Parrot is launching the first in its 'designer collection' range of Bluetooth-enabled digital products.
The first 'designer collection' device is a 7in digital photo frame that has been given a high-class spin by French interior designer Andrée Putman. Fashionistas will pay dearly for it, however.
The designer price tag on the 7in Parrot Bluetooth digital photo frame reads £250. Putman is known as the Coco Chanel of French interior design, we're told. The £250 photo frame to which she has applied her eye for design has a stylised monochrome black and white pattern around its sides.
Its minimalist design sets off digital photos displayed on the LCD screen which has a resolution of 720x480 pixels. Users can send photos via Bluetooth from their mobile phone straight to the frame.
In addition, the 7in frame has an SD/ MMC card slot and a USB connection so users can copy images from a digital camera or PC. Like other digital photo frames from Parrot, photos are automatically rotated and resized to fit the frame. If the frame is rotated from portrait to landscaped or vice versa, the photo is automatically switched to the right position.
Parrot claims the internal memory is capable of storing over 400 images. Users can also create a number of different slideshows, which automatically change the picture on display after a pre-defined time as well as adjusting the brightness of images.
"Here at Parrot, we have always put design in the limelight. The Parrot frame by Andrée Putman is the first in a series of artistic dedications for our range of wireless audiovisual products," commented Henri Seydoux, CEO and founder of Parrot.
The frame will only be available from Few and Far, the exclusive boutique on Brompton Road in London , owned by Priscilla Carluccio, wife of restaurateur Antonio. It is expected to be priced at £250 and will be available from June.
Parrot designer collection Bluetooth digital photo frame