Sounds like the product I've been looking for. The problem with most of the picture frames on the market is that they all pull pictures from an SD card. Now this is great, but ideally I'd like a picture frame that you could give to grandparents, friends, and other family members and have it pull pictures from the Internet. Of course these individuals would need an Internet connection, but most of them now-a-days do. And if they don't the picture frame would still have an SD card slot so you could just send them a new SD card.
The idea of pulling pictures from picasa sounds great. But you should also give the option of having an FTP site, as many of us are more advanced and might want to upload the photos to an FTP site. Also, for picasa, you should allow the pictures to only be pulled from a specific album, such as "PhotoFramePics", so that the end user only receives specific photos.
Another feature would be that the pictureframe's configuration screen can be accessed remotely (like a router is). This would be a BIG plus when you are giving the picture frame to family members who aren't very technical. So if you need to change the picasa location, or other settings, you can do it remotely.
The weather and news screen sounds like an great add-on, not sure if I would use it or not to be honest since I use my phone and TV.
14" sounds too big for me. I think 12" is still the sweet spot.
Price wise? $80 - $100.
Here's one that I've had my eye on:
»www.amazon.com/Pix-Star-PXT510WR ··· re+frame
A few issues with this:
1) The price
2) It comes with a free e-mail address, but how do we know the company will stay around? I don't like this option.--
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