updated 04:45 pm EST, Mon November 24, 2008
HANNspree photo frames
On Monday, HANNspree North America announced the launch of two digital picture frames that have a host of multimedia features. The 7-inch SD7021 has 8MB of internal memory and a 3-in-1 memory card reader, along with a USB 2.0 port to transfer images from computers. The frame is only available in black and will rotate images as needed to ensure they are always right side up, while a slideshow function displays the content.
The 8-inch SD80M4MB comes with three ceramic faceplates that change the look of the frame as seasons and occasions dictate. All three frames, suitable for Christmas, Valentine's Day or birthdays, include separate stands to users can use them to display physical photos as well. The SD80M4MB also has a built-in alarm clock and calendar and can play audio and video files in addition to displaying digital photos. Its built-in memory is rated at 256MB, and there is a 6-in-1 memory card reader for expansion.
Both fames are available now, with the SD7021 priced at nearly $50, while the SD80M4MB costs nearly $100. HANNspree will expand its digital photo frame line-up in 2009 to include products with screens up to 17 inches in size.