A Review of the IPEVO Kaleido R7 Digital LCD Frame

If you are wishing or in the market for a sexy, stylish, futuristic, unique digital LCD frame, then look no further. The Kaleido R7, from IPEVO, is the answer to your wish. One look at this beautifully designed digital frame and you might think that you are looking at Apple’s next big-thing product, the kind of product that would create a buzz in the market and long lines outside of Apple stores. Yes, I am THAT in love with this digital frame. And I am even more crazy about it because I think that it has potential for businesses who want to advertise on a medium that will draw attention to itself and this beautiful digital frame will draw attention to itself many times over.

OK, now that I have that off my shoulders, I have to ask, what does this digital LCD frame bring to the table? And how does it perform as far as quality and features are concerned? After all, even Apple has made many products that were, well, unApplish (yes, I made that up, sue me Apple). So, lets move on to our review of the Kaleido R7.

This beautiful Kaleido comes with a 7” digital frame that has a 800×480 high-resolution display and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The display is a LED backlit TFT LCD with a contrast ratio of 400:1. The images are sharp and clear and the brightness and the hue are perfect. If you own a business, you owe it to yourself to get one of these and upload your advertisements and sales on it. And if you like to live that contemporary, modern lifestyle, you too will love this digital frame and how it would look on the side table.

Further, the Kaleido R7 comes with built-in wireless IEEE 802.11b/g with support for WEP, WPA, and WPA2 security models. You are even able to use DHCP or give it an Static IP! Using the built-in wireless, you are able to display photos directly from the internet, from such sites as Flickr or Picasa, or from folders on your computer.

You can also use SD/SDHC, MMC, or MS memory card types with the R7. Simply insert these cards into the slot and load up the photos to the built-in memory of the R7 or just leave the memory card in and display the images directly from it. Want to attach your digital camera to the digital frame directly? R7 has a USB port for that too. Plug in your camera and transfer your pictures to the internal memory or display them as you wish directly from the digital camera.

One unique feature of the R7 is it’s rotating screen. It can be easily twisted to portrait mode from the default landscape mode. The controls are placed into the base using well-placed and easy to use buttons.