Facebook, Smugmug, Shutterfly, Flickr, and MobileMe amongst others, and show off images sent straight to a special e-mail address. It may seem like every other digiframe, but it does have one unique feature -- support for UPnP and DLNA. That means any pictures stored on your home network can easily be beamed to it as well. If you want to be the original gifter, instead of the regifter, you can pick one up now for $189 at Pix-Star.com and Amazon. You'll find the full PR and an additional pic after the break.
Award-winning Pix-Star Introduces Larger 10.4-inch Connected
Digital Picture Frame with Wi-Fi, Email and UPnP Support,
Ideal for Photo Sharing
PARIS, July 22, 2011 -- Pix-Star, which pioneered the
concept of "the frame with an email address," recently
introduced its newest connected digital picture frame. The
Pix-Star FotoConnect HD (PXT510WR02) is the latest addition
to the Pix-Star FotoConnect line of products. It features a
large high-resolution 10.4-inch LED LCD ratio 4:3 screen.
"Our FotoConnect HD proves that bigger is better," said
Herve Robin, CEO of Spheris Digital Ltd, which owns
Pix-Star, winner of LAPTOP Magazine's award for best web
frame in 2009. "It offers all the bells and whistles but is
still incredibly user-friendly."
This new model features an 800x600 resolution 10.4-inch
screen with a 4:3 ratio display, perfectly suited for
digital camera photos. What this means for consumers is that
not only are images bigger but they are also crisper and
brighter to reflect more natural colors.
The FotoConnect HD, priced at $189, offers more features for
the same competitive price as other products on the market.
The new digital frame uses Wi-Fi to access the Internet and
has an email address -- and therefore requires no computer
to send and receive photo-mails directly from the frame.
Anyone who knows the frame's email address can send pictures
directly to the frame via computer or from another Pix-Star
frame. Mobile phone users may also send photos to the frame
-- a convenient solution for business travelers or
vacationers. Moreover, free email address hosting is
included with absolutely NO monthly fee; users can choose
this option when registering the frame. Pix-Star is also the
only Wi-Fi frame with a built-in email filter and spam
blocker to protect users from unsolicited pictures.
In addition, Pix-Star offers comprehensive support for
photos stored inside online albums, with access to more than
20 providers directly from the frame, including Picasa,
Facebook, Smugmug, Shutterfly, FlickR, MobileMe and more.
Another major innovation with the FotoConnect HD is the full
support for UPnP-DLNA, making it the first digital photo
frame to offer this feature. Users who want to display
photos from a Mac, PC or compatible NAS server (UPnP) can do
so with no image transfer involved. Users simply activate
photo streaming through the Pix-Star menu, browse the
available computers on the local network and immediately
display the photos stored inside.
More important, this product, like all other Pix-Star photo
frames, has been specially designed for technically savvy
users as well as the layperson. Grandma and Grandpa will
find it extremely easy-to-use, while other family members
can help them through a dedicated account at
http://www.pix-star.com, from which the frame can be
"It will be hard for anyone to top this model," said Robin.
"Our name says it all. Pix-Star is proud to be the 'star' in
the digital frame market."
The Pix-Star website (http://www.pix-star.com/) features
more than a dozen demonstration videos explaining various
aspects of its products and its website. Videos include a
product overview and tutorials on features such as receiving
Photo-mail and accessing web albums.