Do you like being surrounded by pictures of loved ones and reminded of happy memories? Do you hate the clutter of a dozen photo frames clogging up your personal space? A digital picture frame may be the answer. Digital picture frames bring your photos to life. Nowadays, they come in a wide range of sizes and styles, sometimes with dual purposes.
The Vizio VMB070 is a 7-inch portable LCD TV with a polished, edge-to-edge, glass-panel TV screen that doubles as a classy photo frame. It has an 800x400 widescreen display and is backlit for superior image quality.
Sony's DPP-F700 digital photo frame with built-in printer displays up to 2,000 2-megapixel photos on a 7-inch, LCD widescreen. It prints 4-by-6-inch photos in as few as 45 seconds.
Trumping the average digital frame's utilities by a mile, the D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router manages your home network's Internet connections as well as your digital photos. You can connect an external storage device and printer and share both across your network. With bit-torrent and video-streaming support, you even can connect the frame to your Facebook, Picassa or Flikkr accounts and display the photos from your social accounts on the picture frame.
Digital photo frames don't have to be restricted to a traditional frame sitting on a desktop. They are available in miniature form on key chains, such as the Insignia 1.8-inch digital photo key chain, or as a 2.4-inch digital photo frame fridge magnet. It doesn't have to be stuck to the fridge; it will cling to any suitable metal surface. You can even wear a digital photo frame on your wrist.
For the office cubicle, digital photo frames can be built into desk caddies. If you want Internet access on a photo frame with no network, the Pandigital 8-inch Photomail digital photo frame comes with a built-in connection to the AT&T network with no monthly fees-much as the Kindle is connected to Amazon's Whispernet. Just email your photos to the provided email address, and voila! The Photomail even sends a return email confirming receipt of the image.
If you have more photos than you know what to do with, the answer may be digital picture frames that bring photos to life.