Digital photo frames become very popular over the last couple of years as more and more people are taking lots of photos with their shiny new digital cameras. What with large memory cards being so cheap and digital cameras making it so easy to capture large numbers of photos, it means it’s now no longer feasible to be printing them all out, but at the same time you want to be able to show them off to people. That’s where digital photo frames provide the ideal solution, either like in this case, a traditional photo frame size or even a fridge magnet digital photo frame!
From when you first open the box, it doesn’t take long to get going with the CIBOX C107 digital photo frame, I’d say that’s a real benefit as it’s never good having to read a huge tome of a manual before being able to use the new toy you’ve just got. All you need to do is insert a memory card (that contains your photos) and then select the photo slideshow button on the remote control.
This digital photo frame comes with a selection of different inter-changeable frame colours (black, white and silver) that allow you to put a personal stamp on it depending upon your personal tastes are or whichever may suit your room colour scheme best.
I was quite surprised when I found that there was a remote control included in the box as it’s not something that I would have expected, but it does mean that it’s a lot easier to navigate around the menus and also allows you to operate the photo frame at a distance – handy if you happen to have it on your coffee table and want to cycle through your photos with a guest.
There are several slideshow options that allow for different lengths of time to display the pictures and also different styles of transitions between one photo and the next, however curiously there is no random or shuffle mode for changing the order in which your photos are shown, so there I’d imagine there is the potential for the display order becoming a little repetitive if like me you notice things like that.
This is the first digital photo frame that I’ve had chance to a look at up close (other than having a quick play with display units in high street stores) and given the price point and the size of the screen, I’d say that the photos are displayed fairly well, but obviously due to the resolution it uses, there is a limit to how good your high-resolution pictures will look.
Another feature that this digital photo frame has is the ability to play other forms of media such as music and video – which I found quite surprising as I’d not read or seen this in operation on a digital photo frame before. This certainly opens up the door for people (particularly those who are much more creative than I am) to create interesting soundtracks to your photo slideshow that really expresses the mood of the photos themselves.
Overall, the CIBOX C107 digital photo frame is a good way of displaying your photos rather than having to sit people around your computer to show them your favourite snaps!
- Bright 7” TFT active matrix LCD screen
- Support format: MP3, MP4, JPEG, WMA
- Support memory card: SD, MMC, XD, MS
- Support USB 2.0
- Simply insert a memory card into the digital picture frame to show photos, play MP3, or MP4 video files
- Supports up to 16 mega pixel images files (JPEG format)
- In-built memory for 15 pictures
- Clock and calendar functions
- Includes a credit card style remote control
- Automatic sideshow with multiple translation effects and adjustable display time
- User friendly on-screen display lets access all controls easily
- Comes with 3 inter-changeable face-plates , silver, white and black
- Universal power adapter, range from 100v to 200v
- Dimensions: 210.0 x 157.0 x 36.8(mm) unit weight: 450g
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