updated 09:50 am EDT, Mon June 22, 2009
Kodak S730 photo frame
Kodak on Monday announced it has released its new EasyShare S730 digital picture frame. While it doesn't have Wi-Fi, it can still operate wirelessly thanks to a built-in rechargeable battery. Fully charged, the battery gives the 7-inch frame one hour of operating life. Kodak has also introduced a new Picture Finder feature that lets users categorize and find images by date. There is a Slideshow viewing mode, which can display images alone or along with a clock or calendar, while a Collage mode shows four random images at the same time.
The new sort mode lets users stop slideshows by selecting a photo, which results in more pictures from the same date to be displayed. Storage comes via 1GB of built-in memory or a memory card or USB flash drive. Users can also add music to slideshows or play videos. Users interface via a mode button on the top of the frame and touch-sensitive controls on the border that light up when a motion sensor detects a hand is near.
The Easyshare S730 frame is now available in Europe for the equivalent of $207, and will come to North America in September, priced at $139. A padded carrying case will be offered at the same time as well, priced at $20.