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      28.02.2013 00:41

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      A great little novelty for absolutely everyone. Nice gift as well.

      I actually bought this very funny looking and vibrant egg shaped photo frame as it was unbelievably cheap (around ten pounds i bought mine) and it just looked like a nice and funny thing to own and amuse visiting friends and family with.

      When it comes to actual picture quality the screen is not what you would call high tech / cutting edge technology but honestly you would not be buying an egg shaped mini photo frame for sheer picture quality experience, if you are then this is definitely the wrong product for you. But I have to admit the screen is bright and clear.

      To upload pictures into "the egg" you simply connect it to your computer using the USB cable that is provided with "the egg" to basically copy and paste. I think this product can take maybe 70 to 100 jpg picture, which is not a great deal but come on 10 pounds!!!!!!

      I personally use the USB to charge mine as I like to put my latest photos but other options are available such as the mains charger.

      I really like this "egg", It is a great present to give to any one who is into photography.

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      02.12.2012 20:26
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      It's an egg but don't try to fry it.... and boiling won't work either

      I have built up quite a collection of digital photo frames, some I have bought for myself, some have been bought for me, with others I just have come across for one reason or another.
      One particular digital photo frame which I have, in fact, I have a couple of them, with them being gifts from people, are not actually frames as you would know them, but are actually shaped more like a food item that you'd find in your fridge. That food items being the good old fashioned egg. With this digital photo frame being called the TechNet egg digital photo frame... yes, the Egg, as it looks like an egg, so the name is quite apt really

      Anyway, what does the egg photo frame look like..?
      It is an egg, hence the name, and it looks like an egg, being about 80mm high and having a circumference of about 45mm. It has a 1.5 inch screen which offers a 128 x 128 pixels which is housed in a chopped out section on the front of the egg. On the rear are the controls, which are simple to understand and even easier to use. There are three buttons in a circular pattern, forwards, backwards and an 'M' button, which takes you into the menu of the settings.
      Below this circular button section there is a micro USB port which is used for transferring the images onto the device, or from it. Plus, it is for charging up the internal battery too.
      There is also a reset button just above this USB port, which is set back so that you will need a pin or something to actually press the reset button itself.

      Here's where you're wondering how do you stop this from falling over as normal eggs always do? Well, they've covered this dilemma with a simple idea, basically making the bottom of this egg slightly flat. not too much, just enough to give the base a nice, level surface so that it sits nicely on any flat surface.
      Sadly though, there's no way that you're going to get this to hang from a wall so you'll have to stick with table mounting instead.

      Any specs that you might need to know..?
      This one has a pretty low memory capacity, considering the larger ones on the market, with this one having a mere 8MB... yes, MB NOT GB
      To load it up to your PC your PC will have to have a few requirements, those minimum settings being windows OS 2000 or above. If you're a MAC owner then you'll have problems loading pictures onto this device as it doesn't want to work with the MAC.
      You do get a nice lengthened USB cable to connect this to your PC so you don't have to rush out and buy one especially. Although you don't get a mains charger so you will have to either buy it yourself or charge it using the USB to PC method.
      It has a built in battery which is rechargeable using either the supplied micro USB cable or the mains cable, which you have to buy separately, although the USB cable does a good enough job so you really don't have to spend any more money on a mains cable.
      The picture formats this can cope with are JPG and BMP, which is the more common files so there should not be too much trouble.

      There's no need to go searching for drivers as they are within the device, which basically means that when you plug the USB cable into your PC, connecting it together, your PC will automatically find the drivers and load them in an instant. Saving you the hassles of searching around for days in order to find them.
      Plus, it does have an Auto switch off function, which you can set to your own timings or simply turn it off completely.

