact Flash, SC, XD, MS, MSPro and MMC) or via a direct connection to a computer or digital camera. The frame can also be connected to a Wifi network via an add-on wireless adapter.
The Pandigital Photo Mail Digital Photo Frame has an 8-inch back-lit LED display that displays photos in vibrant color and a picture-enhancing 800×600 resolution. The 4:3 aspect ratio preserves the original format of the photos, ensuring that they are not stretched or cropped. Plus, with a full 1GB of internal memory and Pandigital’s memory optimization mode, consumers can enjoy up to 6400 images on the display. Also, images can be rotated and resized, and brightness and color settings can be changed. The Pandigital Photo Mail Digital Photo Frame also can play back AVI video clips and MP3 music files.
Maintaining the upscale style of the Pandigital line, the new Pandigital Photo Mail Digital Photo Frame features a traditional look with a real wood frame, photo matting and a glass screen cover, so it looks great in the home or office.