Simple Digital Photo Frame for Grandma?
June 19, 2007 6:31 PM Subscribe
Recommendations for a cheap, simple, easy to use digital photo frame that runs off a thumb drive and is beloved by grandmothers?
posted by mygothlaundry to Shopping (9 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I want to get my mother a digital photo frame for her 80th birthday in 3 weeks. I have this idea in my head that there should be one that will run a slide show of about 30 - 40 .jpgs that I can put on a thumb drive and then take over to her house and plug in, thus letting me change the pictures fairly frequently. She doesn't have a computer; I don't have a way to transfer pictures to a memory card (except by taking them with my camera and I want more selectivity than that) - that's why the thumb drive. I've been googling but the options are overwhelming me and I've never actually seen one of these things in the electronic flesh so I don't know how they work or how hard they are to operate.
I don't need or want it to play .mp3s, make phone calls, light up, beep, wash the floors or do anything except display pictures of the dogs, the grandchildren and the garden. It has to be totally simple to operate, like, an on/off switch is about all she can handle. Oh, and it needs to be less than $125. Does such a thing exist? Have you ever given one to a determinedly Luddite elder? And/or, what options should I be looking for?