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Sony unveils Wi-Fi photo frame with radio, RSS

updated 06:50 am EDT, Thu September 4, 2008

Sony WiFi photo frame

Sony this past evening unveiled its VAIO CP1 Wi-Fi photo frame that allows pictures to be streamed real-time from a PC. The seven-inch, 800x480 LCD frame can connect to Picasa, allowing viewing of four web albums simultaneously. Pictures can also be uploaded from the frame to the Picasa account. Content is organized into "frames" and can be played in different modes including Slideshow, Flow (adding special effects), or Dissolve (fades images).

A built-in real-time RSS reader can display news headlines along with the other content being displayed; MP3s or streaming radio can also be played from SHOUTcast along with the images.

The CP1's display supports 16 million colors and a light sensor to automatically dim when a room's lights are turned off. In addition to the wireless communication, the frame can additionally access pictures from Memory Sticks, SD cards, CompactFlash, or its own 128MB internal memory. A clock can fill in when pictures or media browsing are impractical.

The CP1 will be available in October for around $300.

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  1. starwarrior

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    Black frame would be elegant. Black frame over Sony advertisement is so gosh.

  1. chrisco

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    Looks like a monitor

    With that big bar across the bottom and SONY logo it looks like no photo frame I've ever seen. Even a gold plate on the bottom center of a uniform frame saying "SONY" and model name would have been better (pretentiously fun, too). Sorry, this one is Sony FTL.

  1. chadpengar

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    download from web?

    hope it can grab photos from the web too. Be nice to program an ftp grab. Would like my MIL to have one of these in Japan and we can upload pic of the kids and her frame automatically picks up new pics

  1. Guest

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    What is it

    All it needs is a built-in TV tuner!

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