Hands on: 3.5-inch Polaroid XSU-00350B Digital Photo Frame

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We have been given the chance to review the Polaroid XSU-00350B Digital Photo Frame. The device has a 3.5-inch colour screen and has been finished with a designer ebony frame. The photo frame not only allows you to view images from a memory card, but you can also play MP3 files as well, making the photo frame ideal for taking on holiday or keeping at the office.

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Upon taking the Polaroid XSU-00350B Digital Photo Frame out of the box I noticed that it had a mirror effect screen, so you have to make sure that no light will shine on it, otherwise you will not be able to see the pictures. I have only had the device in my hands for little more than 2 minutes and already the screen is smudged, it is worse than my iPhone. A quick wipe on my shirt and it is all clean again.

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When you power the device up for the first time, make sure that it is connected to your PC using the USB cord supplied. Before your first use, you should charge the photo frame for at least six hours. Press and hold the ESC button for a few seconds, the device is now on. You have two modes to choose from, one is charging mode, you will not be able to transfer any files while in this mode. PC Mode allows you to use the digital photo frame as a card reader, allowing you to transfer files to and from the memory card and your PC.

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So your device is now fully charged and you have powered up, you now have a choice of viewing files from either the internal memory or an SD or MMC memory card. The buttons are at the top of the photo frame, which you will need to use to make your choices. Once you have made your choice using the left or right button, just hit enter to confirm.

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That is it; you are now seeing your images direct from your memory card. I noticed that the menu was a bit hard to get used to at first, but after a few goes you will get the hang of it. Each time you start the 3.5-inch Polaroid XSU-00350B Digital Photo Frame up; you have to make the choice of launching from your memory card, which is a bit of a pain.

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The only problem that I have with the device is that it does not randomize the photos. Overall, the picture quality is good. The device is ideal if you work in an office and want to view pictures of your family, a great way to ease the stress.

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For more information on the XSU-00350B: 3.5″ Digital Picture Frame, visit www.polaroid.com

Features Include:

  • 2x zoom
  • 3.5″ colour LCD screen
  • 3.5mm headphone input
  • Can be wall-mounted or placed on a desk for optimal viewing
  • Just insert your memory card for custom slideshows
  • Plays MP3 music files
  • Reads virtually all digital memory card formats including SD and MMC
  • USB port

Specifications:

  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3
  • Brightness: 200 cd/m2
  • Contrast ratio: 350:1
  • Panel: Digital
  • Resolution: 200×234

Accessories:

  • AC adapter
  • Ebony designer frame with ebony matte
  • Picture frame stand

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  • Anonymous

    To Peter Chubb:

    Can you put pictures in it from your computer? With the memory card in, could you try transferring images from your computer to the memory card whilst it’s still in the digital frame and let me know if it shows up in the digital frame. RSVP soon!