- Review Price: £80.00
We’re fervent proponents of the latest and greatest digital cameras here at TrustedReviews, but there’s no point going snap-happy if you don’t have a way to show off all those pictures of your children, cats or possibly even panda acting in a suitably photogenic fashion is there? I am, of course, asking a rhetorical question because the only answer is a resounding “no, of course not”.
It is mainly for this reason that digital photo frames are becoming ever more popular. Not only do they allow you to quickly and easily show off your snapshots but they also mean that instead of a frame which contains but one photo at a time, you can display an almost infinite (well, large) number of pictures on rotation.
Not all photo frames are created equal though, so what does Toshiba bring to the table with the TekBright Photo Frame? Well, at first glance impressions are certainly good. The frame’s bezel, while perhaps a tad large, is finished in an attractive and very in-vogue piano black so it should fit in with just about any room’s décor, be that Chinese lantern orange or flamingo pink – not that I’m speaking from experience I hasten to add.
On the downside and to be fully expected this surface is an absolute magnet for finger prints which quickly litter the whole front surface. This means that if anyone wishes to take a closer look at the displayed images you’ll need a cloth handy to give the TekBright a quick once over. At least Toshiba hasn’t succumbed to the temptation to plaster the front of the frame with logos. Quite why so many manufacturers believe customers’ photos are likely to be enhanced by such an addition is frankly unfathomable so kudos to Toshiba for taking heed of that fact.
The TekBright Photo Frame has a stand such as it can be oriented in both portrait and landscape, although sadly there’s no automatic orientation of images, so if you want to show vertically-oriented pictures then you’ll have to remember to put them on the photo frame’s built-in storage or memory card rotated by 90 degrees.