updated 05:10 pm EST, Mon November 10, 2008
Viewsonic digital frames
Viewsonic has unveiled two eight-inch digital photo frames, the DPG801BK and DPG807BK. Both devices feature SwifTouch touch-screen technology that only illuminates the control buttons when touched. Users can keep JPEG or BMP images in the 512MB integrated storage, insert a memory card into the six-in-one reader, or directly connect devices to a USB port. The TFT LCD screen supports resolution up to 800 by 600 pixels, with a contrast ratio of 500:1.
Both frames support M-JPEG video playback, while the DPG807BK can also play MPEG-1 and MPEG-4 formats. Users can add MP3 audio in the background of presentations, output by two 1.5-watt speakers in the DPG807BK. The DPG801BK only offers a single one-watt speaker, but includes a remote control in the package. The DPG801BK and DPG807BK are both available now, with estimated street prices of $130.