December 09, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
The digital frame market is more flooded than your hard drive. To make themselves stand out a bit, eStarling has added streaming video to its ImpactV photo frame.
While Wi-Fi and video is nothing new for the frame market, it’s new for this brand. Also, the ImpactV uses a unique email address to tap into your photo and video collection, without needing a computer connection.
In other words, you can take a quick cell phone video of the family scarfing down Christmas dinner, and have it rotating on the fireplace mantel before pie hits the table. No cables or other connections are needed.
Don’t expect to go too crazy. The maximum length for a video clip is 4 minutes. Also, it can take as much as 20 minutes to send those longer clips to the frame. You can also schedule for photos and videos to appear at a certain (not instant) time on the frame. If you need something extra to peek at, the unit can also display RSS feeds.
The ImpactV is available now from eStarling or Amazon. It sells for $200.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.