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i-Mate Momento digital photo frame

£99 inc VAT

Manufacturer: i-Mate

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5 User Rating: Our users rate this 3 out of 10

If you're tempted by the idea of showing off your photos in a neat, eyecatching way, the choice is a no-brainer. The i-Mate Momento is an excellent digital photo frame.

If you're tempted by the idea of showing off your photos in a neat, eyecatching way, the choice is a no-brainer. The i-Mate Momento is an excellent digital photo frame.

Digital cameras have been around for about 10 years, and in that time we've met only a handful of people who regularly print off their photos. So it seems inevitable that the evolution of our favourite media would upscale itself directly into the 21st century with digital frames, where pictures can be uploaded to the frame by USB directly from the image source or via a memory card.

We've already reviewed two exponents of this new gadget trend: the Philips 9FF2CWO and the AG Neovo V-10. Here we test and rate the Momento
from i-Mate.

Where other digital photo frames have to hide unsightly wires, wires are a problem that the i-Mate Momento will never have. It looks similar to the Philips 9FF2CWO from the front, but it has a much deeper backing. This becomes understandable when it's switched on.

The i-Mate Momento has slots for the usual memory cards and a USB port so you can upload directly from your PC or camera, but it's also equipped with Wi-Fi. This works well hooked up to your PC with Windows Media Player 11.0, and works astoundingly well with the Momento Live website.

You can send pictures to the i-Mate Momento frame from anywhere in the world by simply uploading them to your own account on the site – your i-Mate Momento will automatically update itself.

You can navigate easily around the i-Mate Momento's interface with a small remote control. Only once did we use the instructions to aid us in uploading pictures.

i-Mate Momento Expert Verdict »

MTO 7 Digital Photo Frame Scores 6.6 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
7in 800x480 screen
built-in memory 200 photos
brightness 400cd/m2
card reader compatible with SD/MMC/MS/xD and USB, remote control, wireless 802.11b and 802.11g
222x185x40mm
550kg
  • Build Quality: We give this item 8 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 10 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 10 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

Digital photo frames are still quite expensive for what they are, but the prices will start to drop off after the summer. If you're tempted by the idea of showing off your photos in a neat, eyecatching way, the choice is a no-brainer. The i-Mate Momento doesn't have the biggest screen but it does everything the others can do, with the bonus of Wi-Fi. And guess what? The i-Mate Momento is the cheapest. Kerching! See also: Philips 9FF2CWO and AG Neovo V-10 Latest digital photography and printing news here


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