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Ceiva announces low-cost, WiFi-ready Digital Photo Frame lineup

Darren Murph

The bevy of entirely overpriced digiframes out there had us wondering when digital frame prices would finally stoop beneath the stratosphere, and while we're still not entirely there yet, Ceiva is making strides. The firm's most recent lineup features both 7- and 8-inch flavors, decked out in wood or black frames and sporting "high resolution" LCDs. While marketed as a groundbreaker in the world of WiFi frames, this is far from the first wirelessly-enabled rendition out there, and oddly enough it doesn't even include an 802.11 adapter right out of the box. While $24.95 Ethernet and $34.95 WiFi adapters are available, the PicturePlan service (3 months free, $6.95 per month thereafter) works by default using a standard telephone line which "dials up" to check for daily photo updates that you (or someone else with permission) has uploaded to your Ceiva online portfolio, and also gives you access to "free channels for daily updates of weather, sports, and news." While all this fancy connectivity is fine and dandy, the frames also accept your typical CF, MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, SD, SmartMedia, MMC, Micro Drive, xD, and miniSD cards, but apparently lack a convenient USB connection. Nevertheless, the 7-inch Digital Photo Frame comes in at just $149.99, while the 8-inch variety demands $50 more, and bundles of all types are available if you're interested in years of PicturePlan service or ho hum digital cameras.

[Via Digital Camera Info]

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