      NOTE:
      For more choice this lovely little egg shaped picture frame comes in several colours, pink, green, yellow, orange, black, blue and, the one I have, the white one


      My Opinion...
      The entire thing is pretty small and looks like an oversized egg really. I can't explain it any better than that. It's an Egg, albeit a little larger than the one that you may make an omelette out of.
      What I can compare it too, looks wise, is one of those egg timers that you sometimes find in kitchens. The ones that sit spinning the time away and ring happily out aloud when the minutes are up, telling you that the egg should be done.
      The screen itself is pretty small and it isn't the sharpest to be honest, but it does manage to display the images quite well indeed, although this does depend on the picture quality itself.
      The memory is not that big, giving 8MB, but there is a 16MB version. Sadly though there are no means to add such things as a microSD card to boost the memory so you are stuck with the small size. This means that you are best off using smaller, lower quality images in order to get more onto the device.

      Uploading the images takes a matter of minutes, once you've plugged it into your PC, and once your images are on you're ready to see them slide on by, all you have to do is go through the settings, or menu, and choose such things as speed setting and the like.

      You can play the images using the manual or automatic settings, with the controls on the rear being so simple to understand. Plus, it also gives you a couple of extra features such as a calendar and a clock, which may come in handy.
      The images show up smaller than the actual screen area, with the images showing in a square shape whilst the full screen is a round shape, well, really, it's an oval shape.
      It may have been a little better if the images would fill the entire screen area, although some of the picture would have been lost, especially around the edges.
      There's no audio so it won't play music whilst the few images slide there way passed your eyes. So if you're expecting a musical crescendo then you'll be sadly disappointed indeed.


      I recall when I was given this that it came packaged in a rather fine looking metal tin, which made it a very nice gift idea indeed.

      So, know for the price of this egg shaped digital picture frame..
      This lovely little device, which is more a novelty item, or maybe a nice little gift, due to the fact that it can't hold that much data, sells for about £7.00, or there-abouts. But no more than £10.00.

      Would I recommend this egg..?
      Hmmm. This one is the million dollar question, so to speak.
      If you want to have a few pictures sat in a small place, say on you desk, or even in a kitchen, with the knowledge that you can only get about 5 - 10 decent quality images onto it, then yes, I would say get yourself one of these.
      On the other hand, if you want to have a lot of pictures flashing passed your eyes on a screen that you can see from the moon, then avoid getting this one as you'll be very disappointed indeed.

      I suppose it's more a novelty item than a serious digital picture frame, mainly due to the fact that it can't hold many pictures, so it you want to give a 'funky' gift to someone then this can be a serious contender.
      And, as I mentioned earlier, as it came in a rather lovely little tin it could make a rather fine little present for the upcoming festive period.

      © Blissman70 2012

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      05.07.2012 17:32
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      Cute, novel and interesting

      I was bought this little egg as a leaving present from my last job, they had loaded with pictures of team nights out to give me a nice send off and something to remember them by. Of course, I deleted these and put my own nice pictures on of my family! It sits on my desk at work, where I can charge it up and look at lovely holiday snaps whilst at work and dream I am somewhere far away...

      ==Price and availability==

      The cost of this little item is very affordable and you can get one for around £7.00 if you shop around. Perfect for giving as little stocking fillers and add on to birthday presents.

      ==Description==

      The egg is made from plastic and features a mini 1.5" screen that is average quality for a novelty digital display device. You are buying this for the cuteness not the clarity, although to give it its credit, it is quite a bright LCD screen and a pleasure to look at. The exterior is fun, the shape and design is really cute and the egg always attracts attention. I have a green one, which is bright and fun. For the more serious among us, you can also get one in black. There are a variety of colours to suit your personality.
      The egg uses USB which makes very simple and perfect as a desk accompaniment. To load pictures on to the device and you can get around 100 of JPG and BMP, you need to plug the USB lead into the computer and then into the egg and it is a case of dragging and dropping files into the external file that will open on the computer. To charge the egg you need to plug the USB into a port such as a mains supply attachment or through the computer. It takes about an hour to charge and the built in lithium battery will power the little egg for over 8 hours on constant.

      ==Overall==

      The egg is fun and really does not take up too much room. I like the design and colour and for the price you pay it is really worth the money. If you are looking for a gift for someone who has a digital camera then this really is a good investment. You can have it playing a slideshow so that you get to mix up what picture is on show.

