Ality Upgrades PIXXA Digital Photo Frame

by Carolyn

pixxa.jpgThe folks over at Ality have upgraded their popular PIXXA Digital Photo Frame with what looks like an enticing number of features. Users can connect to Flickr, Picasa or your computer by WiFi. You can also use a memory card too. It also syncs with Google calendar to remind you of an appointment or display your wedding photos on your wedding anniversary or photos of a family member on their birthday. Pretty cool.

You can pick up one for yourself when it debuts in the first half of 2008 for $299. However, digital photo frames still have a long way to go in terms of size, smartness and affordability before they become standard fixtures in people’s homes.

Full feature set and product specifications after the jump.

Photo Messenger

  • Send and receive photo messages instantly
  • Communicate by Photo Messenger Client in computers
  • Receive photos from online accounts: Flickr, Picasa and AlityOnline
  • Share photos with non photo frame owner through web account in AlityOnline
  • Display online or offline status of your contacts
  • List your contacts with your selected profile pictures

Live News

  • Receive Live news automatically
  • Flashing news alert informs you of updates
  • Pick your interested online news from your AlityOnline Account

Live Calendar

  • Synchronizes with Google Calendar
  • Schedules specific photos to be displayed on certain days and times
  • Works even when the photo frame is off


  • Photo updates from various sources
  • Photo editing tools provided
  • Manage photos and playlists
  • Personalize photos with captions

User Account

  • Multiple user accounts provided
  • User settings personalized
  • Password protected


  • Alityonline: Manage your PIXXA anywhere when go online. After you have registered your photo frame, we will assign you an AlityOnline account. Log into AlityOnline and you will get advanced functions for photo sharing and management of your photo frame. By using Photo Messenger, it provides you easy 3-clicks to send the photos.
  • Music: Pair your slideshow with beats and rhythms. You can play your MP3 collection and personalize slideshows with your favorite music. Accompany the blissful moments of your wedding with the song you sung to your wife. Make the captures of an impressive rock concert come to life with the band’s music. Pair your slideshows with beats and rhythms to suit the mood.
  • Setup: Setup your frame in one go. The Setup page provides simple tour to help you set up your photo frame and wireless connection. Once the setup is completed, the photo frame can go online. Register your photo frame and an exclusive AlityOnline account is arranged for you.

Product Specifications

  • Display Interface
    • Resolution 800 x 600
    • Aspect Ratio 4:3
  • Built-in Speaker
  • Memory
    • Built-in Memory Up To 2 GB
    • Support MS/MMC/SD/CF/XD
  • External Interface
    • USB Host
    • USB Slave
    • IFI 802.11b/g
  • Real Time Clock (Sync with Internet Atomic Clock)
  • Control
    • IR Remote Control
    • Buttonless Touch
  • Built-in Battery for 1 Hour Operation

[Ality via Gizmodo]

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