“Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Samsung’s new 1000P Digital Photo Frame!” Okay, so maybe a 1000P can’t fly, yet it positively has many talents that rouse it to ‘super’ standing in a customarily rather disciplined print support market. These embody a comparatively high-resolution 10.1in display, media playback of audio and video, a dinky remote control, Bluetooth for wireless connectivity and – final yet positively not slightest – a ability to act as a delegate guard when bending adult to your PC or laptop around USB. Read on to find out what else creates this 10in print support usually a small bit special.
Well, initial off there’s a design, that is conduct and shoulders above a lot of a foe in terms of looks if not usability. The piano black support is mounted on a similarly-finished prosaic bottom around a singular chromed hinge. The screen, that can be slanted during any angle or folded flat, is framed by a pure cover that extends over a edges and is usually 7mm skinny (though a full density of many of a arrangement is 12mm). This has been achieved by integrating all a 1000P’s connections, estimate and speakers into a rather thick base. Samsung calls it ‘Crystal Swan design’, and while we’re not certain about a fowl connotation, it’s positively really attractive.
Build peculiarity doesn’t reason adult utterly so well. The support and bottom are as plain as they come, yet a hinge creaks and doesn’t feel as certain as we would like. Another minus-point is that a surprising two-part construction prevents a 1000P from being used in mural orientation, something many print frames will allow.
Samsung bundles a support with all we need, including a energy adapter, a USB wire for regulating it as a guard and a remote. One neat (if rather gimmicky) small pretence is that branch a collapsible box inside out turns it into ‘gift packaging’, interjection to appealing colour copy on a inside.
The 2GB of integrated memory is not overly generous, yet satisfactory by photo-frame standards where 1GB is still a common norm. You can supplement some-more storage by a USB pier or SD/HC memory label slot, that are orderly housed in a behind of a stand. Here you’ll also find a mini USB connector for regulating a support as a monitor, and a 3.5mm headphone jack to offshoot adult outmost speakers or headphones.
Thanks to Bluetooth 2.0, we can not usually now and wirelessly send pics from your mobile to a frame, yet we can also listen to song stored there wirelessly regulating Bluetooth headphones. This provides for flattering many everything, yet we would have favourite to have seen CompactFlash-card compatibility.
Unfortunately, a 1000P takes a step behind from Samsung’s prior print support we reviewed (the SPF-105P) in not integrating a battery, so it needs to be plugged in during all times. This misses one of a categorical conveniences of a predecessor, where we could lift it about and pass it along to others for closer investigation of your latest snaps.
However, carrying a remote control creates adult for a miss of portability somewhat. In fact, with a 1000P a remote is some-more of a prerequisite than we would like, as a white-backlit hold controls integrated into a bottom competence demeanour good yet aren’t a many responsive. Especially irritating is that they need we to postponement between any touch, that can be uninteresting and frustrating when wanting to navigate quickly.
Thankfully then, a slim, light remote is mostly decent. It’s solidly built and well-sized to fit easily in your palm notwithstanding a slim profile. Its soft-touch buttons are large, clearly labelled, and logically laid out, with frail feedback. It takes a cell-type battery though, so no possibility of regulating rechargeable units here.