Philips flaunts multitasking digiframe

Generally speaking, digital photo frames are one-trick ponies; glorified LCD screens with a bit of picture viewing software thrown in.For a long time

Generally speaking, digital photo frames are one-trick ponies; glorified LCD screens with a bit of picture viewing software thrown in.For a long time that's what we've been perfectly happy with. Now, however, our simple digiframe existence has been shattered by the Dutchmen and women at Philips.No longer just content to be stared at, its new line-up has picture editing built in. Slip in a memory card and you can use the PhotoEffect Wizard to rotate, zoom and crop your snaps or even fiddle with the colours.Those tech-talented Edam fans have also added energy-saving timers to switch the frame off when there's no one around to appreciate its pixelated bounty. When it is on, an ambient light meter adjusts the display to match the brightness of the room.It may cash up on the wrong side of £150 but you will get all this and a generous 9in screen to boot. Catch them in either the wood-endowed 9FF2CWO (pictured) or the metal clad 9FF2M4 with interchangeable surrounds.

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Philips 9FF2CWO, 9FF2M4 On sale: NowPrice: £180, £200 Contact: Philips Related stories: Gadget of the Day – X-Large Digital Photo Frame