Whenever I shop, I’m always on the lookout for good prices on digital picture frames. That is, if I pass one in sthe store, I’m going to check it out. In my opinion the technology behind these devices isn’t that complicated, so I find it difficult to justify spending over $80 to $100 for one. Today, I spotted the Synaps 7″ Digital Picture Frame with its walnut wooden finish online at TigerDirect.com. It’s selling for $39.99 right now, and if you’re not sure about the Synaps name, then you can always add on a one or two year service plan from TigerDirect for as little as $15 or $18 respectively. Customer reviews for the product have been very favorable.
The frame also allows you to run a digital slideshow of images, so the picture is constantly changing. The frame can be rotated for displaying images in a portrait or landscape orientation. The image at right shows the landscape orientation.
For the techies and digital photo enthusiasts, here are the spec1ifications (specs for short): It has a TFT LCD display which is 7 inches diagonal, with an visual aspect ratio of 16:9. The screen resolution is 480 x 234, and it supports MMC, SD, MS media cards. Photos must be in a JPEG format. The frame measures 7.9″ x 5.3″ x 1.3″. You can see the controls in the image at left (click the image to enlarge).