eStarling 8-Inch Digital Wireless Picture Frame (Black)
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- 8 inch (4:3) LCD screen (800 X 600 pixels) with built-in high speed JPEG decoder/rendering engine
- Wi-Fi enabled; wirelessly receives photos from cell phones, email and RSS photo feeds
- Photo sharing made easy with a unique email addresses for each screen
- Web Based Hosting and Organizing on Seeframe Live
- Upload pictures directly via USB connection, CF cards, and SD/MS/MMC/XD cards
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|Item Dimensions||7.4 x 1.25 x 10.2 inches|
|Shipping Weight||2.8 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
The unit I got locked up out of the box due to a "memory stick media failure". There was no memory stick in the device. Tech support repeatedly asked me to unplug it and leave it off for at least 30 minutes, at which point it just got the same error. I got a memory stick (I have a camera that uses one) and after repeated jiggling finally got the error to clear and the frame works alright now, however I asked tech support several times for an RMA while I was fighting this problem and their response was negative. I could find no way to get tech support on the phone, and the email tech support seems to work from 4PM - midnight or something since that is when the responses come back.
Two of these frames I have gotten have had problems. The first thought it had a memory stick in it when it did not, and I had to return it. The second one worked ok. The third one will download messages, but will not download pictures. Still waiting for resolution on that one. Did I mention that their tech support is email only and awful?
If you get one of these and it is working out of the box and you don't have wireless problems, then probably things will work ok.
A couple glitches to be aware of.... I initially connected the frame to a hardwired desktop PC (no wireless) running XP. The netconfig program that you download and run would not see my wireless networks. It appeared that the radio was not working. Manual setup did not work either. Customer support was worthless and kept talking about router compatibility. Eventually I tried setting up on my laptop (with wireless). It turns out that the netconfig program simply copies the wireless network table from the computer rather than actually searching for them, like Windows does. All the networks I have ever been connected to showed up in the list. I selected my wireless network and then everything worked fine.
The other odd thing that happened was when I initially plugged the frame into the desktop PC, it launched some Adobe Photoshop downloader software that must have been lying in the weeds on my PC. Somehow this Adobe software, which was now automatically starting when I logged in (i.e. little icon in the lower right corner of the screen), was somehow messing with my system's Multimedia Audio Controller. I had no sound or microphone. Once I un-installed the Adobe Photoshop Downloader, the sound came back. Go figure....
Like I said a few glitches.Read more ›
Pros - Looks nice, picture quality pretty good.
Cons - Expensive, no power button, website for managing frame is horrible, no button to refresh pictures from site, bad setup software, advertised features not implemented very well.
Hardware-wise, the frame looks quite nice, the image quality is pretty good -- at least as good as similarly sized frames that I have seen in stores. No complaints there. It would be nice if it had a power button.
The reason I bought this frame was so that I could set it up for my parents when I visited them over Christmas, then allow them to manage the photos wirelessly through the website. The best advertised feature, from my perspective, was the ability to email photos to the frame.
As a previous reviewer mentioned, you can not setup the frame to connect to your wireless network without a standalone computer. You download software from the seeframe website and connect the frame to your computer. The software scans wireless profiles on your computer and sends it to the frame. It will NOT scan for wireless networks on its own. This is somewhat annoying, but not a dealbreaker for me. It took me about an hour to get this working, b/c there are basically no diagnostic messages on the frame (wifi signal strength, what networks it sees, password wrong, etc..) I am usually really good with tech items so this is by no means as simple as it should be.
You have to register the frame with its unique registration code, and then set up an account on the see frame website.Read more ›
The wireless network feature is a cool idea, but it is not that easy to set up. I got it done, so it;s not bad but many less technical people will have trouble.
The real deal breaker is that you have to use their server to do anything regarding the wireless features. Their web site is slow and badly designed. It does not work as a device within your home network. It only works through their server.
Another problem is that they don't seem to take privacy serious. My account on their server was compromised and I started to see Viagra advertising popping up on my device! Thanks very much.
Getting spam on your digital picture frame is annoying enough. The scary part is that the wireless configuration on this device is a simple text file. You wireless password is in plain text! Now that I know someone hijacked my account to access my device they might also be able to read this text file.
Beside this, the device locked up many times loosing connection.
I still think the actual image quality is decent, but I would not buy this product any more.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This was a good product at one time. However, they just announced that starting January 1, 2013 they will no longer support showing pictures on this device. Read morePublished on November 12, 2012 by joe leonard
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Hello potential eStarting cumstomer.
I usually don't take the time to write reviews, but I am so upset with this... Read more
DO NOT BUY! Terrible product.
I bought this when it first came out and set it up with my brother. I am very tech savvy and my brother is an IT guy professionally. Read more
For the first two years I owned this frame, It would periodically (once every two days) simply freeze on one image (a different one every day) and not continue to advance the... Read morePublished on November 4, 2010 by Joypebble
I received this frame as a Christmas gift from my son. The remote stopped working in the first 15 minutes. Read morePublished on January 4, 2010 by ERDocsMom
Holy cow, does this eStarling frame rock! I wanted a gift for my parents that would allow me to take photos and videos on my cell phone and have them automatically appear on a... Read morePublished on November 23, 2009 by Life Enthusiast
Unlike some others I didn't have any problem getting this unit setup on Grandma's wifi network with WEP security. Read morePublished on September 8, 2009 by S. Hoge
Bought this item for mom. She's not technical, so I came over and set it up. Within 6 months, the plastic front of the frame broke away from the main frame body, and it is NEVER... Read morePublished on June 10, 2009 by GB
I've been using this frame sense Christmas of '08.
I have it set to turn off at 11pm and turn back on at 9am. Read more