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# 65306 2-Aug-2010 13:26
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OK so for a while now my wife has been wanting to buy a Digital photo frame. Yesterday we finally went out and had a look around a few places. Originally she had been pushing for a 12-15" frame but after looking at a 15" frame yesterday she has decided that 10" is around the size she wants to get.

It just happened that the first place we went to (DSE) they had four or five iPads available for hands on. I mentioned that it might make quite a good photo frame. We had a bit of a play and indeed it does make a very good photo frame. Better quality picture then any of the other frames we looked at and it has much nicer transitions.

I just watched the photo's video on the Apple iPad page and have to say it really does kick every photo frame I have seen into the gutter.

http://www.apple.com/nz/ipad/features/ (click photos).

The added bonus is that it also does other things as well.

However the flip side is that even if we got the cheapest model (which is what we would get) it is still $799 vers a high end photo frame at $500.







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  # 361552 2-Aug-2010 13:32
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Nety: OK so for a while now my wife has been wanting to buy a Digital photo frame. Yesterday we finally went out and had a look around a few places. Originally she had been pushing for a 12-15" frame but after looking at a 15" frame yesterday she has decided that 10" is around the size she wants to get.

It just happened that the first place we went to (DSE) they had four or five iPads available for hands on. I mentioned that it might make quite a good photo frame. We had a bit of a play and indeed it does make a very good photo frame. Better quality picture then any of the other frames we looked at and it has much nicer transitions.

I just watched the photo's video on the Apple iPad page and have to say it really does kick every photo frame I have seen into the gutter.

http://www.apple.com/nz/ipad/features/ (click photos).

The added bonus is that it also does other things as well.

However the flip side is that even if we got the cheapest model (which is what we would get) it is still $799 vers a high end photo frame at $500.


Why not get two and wear a pair of stereo glasses?

 




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  # 361561 2-Aug-2010 13:46
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Hi,
The major downside I could imagine is that if you got an iPad it would never sit still long enough to be just a photo frame. That thing can do soooo many things that I would think that there is probably a law being drafted now that would prohibit anyone buying certain tech devices & under-utilizing them. What's next, people buying iPhones to make phone calls on?! Please, think of the starving kiddies in Africa.... err, I mean think of the yuppies in the cafes having to use old-school laptops (does anyone remember yuppies...?)!
On another note - have just seen an iPad owner using a $2 Shop fold-out plate display stand as a perfect holding device to watch photos/videos on the device.... even looked better than his nicely folded wire coat-hanger display stand.




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  # 361562 2-Aug-2010 13:47
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I just can't imagine spending that kind of money on a digital photo frame, regardless of whether it's an iPad or not...seems an incredibly large sum of money to spend to display photos, personally.




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  # 361568 2-Aug-2010 13:57
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And then buy this for multiple mounting points around the house....

http://www.thewallee.com/site




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  # 361583 2-Aug-2010 14:15
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I agree that I would not like to see it just being a photo frame all the time (if it was only going to use it as a photo frame I would not even consider it). However when it is NOT being used for other things it makes about the best photo frame I have seen.

OK yes you could get two digital photo frames for the same price (more if you don't care what the picture looks like) but as pointed out you can do so much more with the iPad.

I guess part of the problem is that I am not sure just how much we would use it for other things. We already have more computers then people in the house and although the iPad looks very cool it is really hard to know just how much you would use it without.. well using it!







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  # 361692 2-Aug-2010 16:08
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Your dilema is just like mine.. i was after a comfortable chair.. i found a perfectly comfortable chair.. unfortunately it comes in a mercedes.. so its quite an expensive chair.. but its very comfy..

yes, it does other things, like has built in seat warmers, and a large engine.. its own power supply and the ability to move around the countyside at highspeed..

I of course offered the going rate for said chair.. but they wanted to keep pushing all the other features...
damn sales people.

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  # 362188 3-Aug-2010 11:16
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I just use my iPad as an alarm clock. I too use a $2 shop plate display thingee. 

I like the look of the wallee though. Hang it above the stove to make full use of Epicurious.. 

 
 
 
 


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  # 362234 3-Aug-2010 11:45
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I just re-read your original post. Does the iPad have $300 worth of features more than a digital photo frame? YES.

Why anyone would spend $500 on just a digital photoframe is beyond me actually. 

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vonfluffy: Your dilema is just like mine.. i was after a comfortable chair.. i found a perfectly comfortable chair.. unfortunately it comes in a mercedes.. so its quite an expensive chair.. but its very comfy..

yes, it does other things, like has built in seat warmers, and a large engine.. its own power supply and the ability to move around the countyside at highspeed..

I of course offered the going rate for said chair.. but they wanted to keep pushing all the other features...
damn sales people.


What a brilliant analogy!

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  # 362401 3-Aug-2010 14:45
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revolushn: I just re-read your original post. Does the iPad have $300 worth of features more than a digital photo frame? YES.

Why anyone would spend $500 on just a digital photoframe is beyond me actually. 


Yes the more I look into the iPad the more I like it.

As you say it does surprise me that if you can make a iPad for $800 with the inherent quality that Apple use including a screen that is much nicer then any photo frames screen I have seen plus have it do all the other things that it does but we are still asked to $400-$500 for the simple photo frame.







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  # 362433 3-Aug-2010 15:22
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here is another 'photo frame' option i stumbled upon today:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/10/aocs-22-inch-2230fm-hd3-display-includes-integrated-media-playe

basically, its a 22" monitor with a built in media player! And it costs less than $400 RRP!

http://shopping.yahooxtra.co.nz/aoc-22-2230fm-hdmi-lcd-media-player-monitor.aspx?prod=116252




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  # 362438 3-Aug-2010 15:24
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revolushn:
I like the look of the wallee though. Hang it above the stove to make full use of Epicurious.. 


you would hang a $1000+ device *above* a stove whilst cooking? 




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  # 362439 3-Aug-2010 15:26
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I would do would do a lot of silly things. My $1000 phone doesn't get treated all that well either. Maybe nxt to the stove (above the sink) ;)



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  # 362451 3-Aug-2010 15:40
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Regs: here is another 'photo frame' option i stumbled upon today:

http://www.engadget.com/2008/07/10/aocs-22-inch-2230fm-hd3-display-includes-integrated-media-playe

basically, its a 22" monitor with a built in media player! And it costs less than $400 RRP!

http://shopping.yahooxtra.co.nz/aoc-22-2230fm-hdmi-lcd-media-player-monitor.aspx?prod=116252


Although very nice I think it is a little over the 10" ideal...Wink 







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