Polaroid Lives Thanks to New Digital Picture Frame
by Mark R
In case you missed it, Polaroid announces the end of the Instant Film about a week ago. All I could think about was how a chic photo era has come to a close, and how that guy in Memento will be forever lost. In case you haven’t seen Memento, it is an awesome film about Leonard Shelby (Guy Pearce), a detective with short-term memory loss that has to remind himself of his case with Polaroids.
Hopefully, Leonard has gone with digital photos by now. Yet if he liked the nostalgic effect of the Polaroid Instant film, he could always go with this concept digital frame.
All Leonard would have to do is put his memory card in a slot on the bottom of the frame, and navigate with the touch screen to view his memories. He could do the Standard mode to see his memories one at a time, or enjoy a fading slideshow with the Classic mode.
The stand on the back can rotate into an upward position, making a hole to put a push pin through. It is perfect for that map Leonard had in his hotel room.
Unfortunately, there is a small problem. See the white frame area? That isn’t able to change with the photo. It’s just a dry-erase mini-whiteboard. In other words, the words on the frame won’t change with the photos.
Sorry, Leonard, but you’re not going to be getting John G. anytime soon with this technology. Maybe they should make it so the user can attach a handwritten message to the picture itself. Now that would be worth developing.