Since it's gadget gift month here at Attack, we thought we would let you know about a pretty good digital picture frame from CEIVA that has Wi-Fi and phone connectivity, a built-in memory card reader, and a max resolution of 1280 x 960.
What You Need to Know
It connects wirelessly or wired, you're going through a lot of steps
Everything is explained clearly, but navigation is tough using the buttons on the bottom
For instance, if you wanted to set up your Wi-Fi connection, you go to menu, connection settings, wireless settings, set up wireless, and then enter your password
This is definitely not "easy" for anyone to set up
All aspects of the frame can be maintained directly from the Ceiva website
You can upload pictures from your hard drive or you can e-mail photos to an e-mail address specific to your frame
It then drops in to your incoming queue, and the next time the frame syncs with the site your pictures are added
You can even customize pictures by adding text, cropping, rotating, etc.
There are tons more features like ordering prints, adding channels for news and weather, etc.
The point is, you can set this up at your parents house and add content from anywhere you have an internet connection, in addition to displaying from a memory card
In the frame, everything looks pretty good
It only displays at a max resolution of 1280 x 960, so it will automatically resize anything larger than that
It doesn't look any better than you'd expect, but it does the job
The frame also has swappable faceplates
There is normally a yearly fee of $100 in addition to the cost of the frame, but Ceiva is running a deal where you get a year of service, plus the frame for only $200