The menu button brings up a set of icons along the bottom of the screen, allowing you to rotate and select pictures, customise slideshow options, arrange and delete pictures or define further settings.
It’s not as feature rich as the Philips, but this does make it easy to use and is certainly a factor worth considering. Unfortunately it lacks one very useful feature: albums. Although you can arrange the order in which your photos are displayed you can’t organise them into albums, and this is a disappointing failing.
It does maintain some further features you’d normally expect, with a standby mode for automatically turning the device on and off – naturally there’s a clock too to make this feature work.
For all this ease of use, however, it’s difficult to get away from the fact that you can get the 7in version of the Philips Photo Frame for £120 – only marginally more than this 7in Parrot Photo Viewer. And for that money you get all the same features of the 9in Photo Frame, including the memory card reader that the Parrot lacks.
Though the Parrot Bluetooth Photo Frame has its benefits, the lack of a memory card reader and the less appealing design make it pale in comparison to the more stylish, better featured, Philips Photo Frame. Bluetooth is a fun convenient feature, but you’ve got to want a photo viewer specifically with Bluetooth to choose this over the Philips.