By Lisa Johnston
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Jobo AG recently introduced two stylishly designed digital photo frames that target affordable price points.
Models Curve 7 and Curve 8 feature rounded edges and are available in either a black or white varnish finish on the frame. Screen sizes measure just smaller than 7 inches and 8 inches, respectively.
Both models will be available in the U.S. later this summer for a $59 suggested retail each (Curve 7 Black and Curve 7 White) and $89 (Curve 8 Black and Curve 8 White).
The Curve 7 features an almost-7-inch color TFT LCD display with a resolution of 480 by 234 pixels. It will handle images of various aspect ratios, including 4:3 and 16:10, and has a zoom mode.
The Curve 7 digital frame showcases images in full screen, as thumbnails or as slide shows. Different transition effects enhance the presentation of digital images when viewed in slide show mode. Curve 7 also features rotate, zoom and delete functions.
The Jobo Curve 8 features an 8-inch color TFT LCD display with a resolution of 800 by 600 pixels and 4:3 aspect ratio. In addition to a zoom and rotate function, the Curve 8 also features a calendar and time function. All functions of the Curve 8 are accessible via buttons on the back of the frame or by using the included remote control.
“The new Curve line of digital picture frames are our most affordable digital photo frames to date,” stated Johannes Bockemuehl-Simon, Jobo's CEO. “In these tough economic times, we want to offer a high quality digital frame option for budget-minded photographers who want to easily view and share their precious digital pictures without spending a lot of money.”
Both Curve frames are compatible with SD and MMC storage cards. In addition, both frames feature a USB OTG interface, so all USBS devices compatible with OTG, such as USB sticks, portable hard disks or digital cameras, can connected directly to the picture frames to view images stored on any of those devices.
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