Kodak Pulse Frame put new twist on receiving pictures

I really should have entitled this blog “Hey Husband! This would make an amazing Mother’s Day Gift,” but instead, I’ll put it in the first paragraph and hope he gets the hint. I’ll keep you posted.

I don’t know about you, but when I log in to Facebook, I’m so excited when my friends have posted new photos, especially when they tag me in them and I can see what a good time we had together. Do you know what’s even cooler? When those pictures come straight to your digital picture frame and you get that nice little surprise when you walk in the door from work.

The Kodak frame connects to your wireless network and provides a continuous stream of photos that you upload, import from you Kodak online gallery, share on Facebook or are tagged in and photos from Flickr. Your family and friends can even e-mail photos straight to a personalized e-mail address you set up for the frame.

At 7-inches (there is also a 10-inch frame), this frame lacks no size or resolution. Photos are big, bright and just as colorful as they were in person. It doesn’t take up much real estate, but it does require access to an electrical outlet and, of course, a wireless network.

The frame was easy to setup, though I had a slight issue connecting it to my wireless network, but I worked that out. Connecting to the Kodak photo site was really intuitive. Then connecting to my Facebook was a simple as a few clicks.

In order to check it out, I loaded some of my pictures to it and then sent out an e-mail to our friends and family with instructions to either tag us in Facebook photos or e-mail them directly to our frame (even from their cell phones!) and we would be able to see them. Some of my friends sent some really creative photos of how they spent their time at work. Our family members sent us pictures they took when we were all together. It was great fun to get the notifications that new pictures had arrived and take a look at them.

Overall, I loved this. As a mom, I want one. As a tech geek, I want one.

It’s reasonably priced at around $129.99. It’s available from Kodak retailers as well as Kodak.com.

For more information on the frame, check out my video above, or visit the Kodak website.

And now the fine print:
I was provided with a Kodak Digital Pulse Frame for review purposes (I miss it since I sent it back) but the thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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