Kodak launch world's first wireless OLED frame
Updated Kodak has unveiled what it claims to be the world’s first digital wireless picture frame with an OLED display.
Kodak's OLED wireless frame is a world's first
Unimaginatively entitled the Kodak OLED Wireless Frame, the gadget sports a 7.6in screen with 16:9 aspect ratio, 800 x 480 resolution and 180° viewing angle. The screen can display still images and videos, but is built into a stand with integrated speakers that let you add an audio accompaniment to your memories.
The OLED display is super thin
Since the frame works over Wi-Fi, it can source pictures or videos from PCs in separate rooms and communicate with websites to gather, say, the weather report.
Content can also be loaded onto the frame’s 2GB internal storage capacity from memory cards and through a USB connection.
The Kodak OLED Wireless Frame will show up sometime before Christmas and cost £500 ($890/€630).
Some readers have already commented on the price of Kodak's frame. So you'll be interested to learn that Kodak's just contacted Register Hardware with a price correction. It seems the frame won't cost £500, it'll be £600!
oh... like most photos are widescreen...
ffs... what the point is there producing a wide photo frame... especally with a resolution as poor as that!!!
I Made the mistake of getting a wide LCD photo frame (I just read the size, not aspect ratio when ordering)and no amount of cutting and trimming makes photos fit well... all my images are now displayed with nice black borders by the sides... yippie!
and £600 for the privillage?? er... no thanks!!! oh... and the thing looks crap too!
Resolution is key on these frames, and 800 x 480 seems pretty woeful. And hasn't Kodak solved a problem that doesn't really exist? Memory is so cheap and small that getting lots of pictures onto a frame is easy, neat and inexpensive. If they were going to lose wires, the power cable is the one to eliminate. Rechargable frame, perchance? Oh, and it costs around four times what it should to be even remotely attractive. Other than that, a winner! Erm....
Waste of energy
So instead of a conventional picture sitting in a frame and consuming nothing, you have this eating electricity day and night? At least put a PIR sensor on it so it switches to standby when no-one's around!
Stupid aspect ratio
At that price I would at least expect an aspect ratio to match the majority of photos - i.e. 4:3, or 3:2 at a pinch. Besides, with OLED they can't even claim the economies of scale argument normally used to justify that aspect ratio for conventional LCDs.
How frickin' much?