      It is really easy to set up and use and I had mine playing the photos that I wanted it to in less than five minutes, thanks to my colleagues who had already charged it for me. I can wholly recommend this and in fact, I may buy another as it is my friend's birthday coming up and I have just reminded myself what a cool gadget it is!

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        09.06.2012 12:46
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        Cute.

        I bought a couple of TeckNet 1.5" Egg Digital Photo Frames for my daughters christmas stocking last year because I thought they looked different and that they would look cute in her room for her to display photos of her family and friends. Each egg cost me about £10.00 from Amazon, but I did manage to get a deal where I bought 3 and they gave me a 4th egg free - and so this made it more financially pleasing. I didn't think £10.00 was too bad a price anyway and so it's a fairly cheap way to have a digital photo frame, and I think it is especially nice for a child or teenagers bedroom.

        The photo frame is, as the name would suggest, shaped like an egg. It is oval shaped and three dimensional and then the photo aspect of the product is situated on a little rectangle at the front of the egg. The have flat bases which make it possible for the egg to sit on a flat surface without rolling around, although it's worth mentioning that it doesn't take much force for the egg to roll over - although if it does, it literally rolls and doesn't have any damage done to it. There are a number of egg colours to choose from, such as yellow, green, orange, pink, red and black - and so it's quite nice to be able to collect several colours which make the set look more snazzy and fun. The eggs are quite small and so they don't take up a lot of space, measuring about 10cm high, with the actual photo element of the product measuring about 7cm x 5cm. As you can see, the photo display is small and so if you're looking for something to display your photos impressively then this product isn't for you.

        The egg is made of plastic, but it feels sturdy - and like I said, my daughters eggs have rolled around a lot and have not been damaged in any way. The do contain lithium batteries that need to be charged up and the batteries don't last that long - and so we generally keep the eggs plugged in most of the time.

        The photos are quite clear and so although the photo display is small, this in some way makes up for that. The product accepts both JPEG and BMP format photos and as JPEG is the most widely used saving format then this is convenient and means nothing needs to be converted prior to use.

        Using the egg is very simple and it just a matter of uploading the photos onto the egg. This can be done either with connection to your computer or photo storage device as it is done via a USB connection. We did find that we needed to reduce the file size of our photos in order to get the maximum capacity, but in general we find that each egg takes about 80 photos of a relatively decent file size. As soon as the photos have been uploaded, it is possible to then display them, either by choosing the photo you most want to display at any given time, or opting for the photo slideshow so that the photo changes periodically.

        I think these eggs are cute. I do wish that the batteries lasted a little longer - but overall, they are nice little products.

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          25.03.2012 21:18
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          A healthier substitube for Easter chocolate eggs as presents

          I love photography and enjoy taking photos in my spare time. I also love novelty products and it is no wonder that I end up buying one of the Tecknet egg digital photo frame as I was doing my daily digital window shopping on the internet.


          I have to say that one of the things that persuaded me to buy this product is its appearance. I haven't come across a egg-shaped digital photo frame before and it just looks so cute that I had to get one. Besides, the price is quite reasonable. I paid around £8.50 from amazon.co.uk and the price includes postage as well. £8.50 for an electronic product is pretty good. However, I must admit that when I first bought it I know I will like the appearance but I was a bit apprehensive about the performance of this product.


          Like the name suggests, the TeckNet 1.5" egg digital photo frame is designed to look like an egg and comes in a variety of colours. I bought the green one because I think it would fit with the beige colour scheme of my desk. The material used is plastic but the quality is good and it has a shiny finish, so in that respect I'm very pleased. The product is quite small, it stands at about 8 cm tall and the width is about 5 cm so it doesn't take up much space, which is perfect for me because my desk tends to be cluttered with papers and textbooks.


          The frame LCD display is 1.5" diagonally and has the resolution of 128 x 128 pixels. In terms of resolution, it is pretty low but then again given the size of the display screen, the pictures do appear clearly and doesn't really affect the quality of pictures. This digital photo frame supports pictures in either JPG or BMP format, which isn't a problem for me because most of my pictures are in JPG format.


