Advantages great quality finish, excellent picture quality an overall stylish product
Disadvantages quite expensive
I already have a digital photo frame and don't really need another! Thing is I have this problem…I se something and want it. I was browsing Play.com the other night (I know huge mistake) and decided that it would be rather good to order a few unnecessary but luxurious gifts with my larger than normal pay packet. The Philips frame seemed like a good buy at the time, it still is although my bank balance does not agree.APPEARANCE
Without wanting to sound 'stuck up' this frame does look stylish and 'refined' it does look like an expensive wooden frame. I have been looking around a lot recently for 'normal' photo frames for thank you presents for family and friends following my graduation, and have noticed that the cheaper frames do look tacky.The 9" frame is large enough to place in a prominent place providing an interesting focal point and generating some great conversations. The ability to use with rechargeable batteries as well as mains electricity means that wires do not have to be trailing from the back.
This frame is very simple compared to the others on the market. It does not come with a remote control or a huge doorstop manual. It is very easy to use. Pictures can be easily managed into files and a simple but useful clock displayed.
The frame also has a timer which turns the frame off at a certain time. This is very useful as I don't have to worry about climbing up each time to turn it on and off. I can set the time for 10pm to turn off and turn on at 11am meaning that it will only be on when it is likely to be seen, so not wasting electricity/ battery power.EASE OF USE
The functions are easy to get used to and take little getting used to. In fact I barely opened the manual. I would make the statement in fact that even my mum could use this frame and she is a real technophobe. The slideshow function is very effective with different picture transitions, which obviously makes the pictures more enjoyable to watch. The transitions can also be set between 5 seconds and a whole day meaning that you can see the same picture for as long as you want.There is also the ability to edit, rotate and delete images making it a lot easier to manage pictures without a computer. I am keen to get my nan and grandad one of these as it means they have a way of seeing all of their photos without having to worry about developing, computers and fiddly frames.
This is probably one of the only digital frames that I have seen on the market (so far) that displays pictures as they would look in printed form. Some frames do look a little grainy but this one is very crisp and clear.
COST AND AVAILABILITY
Unfortunately the frame does not come cheap. This frame cost me a rather large sum of £149 and was a bit over indulgent of me. I would say however that you do get what you pay for and if you are quite happy with grainy pictures or poor quality then you can pick a similar frame up for £80 but the quality is great and Philips is a highly trusted name.
Overall this is an excellent little frame. The pictures are clear and crisp and the colours are amazingly vibrant. With Christmas approaching I would say that a digital frame is a great present for almost anyone, especially a photography enthusiast or someone with a large collection of photos. Why clutter up a shelf with several frames when you can just have one?
Attention, this is the first review from this author
Instead of giving a negative rating, consider:
Help this member by giving your advice
Report fraud (for example plagiarism) or other issue with the review to the Ciao support team
Add your comment