The Toshiba Journe Air 801 is an 8.4in digital photo frame with a lot to offer. It has more features than ever before, and that's what makes it worth paying for.

The Toshiba Journe Air 801 is easy to set-up as you just screw in the stand, which is very simple and minimal but more certainly effective, then plug it in and turn it on. It then connected to Wi-Fi quickly, with no hassle.

It's an all black frame with rounded corners, so the Toshiba Journe Air 801 has an ultra modern feel to it (not for people who like traditional). You can change the frame to suit you, either an all black frame, or black with a silver lining.

The Toshiba Journe Air 801's 800-by-600-pixel display with a 4:3 ratio guarantees great quality pictures, and indeed it does deliver that, with pictures looking clear. In comparison with other digital frames, the resolution is fairly good, considering the size of the frame. When watching a slide show, pictures do not pixelate in transition, although it tends be fairly slow at times.

There is a tendency for the Toshiba Journe Air 801 to have a slight delay either when showing pictures, or using the menu and its options.

The colour on the images is correct to the original pictures, and it doesn't change anything. When an image does not fit the frame, instead of chopping off some edges, it simply places a black border around the image. The size of image does not slow down any transitions, it stays at the same speed as before. It you insert a high megapixel image, the Toshiba Journe Air 801 makes the image look clearer.

The buttons on the side of the Toshiba Journe Air 801 frame are small, and the icons on them are far too difficult to see properly. Although, they do light up so they are always easy to see, which is helpful.

Music playback is loud, but audio is far from amazing. It sounds slightly grainy, but it is bearable to listen to. Pictures can be taken from any memory card, including: SD, SDHC, MMC, MS, MS Pro and xD. Not only are pictures accessible from here, they can be taken from a USB card, computer or even the internet.

Auto-tilt works well, so you don't have to give yourself neck ache when viewing your pictures. There is a calendar that is useful for when you need to remember important dates. The alarm system is a particularly nice feature, as the Toshiba Journe Air 801 will wake you up to a picture of your choice, and also the music of your choice.

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Toshiba Journe Air 801: Specs

  • 8.4in LCD photo frame, 800x600
  • 5 level (100nit-220nit), 220cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio 400:1
  • Mains Powered
  • SD, SDHC (up to 4GB) MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD
  • Internal 1500 m Ah Li-polymer battery
  • Motion JPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.263, Wi-Fi
  • 2x 0.5W Integrated Speakers
  • 686g
  • 8.4in LCD photo frame, 800x600
  • 5 level (100nit-220nit), 220cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio 400:1
  • Mains Powered
  • SD, SDHC (up to 4GB) MMC, MS, MS Pro, xD
  • Internal 1500 m Ah Li-polymer battery
  • Motion JPEG, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, H.263, Wi-Fi
  • 2x 0.5W Integrated Speakers
  • 686g

OUR VERDICT

Overall, despite occasional picture lag and the less than stellar audio, the Toshiba Journe Air 801 is a nice product, definitely worth the £140 upwards you would have to pay. It is not compatible with Macs, but Mac users can at least use it with a memory stick.

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