          It is very easy to set up and use. It has a USB connection port at the back of the egg, which can be used to charge and upload photos from my computer. There are instructions when you connect the digital frame to PC for the first time, and it is very easy to set up. Uploading photos is convenient as well as it can be done by 'select & drop'. The memory of this digital frame can hold up to a little over 100 photos of normal resolution.


          The controls are located at the back of the egg and not difficult to use at all. There are options to manually select the photos for viewing, automatic slideshows and the display durations can be customised to your liking. Since I regularly charge my digital photo frame, I am quite sure the maximum hour of usage for this product. However, from my experience, it can operates for 6 hours easily on a continuous run.


          The only complaint I have is that they don't product these in different sizes for the LCD display screen. Personally, I wouldn't mind paying a little bit more another egg digital frame with a bigger display and higher resolution. Then I can put them side by side as mommy egg and baby egg :).


          Overall, I love this product and I think it's fun and a nice decoration to have to my desk to break up all the boring paperwork. I think it would make a great easter present for both kids and adults, who love novelty products, alike.


          Thank you for reading. :) x

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            30.01.2012 08:53
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            An egg shaped mini digital photo frame that makes a great gift

            I must admit over the last few years reading other people's reviews has been a great way to get inspiration for birthday and Christmas presents for family and friends. Mr Lools' 84 year old granddad is particularly difficult to buy for. When we ask him for ideas he always tells us that at 84 years old there is nothing he really needs or wants but at the same time we always like to get him a little something. Because both Mr Lools and I have large families we tend to only buy little gifts because of our budget! However for his granddad we wanting to buy something photo/ IT related as he had recently purchased a digital camera and laptop and by his own admission was becoming a "computer whizz"! A digital photo frame was a good idea but slightly outside the budget that we had in mind. However after reading a number of positive reviews for the TeckNet 1.5" Egg Digital Photo Frame we were given the gift inspiration that was needed!


            ***TeckNet 1.5" Egg Digital Photo Frame***
            The TeckNet 1.5" Egg Digital Photo Frame is basically a small egg shaped digital photo frame. The egg frame is 8cm high from its base to the top. And is around 6cm wide by 6cm deep. The main casing of the egg is a shiny plastic which is oval shaped with a flat base. On the front of the egg in the centre is a 1.5" square digital photo display screen. On the back of the egg there are small control buttons and there is a USB port.

            The 1.5 inch screen has full colour LCD display and is 128x 128 pixels. It holds around 107 pictures. The frame has a 3.7V rechargeable lithium battery and comes with a USB connection to connect it to your PC. The frame supports pictures in a JPG or BMP format. The frame is compatible with Windows 2000/2003/ XP/ Vista.

            The TeckNet 1.5" Egg Digital Photo Frame is available in six different colours. There is a choice of white, black, yellow, pink, orange and green outer casings. We purchased this product in black which will be what my review is based on.

            The RRP for the product is £12.99. I purchased the frame for £7.99 plus free delivery from Amazon which was and still appears to be the best price (Jan 2011).


            ***Our Experience***
            This was a gift for Mr Lools' granddad (who is 84!) however because I was unsure of its suitability just in case it was too high tech and complicated for him to use, both Mr Lools "used" the gift for 3 weeks to familiarise ourselves with it so we could make sure that he fully understood how to use it and loads pictures onto it. We were also preparing ourselves in case we needed to write further instructions as to how to use the gift because when I initially seen the size of the instructions manual my first impression was it was just a very small slip of paper. His granddad for 84 is pretty good with technology however we knew that if we didn't know how to use the frame we would be bombarded with questions and didn't want to give him a gift that he couldn't use.

            The photo frame comes in a brushed steel cylinder tube gift box, so even before you give the actual photo frame to someone as a present it looks like a very attractive gift. Inside of the gift box when you lift off the lid there is the photo frame. Some foam packaging and the USB cable and instructions manual.

