Frame turns prints into digital artwork
Frame with integrated scanner
If you’ve got a stack of photographs at home and not enough wall space to hang them from, then check out this digital photo frame with integrated picture scanner.
Skyla's frame lets you scan in physical photographs
Skyla, manufactured by storage firm LiteOn, has a built-in scanner that lets pictures measuring up to 4 x 6in be run through it and digitised. The frame then converts these into digital images which are displayed, in colour, on the 8in screen.
The frame can store up to 200 4 x 6in images, but if you choose to scan in smaller, 3 x 5in prints then about 400 pictures can be shown.
If you’ve already gone entirely digital, the frame also has two USB ports through which you can feed images from a Flash drive. The frame can even be used for music and video.
The Skyla frame will be displayed in stores across the US this month for around $220 (£146/€173). A UK launch date or price hasn’t shown up yet.
But why put that hideous digibox-silver "scan" button on the front, spoiling what looks one of the more tasteful (relatively speaking) bezels on a digital photo frame?
Do I also perceive a sane aspect ratio, for the first time in ages? Yes! 800 x 600, apparently - though if nitpicking (perish the thought) that's still not going to match most prints scanned with the unit.
If this is around for christmas then that's the olds presents sorted.