Los Angeles — Frame maker Ceiva Logic announced a new line of digital photo frames today, adding memory-card slots to compliment its Internet photo delivery service.
The frames will be available in 7-inch and 8-inch sizes with VGA resolution LCD screens and built-in card readers for the major flash-memory formats. Both frames support automatic slideshows with transition effects and adjustable time intervals.
The 8-inch frame, for a suggested $199, will ship with an interchangeable black and wood finish frame. The 7-inch frame will retail for $149.
Both models work with an optional broadband adapter ($24.95) or Wi-Fi adapter ($34.95) to access the Internet for use with the company’s PicturePlan Internet photo service. The frames can also connect to the PicturePlan service out of the box through a phone line.
Ceiva’s subscription-based PicturePlan can automatically update the photos displayed on a Ceiva frame by downloading images over a wireless network, broadband connection or through a phone line at select intervals throughout the day.
Subscribers can store an unlimited number of digital images on Ceiva’s Web site and can send up to 50 unique images to a Ceiva frame per day. Users can also send photos to the Ceiva network directly from camera phones.
The service costs $6.95 per month. Both the 7-inch and 8-inch frames will come with three months worth of free service.