            I was very impressed with the look of the frame when it was taken out of the gift box. The shiny black egg shape frame looks very modern and is quite a funky little gift however in black does not look to cheap or outrageous (and not suitable for an 84 year old man!). For a gift that only costs £7.99 there is nothing cheap feeling or looking about the frame.

            I must admit that when I first saw the instructions manual I was a little apprehensive that I would not be able to master the workings of the photo frame and load photos onto it but these concerns were soon put to rest. I had chosen 100 photos to load onto the frame that I thought Mr Lools' granddad might appreciate (most of our children) and had stored these in a folder ready to upload.

            My PC runs on Windows Vista and I simply connected the USB to my laptop and followed the instructions that appeared on the screen to upload the photos. You do not have to download any software and it's a case of dragging image files from your PC into the folder that appears when you connect the USB. When you drag photos into the file which you want to display there is a viewing/ editing option. This gives a shadow of the 1.5 inch frame on the photo showing what parts of the image will be displayed on the (small) screen. I found out of the 100 photos I had originally selected there were only 4 photos that I chose or could not display. In these cases it was due to the fact that the screen could not get both of my boys in together because they were too far apart in the photo. I think this is quite impressive if you consider the small screen size.

            Once you have dropped and dragged the photos into the photo frame folder from your PC and then chosen the viewing options you simply click upload. I was able to upload all 96 JPG images (from various sources and file sizes) onto the photo frame in less than 5 minutes so this is not at all time consuming.

            Once uploaded onto the frame the photos are very easy to view. The LCD screen is not the best quality but it is still good and the photos all look clear and bright. There is a menu/play key and up and down buttons to select different options of the screen and operate the photo frame. There is the option to manually play the photos and scroll through each one (which would be quite tedious) by the press of a button. There is also the option of having an automatic slideshow in which the photo frame scrolls through the photos itself. You even have the option to set the time in which each photo is displayed for on the screen before it scrolls to the next image.

            The frame charges when it is connected to your PC via the USB cable and there is no main charger. The frame fully charges within 45 minutes of being connected to a PC. I was unsure as to how long the photo frame stays charged for but Mr Lools' granddad told us it was around 8-9 hours if you leave the photo frame to run and display continuously.

            Obviously I was very impressed with the frame but as this was a gift the main point was for the recipient to like it. Mr Lools' granddad was ecstatic about the frame and described it as "his best Christmas present this year. He very proudly has the frame in the dining room and I have been informed by my sister in law that he shows every visitor his "new piece of technology". The frame actually looks very good in quite a traditionally decorated house and the modern egg shaped frame does not look out of place. More importantly you can easily view the different photos on the frame as the display screen is very clear; a lot clearer than you would expect on something that costs under £8.

            Mr Lools's granddad has also been able to add further images to the frame and found the instructions inside of the gift case to be simple and clear. His experience and IT knowledge is quite basic therefore this is not a difficult item to operate.


            ***Overall***
            I would definitely recommend the TeckNet 1.5" Egg Digital Photo Frame . It is by no means the best digital photo frame that you could because of the small screen size but it is a great token gift that looks good on a desk or to show off smaller close up thumbnail type shots. Since buying the frame for Mr Lool's granddad I have since bought 3 more frames to give as gifts, one to my best friend who loved it. And I have also bought one for my dad's birthday and one for Mr Lools' birthday as small token gifts so I can upload family shots which they can display on their desks at work.

            For £7.99 I was very apprehensive about the frame, both the aesthetics of it and the ability to display photos (and actually use the frame) however all of these concerns were soon put aside. The frame looks great and extremely modern with its smooth egg like shape. The photo display is of a good quality and photos are very easy to load and display on the screen. My only slight criticism or word of advice to those thinking of buying the frame is that because the display is only 1.5" in size it may limit what photos you choose to display on the frame. We did not find this an issue as we had a lot of close up and portrait type shots to display. But if you had lots of full length shots of large groups of people or landscape shots with the detail in the distance these would not look so good on the display screen.

            A cracking gift for old or young!

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              18.11.2011 01:58
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              Overall great value stocking filler or small gift, wont break the bank and will give hours of fun.

