Recently I was searching the web looking for what’s new in the world of Digital Photo Frames (DPFs) when I came across this article: Cubit Launches Photo Frame with Built-in Florescent Light.
Well, I have to admit that title peaked my interest. Why? Well, a frame with a built in florescent lamp seemed like an odd feature to add to a frame. I just couldn’t help but wonder if the light, when turned on, put a glare over the frame’s screen.
Then I got to thinking about frames in general. It seems that lately, there is a FLOOD of new frames hitting the market, with many having some sort of “shiny” new gadget added on. It is as if the manufactures think that the more they add to their frame the more consumers will be attracted to buy it. (Kinda reminds me of this scene of Dory in Finding Nemo… but I digress.)
Anyway, I’ve seen digital picture frames with all sorts of add-ons integrated into them including such things as:
- Video Playback
- Photo Scanning
- Spy camera
- Alarm Clock
- Pen Holder
- News Tickers
- Photo printer
- Weather Report
- Mini Monitors
Now this is not to say that all these features are dumb. In fact, we here at CEIVA are always thinking of ways to improve our photo frames, and we have had our own share of dumb ideas. But we have learned that what works best is to stay true to what the product is… a picture frame, that just HAPPENS to be digital.
In the 9 years CEIVA has been in the digital frame biz our customers have taught us a lot about how they use their frames in their lives. While their frames are a big part of their daily life, they’ve shared that they don’t need or want their frame to be loaded with gadgets that constantly need to be tweaked, tinkered or fussed with like a Play Station controller.
So until the next post… that’s what CeivaJoe knows!