Pic & Mix – six of the best digital photo frames

Kodak Easyshare EX1011 £150www.kodak.comDespite having a big 10in screen and Wi-Fi, this Kodak is now available online for just over a ton. From

Kodak Easyshare EX1011 £150

Despite having a big 10in screen and Wi-Fi, this Kodak is now available online for just over a ton. From a distance, photos are relatively crisp and colourful. Get closer, though, and oversaturated colours and pixellation reveal themselves, while the fiddly Wi-Fi sharing can only be done via Windows Media Player 11.

Stuff says: 4 stars

Good value for money, but the wireless connectivity is far from slick.

The Gigaframe certainly lives up to its name – it’s the biggest on test, but still only packs an 8in screen. That’s mainly thanks to the touch-sensitive controls, which aren’t the most intuitive. Build is also a bit shonky, but pictures are reproduced faithfully and the light sensor, which turns the screen off in darkness, is a nice touch.  

Stuff says: 3 stars

Ideal for the bedroom, but suffers from poor build quality and an infuriating interface.


Philips 8FF3FPB £130

It lacks Hollywood features such as Wi-Fi, but for no-frills performance this Philips is hard to beat. The controls aren’t always responsive, but are easy to operate with practice, while images are sharp and bright. The only downside is the meagre internal storage, which means a USB drive sticking out the side unless you’re happy using memory cards.

Stuff says: 5 stars

Lacks bells and whistles, but excels at fuss-free performance and boasts pleasingly simple looks.

AG Neovo V-10 £125

It may specialise in monitors, but the AG Neovo is the best-designed on test. It has an acrylic, touch-sensitive frame and a neat sloped back that keeps it stable in landscape or portrait mode. Slightly washed-out colours and a widescreen aspect ratio that often adds black borders to your snaps aren’t ideal, but there’s enough storage for 200-odd photos.  

Stuff says: 4 stars

A style icon among photo frames, and a solid performer at a more than reasonable price.

It’s been around a while, but the eStarling remains the most connected photo frame around. It displays photos you’ve sent to its unique e-mail address and sucks photos from web-based servers like Flickr. While it does crash from time to time, images are crisp and the styling is less staid than other frames.  

Stuff says: 4 stars

Impressive wireless functionality more than justifies the eStarling’s hefty price tag.

Parrot Digital Photo Frame by Andree Putman £250

The Parrot’s chessboard looks win it plenty of style points, designed, as it was, by a French interior designer. It’s also the only frame here to offer Bluetooth transfer, and picture quality is impressive. But it only takes SD or MMC cards and its looks are spoiled by an ugly power cable.

Stuff says: 3 stars

The frame and display are both easy on the eye, but far too harsh on the wallet – especially given its connectivity limitations.