              I am always on the hunt for bargains online and when I saw the TeckNet 1.5" Egg Digital Photo Frame for around £5 delivered I just had to buy one. The concept is that it is a digital photo frame in the shape of an egg. As the 'frame' is only 1.5" across I knew it wouldn't be large, but when I recieved it I were pleasantly surprised as I knew it would be the perfect size to view at the side of my bed. The 'shell' is made from tough plastic and feels robust. There are various bright colours to choose from and the acrylic finish gives a great shine to the egg.

              There is a rechargeable battery within the unit which I usually recharge through connection to my laptop via the USB cable supplied with it. You could charge it via USB through mains power also. Via the laptop I find the egg charges easily in under one hour. The screen resolution is 128pixels X 128 pixels, so the size and quality are reasonable enough for the price.

              The packaging calculates that the 'egg' can hold 100+ images, I havn't tried this out as I only have a few pictures on at any one time. Once connected via USB to my laptop the data transfer is effortless, with a simple drag/drop technique needed. The device is recognised as a data storage device, so set-up isn't required! The only limitation is that the egg will only recognise JPG and BMP formats, so it is wise to ensure images are in these formats before transfer.

              There are different options for displaying pictures on the egg. I have a number of pictures played on a slideshow, where the image changes at regular intervals. There is also the option of manual mode which allows you to manually scroll through or change the image at the touch of a button. As the egg has such a small screen I am not surprised that the battery life is around 8-10hours if i leave it on after a full charge.

              As there are a number of bright colours to choose from you may find yourself buying a few of them after you have tried one out! I am considering buying another one, as I find they are so very easy to set up and use. Although the price is cheap you have to remember that the screen is of a limited size, to make up for this I am more than happy with the quirky design and bright colours! At this time of year I would suggest they make great stocking fillers!

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                14.05.2011 20:24
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                A fun gadget, a great gift!

                I was wanting a digital photo frame to display family photos in, for my desk. But I wanted something quirky - something which looked more like an ornament, and less like a little screen. So when I found the Tecknet Egg digital photo frame, I was impressed! As the name suggests, it's an (almost true to life sized) egg, made of a strong polymer, which features a 1.5 inch screen capable of displaying in rotation pictures of your nearest and dearest.

                The Egg is available on Amazon for £7.99 with 99p postage which I think is perfectly fair and this is what I paid for it. It's available in five colours - a bright yellow, a lime green, a glossy orange and (not pictured on Amazon, but they are available) black and white. Given our living room decor of brown and cream, I went for the orange. It's a great colour - shiny, vibrant and draws the eye in. The egg looks fab as a little ornament on my desk but it's even better when you see the screen. The unit features a Menu/Play key, and up and down keys for use even when it's not attached to a computer.

                The 1.5 inch full colour LCD display is sized at 128 x 128 pixels, and this for near sight is fine - obviously it's not something you're going to be able to view from a distance and due to it's shape it can't be hung on the wall but as a little desk ornament, or something for your mantel or bedroom, it's spot on. The dimensions are 80mm x 60mm x 60mm - so it won't take up too much room, and it's 198g in weight - it has a heavy sort of base so it won't easily knock over or wobble like a weeble when the table is knocked.

                According to Amazon, the unit can hold about 107 pictures, in both JPG and BMP format - in practice I'd say stick with JPG as BMP files are far larger without need, and you'll get a lot more on the Egg if you stick to JPGs. I have about 90 on there just fine - from varying sources, my mobile, computer, and digital camera.

                The Egg features a built in 3.7V rechargeable lithium battery, I charge it up every Monday, and this keeps it going no problems at all. The screen during this time has remained nice and bright and though it's obviously not going to give HD results, it's perfectly fine for everyday snaps.

                Amazon states that the Egg is compatible with windows 2000/2003/XP/Vista however I have to add that it is perfectly compatible with Apple Mac computers - I put new pictures on the Egg from my MacBook running Tiger (and now Snow Leopard) no problems whatsoever. It's an absolute doddle to use as no drivers need to be installed to get up and running, and full instructions are provided, you don't have to be a computer whizz to get this going at all, but I do recommend you give it a good charge first, I left mine on overnight.

