Advantages Good price
Disadvantages stand a little flimsy
Jessop’s 8” digital photo frame
Jessops are more widely known for their camera sales than anything else I thought but as most stores of this kind they also have a range of accessories which include several digital photo frames. Jessop’s are a long established British company and has been around for over 75 years. Their first store was set up in Leicester and they now class themselves as the ‘UKs premier photographic retailer’. I am lucky enough to have a store in my town which is where I purchased the photo frame from but they also have a good website.
~~~The Digital Photo Frame~~~
Since the digital era came alive there have been several ways of viewing your snaps rather than the old fashioned way of getting them printed and actually having a print in your hand (something I miss actually). You can now view your snaps on your PC or laptop, on your camera, on your TV via your laptop or Apple TV, on your phone, on your ipad, on a keyring or other small device or on a digital photo frame. (I’m sure I have missed some here!) My review is about a basic digital photo frame we were given as a gift from Jessops. I now see it priced at £25 (down from £80) and I hope the person that bought it paid the lower price!
This is a fairly basic frame which is fine because all I wanted was somewhere to show my pictures. I have them on a USB memory stick which I am fairly confident with as I use them loads in work. Once the frame was set up, which was easy; we inserted the USB stick and away we went. The good thing about this is that you can use loads of different memory formats (SD SDHC etc) and your photos can be in JPEG, AVI, MP3 or MJPEG format and still be displayed. You can set the date and time to be displayed which is handy if you use it on your desk at work but for home it is not necessary and if you disconnect it you need to reset it which can be a pain. The pictures are shown in a slideshow format which is changeable in case you get bored with the usual sweep in from the left format and are in the order they appear on the memory stick/card. The picture quality is good and the images appear clear and not distorted. You can change the time frame the pictures stay in the frame but not the order they appear which is a little frustrating but as I said it is a basic model. There is no remote for this like there is for some other more advanced models but there really is no need for one. If like me you move your ‘ornaments’ around then one nice feature is that it will work both landscape or portrait.
On overall good digital photo frame. There are better on the market and there are worse, but for the money (£25 currently) it is a good buy. There are a few niggles like needing to reset the date and time if you disconnect it and the fact that it doesn’t shuffle the pictures. The biggest niggle is the stand, it is pretty flimsy and not very solid so be careful to put it somewhere safe. 4/5 for me. I like the fact you can change it from landscape to portrait but it is a little slow to adjust.
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