Help - Digital Picture Frame and Macs?

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  1. aswitcher macrumors 603

    aswitcher

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    Help. I am looking for a Digital Picture Frame (An electronic liquid crystal display 4x6 or 5x7) powered preferably by batteries.

    I want to create an iPhoto album and dump it to the picture frames internal memory.

    I want the frame to have an automatic slide show if possible.

    I also want it to be easy to use - off/on, replace batteries

    I have had a scan around but can't seem to find what I am after that works with a Mac. I would be happy to dump jpegs to a memory card if thats my only option.

    Does anyone have any experiences with this stuff?

    Can anyone help me?
     
  2. clayj macrumors 604

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    Brookstone sells one:

    click here

    And The Sharper Image offers a few choices, including this one:

    click here
     
  3. aswitcher thread starter macrumors 603

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  4. clayj macrumors 604

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    Yeah... I think you're gonna find that none of this type of device will run on batteries, because they'd burn through them so quickly. Even a laptop with a double-duration lithium ion battery (which costs $$$) is only going to run a few hours... and an LiIon battery holds a LOT more juice than AAs or Cs. The battery lifespan on an illuminated LCD screen would be perilously short.
     
  5. aswitcher thread starter macrumors 603

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    I suppose thats right noting my Palm T2s battery life.

    Well apart from Mac compatability, I also need to figure out if any of these will work in both Australia and the UK with appropriate adapter plugs - or will the increased voltage kill them...
     
  6. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    These died a horrible death in most retail stores. They are a great idea, but not much real interest. They should be cheap by now,
     
  7. aswitcher thread starter macrumors 603

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    Yep, they were too expensive and tried to do too many things I think. Basic display images every 3/4 secs would make an excellent basic model.
     

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