                The Egg is updated via a USB 2.0 interface, with the USB cable which is supplied. It's fast and easy. For the price, I wouldn't expect it to have expandable / removable media, or Bluetooth, but obvously these would be very handy. It's something I update maybe once a month, or after a special event when I have new pictures.

                The play modes available are manual or automatic slideshow play. Obviously, most people would choose automatic, so all your photographs are rotated to view equally.

                I am so pleased I purchased my Tecknet Egg digital photo frame. I haven't had any problems using it from applying photos, to displaying them, regardless of their initial source or quality, and they all appear bright and clear on the mini screen of the Egg. The Egg itself looks funky and stylish, in it's choice of colours, and would look well in any home, student room, office desk and so on. For the price, I am very impressed and as it's under £10 including delivery I will be sure to buy a few more, as they're great gifts (I'd pre charge them and put a few photos on, too, so the gift can be enjoyed on the day.) I am unsure if the USB can be used with a mains converter - I'm going to try that out, so I can gift the Egg to people who don't have a computer - and I'll update this review accordingly when I find out.

                Overall - very impressed. Obviously the Egg is at the lower end of the price/quality scale when it comes to digital photo frames but for a fun budget gadget it is surely one of the best. Five out of five from me!

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                13.03.2011 22:29
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                A great little digital photo frame

                I'm a bit of a technology lover, and for the Christmas just gone, one of the awesome presents I recieved was the TeckNet 1.5" Egg Digital Photoframe.

                This is pretty much what it sounds like, a digital photo frame in the shape of an egg! I was given a green one, and the screen on the egg is 1.5", so you won't be displaying any massive photos, but it is a nice, different way to display a choice of photos in my front room.

                The egg is made from a thickened plastic, I believe acyrlic, and it runs on a rechargeable battery. Mine usually gets recharged through the USB cable supplied with it, and I am not sure if you are able to buy a wall charger to go with it, it is not something I have ever thought about if I am honest. The screen is 128 x 128 pixels, and is full colour.

                The tech spec reckon this egg can hold around 107 photos, and it is not far off. I currently have 98 photos on mine. It is really easy to put the photos on the egg too, all you have to do is pop in the USB cable and connect to a computer which runs ME/2000, XP or Vista. You do not need a driver to use it, as it will be found as a mass storage device, and you can just open the folder which houses the photo files you wish to display on the egg. You can then use drag and drop to select the files you wish to use, and they transfer really quickly. The egg only supports photos which are in the formats of JPG and BMP.

                Whenever the egg is connected to a computer through the USB cable, it will charge the battery for you. I found it only took about 45 minutes for the egg to be completley charged up. The egg is only about 8cm tall by 6 cm wide, so it will not take up a lot of room in the house, and I have mine sitting happily on top of my DVD shelving unit.

                You can select to have the pictures shown by slideshow, which will continuaslly scroll through the photos on the egg, untill you either tell it to stop, or just runs out of battery. You can also choose the manual mode, which sits on one photo until you push the button to scroll to the next one, or start the slideshow again. I found on slideshow mode, the egg lasts around 8 hours on a full charge if left to play alone, which I think is quite impressive as it is a very small piece of equipment, and I did not expect it to last that long.

                I think the green colour is very eye catching, and it looks quite nice in my house. If green is not your colour, there is a choice of other colours. These other colours include Pink, Orange and Yellow. In the box you will find the Egg, USB Cable and a small manual which should easily help you through the set up and use process, but to be honest it is very simple and chances are you will not need the manual.

                These cute little digital photo frames can be bought on Amazon for the tiny price of £12.49. I think this is a great price, and I am planning on buying a few others in different colours to place around my home. If you are looking for something different for your home, or for a nice gift for someone, then I can truly happily recommend the TeckNet Egg Digital Photo Frame. I find no fault with it, and I give this a 5 out of stars. Totally recommended.

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