We're at the halfway point in our
5 Days Of Giveaway's Party
to celebrate our blogs 1st birthday, here at
It's The Little Things...
Today's giveaway came to our attention quite some time ago. A company by the name of IPEVO contacted me to see if I would be interested in doing a review for them.
Now, I have to tell you, I am not a "techie" by any stretch of the imagination.
In fact, if I can, I have Will handle most of that around here.
But I'll admit, when I looked up the product I was going to review online, I was definitely excited to get my hands on it and see what it was all about.
I am so glad that I agreed to do the review. I am definitely impressed!
Here's what I liked most about it from the moment I got it out of the box...
the way it looks!
I am not at all a fan of digital photo frames. You know, the one's that sit in most houses these days. The one's you can get at Target, Macy's, even Costco...the one's that look like a real picture frame. It's not that I don't like how they perform...I just don't like how they look. When they're not in action and just sitting there with their empty, black screens...they look forgotten and lonely. I'm just not a fan of them for my home.
With the Kaleido R7, it doesn't look like a picture frame to begin with...it looks like a monitor. It's sleek and modern. And while we don't live in what would be considered a "modern" home at all, it somehow fit in perfectly.
We actually used it for Owen's 6th birthday party to display pictures of him growing up. It sat on the kitchen counter (the heart of our home) and it became the perfect way to show off our not-so-little, little boy throughout the past 6 years! The rest of the time, it got moved around to different spots, playing a constant visual rotation of baby pictures, homes we've lived in, and family and friends.
The ease of use is what stood out most for Will. Within minutes he had our pictures displayed - not just from our computer's photo albums, but also from our favorite photo sharing websites.
Ok, now for some technical info...
What can it do?
Built in wireless capability (no wires or data cards necessary) lets you stream photos from any website and news from RSS feeds. For instance, you could have it stream the latest headlines, the weather, the stock market...or better yet, all of your favorite design blogs!
It can also be a second display to your computer...
A high-resolution 7" LCD screen ensures that your photos are going to look their best!
The controls are laid out in the base so all of the functions are right at your finger tips...
But you don't need to stand in front of it to control it.
It has a handy little remote that lets you control the images from across the room...
The Kaleido R7 is extremely easy to use and well laid out.
The screen rotates to accommodate your photos and fit in with it's surroundings and the photos are automatically adjusted (thanks to a clever little sensor) when you change the orientation...
Will and I have been chatting about who could benefit most with a frame like this and, honestly, it's hard not to think everyone could benefit from it. Especially anyone that is in business for themselves or runs a business.
Real Estate Agents could use these at open houses to show off pictures of the home and the neighborhood in its best light.
And how great would this be for interior designers to have on display during consultations, showing off their portfolio's?
Same goes for photographers. What a great way to show off your work!
We could go on and on about who we think the Kaleido R7 would be perfect for...
for us, it was a great way to view pictures of us...our family...our memories.
Will and I were fully planning on keeping the Kaleido R7 for ourselves...
but in the spirit of Christmas, we would love to give it to one of you.
After all, it is always more fun to give, than to receive!
Consider it our way of saying "Thank You" to all of you - our reader's who come back post after post with kind and generous pats on the back by way of your comments.
We truly appreciate all of you!
But enough sappiness...
On to the giveaway details...
All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post.
For those of you interested in checking out the Kaleido R7 and getting one for yourself, or maybe as a gift for a loved one, you're in luck!
Valued at $199.99
the Kaleido R7 is currently
on sale for $149.00
if you order before December 16th you will qualify for
(and they'll have it to you by Christmas Eve - nice!)
as a reader of It's The Little Things... you qualify for an additional $10.00 off at the time of check-out. All you have to do is enter the code:
I'd say those are three pretty great reason's to do a little shopping!
Personally, I can't wait to see who wins this giveaway.
So start entering, already, and get this giveaway going!
This giveaway will be open to enter from now (Dec. 9th) through midnight on Friday (Dec. 11th).
The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 12th...
our first birthday here at It's The Little Things!
P.S. Just in case you missed the first two days...
Click here for Monday's giveaway
Click here for Tuesday's giveaway