The Digital Photo Frame Pencil Cup

Digital photo frames are a great way to show off pictures of your kids and family while you’re at work.  The down side is that they take up extra desk space, which isn’t usually an issue.  However, there are some cases where desk space is strongly needed or you just might prefer a work area free of excessive clutter.  This cup allows for you to have a spot to hold your pens and pencils as well as have a small photo frame right there on your desk.

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Digi-Mug puts a Digital Picture Frame on a Coffee Mug

I think that we all know that technology is getting out of hand, and we have gadgets where we never thought gadgets should be. I mean, we have cameras on our cellular phones, for crying out loud!

Another device that I’ve been seeing in places where I never thought it would be is the digital picture frame. Digital picture frames have been huge on the market, as practically every electronics company markets some type of digital frame of some sort.

I suppose that it stands to reason that someone figured out a way to put their digital mugs on a mug. Yes, that is the Digi-Mug, a digital picture frame that fits on your average commuter-style coffee mug.

The frame is a 1.5 inch display and can support both BMP and JPG images with optional backlight. I suppose the real question is how you get the pictures onto the mug itself. I assume it is with a USB cable of some kind, but my source doesn’t have that information.

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The retro QTV Digital Photo Frame

Digital picture frames have started to become just popular enough, that better styles are coming out.  I was definitely happy when they started selling them with frames that at least appeared to be wood.  The shiny black plastic never really blended well with my living room.  Well now Brando has created a slightly more quirky version of their own.  The frame comes in the form of a retro style TV and does more than just show off your favorite family photos.

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Parrot Puts its Best Foot Forward at CES

Parrot always puts out some decent products, so it was natural that they had them on display at CES Unveiled. I found two that are worth talking about, as they were designed by some primo designers.

The first is a set of wireless speakers designed by Philippe Starck, or “S+ARCK”. These horn-shaped guys are designed for the iPod and iPhone, and can connect to a PC via Wi-Fi or by Bluetooth to the Mac or cellular phone. Sync connectors allow connectivity to any audio device for full immersive 360 degree sound and 100W RMS power output.

The second is one that we have reported on before, the Speechio. This is a reflective photo frame designed by Martin Szekely. This mirror really caught me by surprise as the screen just appeared in the middle of it. Parrot had me on the product right there.

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Virus in your digital photo frame?

Don’t we all love receiving gifts and presents? After all, it makes us feel loved, and there is that indescribable feeling of tearing open the wrapping paper to discover what we’ve been hankering after all this while sitting there, right in front of us. Unfortunately in this day and age, there are some presents that we receive which could come with a pretty serious defect – imaging getting a new digital photo frame that upon plugging into your computer, results in an attempt infecting the said PC with a virus. Yes, that is actually happening for folks who have received several different models of digital photo frames from retailers like Wal-Mart, Amazon and others. Talk about a blue holiday season!

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