Kodak’s new frame is Battery-powered
by Mark R
Today must be Kodak day, because I just covered the whole death of Kodachrome film. It must also be digital picture frame week, because I just covered one from Viewsonic yesterday.
I’m sure the Kodak Easyshare S730 is not the first digital picture frame that runs on batteries, but battery power should be a standard feature for most electric frames. As it is, most digital picture frames are a slave to their own cord, which makes it really inconvenient when hanging them on the wall. Of course, the rechargeable battery on the S730 is only good one hour away from the outlet.
The frame has about 1GB of memory, which is good for storing many photos. There is a memory card reader, but no report of a USB port.
There are touch sensitive controls on the frame bezel, which allows the user to access the menu. One can only assume that the controls are used to make slideshows and all of the usual digital picture frame fare. This would include the ability to play videos and music, I could only assume.
The Easyshare S730 should be available sometime in September for about $139. If it is a hit, then you should see many other digital picture frames made just like it.