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Everyone loves the ease of use of digital cameras, but we're much less likely to get prints with a digital image. This elegant frame provides the best of both worlds - you can display your pictures without ever going through the hassle of having them printed.

This seven inch frame gives a clear picture, thanks to more pixels per inch than your average display - though inevitably in bright sunlight it can look a little washed out compared with a printed photograph. Usually, though, the adjustable backlight seems very effective - the results are particularly stunning in the evening.

You can copy your pictures across using USB, or insert a compact flash, memory stick or SD (or MM) card. The frame's memory can hold around 50 images, and unlike a traditional picture frame you can have a screenshow, so that the frame displays a range of images through a day. There's also a timer, so it doesn't eat power when no one's looking.

It's not obvious from the picture, but the surround is clear with a silver metal stand behind the frame.

Works off mains adaptor or (more neatly) rechargeable battery.

This is an expensive gift at around 140/$199 - but it will certainly bring a big smile to anyone who is fed up of not having pictures to display around the house.

From Amazon.com we've also got a slightly smaller frame which comes in a little cheaper, and has three alternative colour frames to change the look.

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Reviewed by Brian Clegg






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