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Good digital frame
on May 25, 2010
I purchased it to sit on a desk in my living room, and the looks are quite good. It indeed looks like a digital frame, though it doesn't look cheap nor plasticky. The border is glossy and black. The images are very brilliant, and the size is perfect, not too big not too small (I being a technophile, wanted the ViewSonic 15" inch at 150$ :) but that would've look too over the top).
As for the ease of use, the controls are all in the back, and once you memorize them you don't have to look back to know what you are pressing. The buttons are not perfect, the button feedback is kind of hard (so it's not like pressing your pc keyboard), you could say a little cheap, but ok in the end. It's not that you'll use it everyday.
The software is good, not apple-like, but it does what you need. However, what I would improve is the font of the letters. They look good but it could be better. They are kind of thin (try using an Asian font in Word and type english text, and it's very much like that). I would've loved a Tahoma or Verdana or something more readable.
It has calendar and alarm which I won't use but it's neat to have them.
Now, be aware. The frame DOES NOT rotate the pictures when they are portrait. One thing I have to verify 100%: whether my camera sets the portrait bit in the JPEG or not. I'd say it does, so the blame is on the frame. But let's say my answer is 90% sure, it doesn't rotate.
About the price it was around 50$ so it was good I believe.
UPDATE: It does rotate the pictures, I had to configure it correctly. My bad. One thing that I noticed though is that sometimes the screen freezes and remains colored green. I believe this is because a picture file is somehow corrupt, but can't seem to find out which one is it.