ALURATEK DIGITAL FRAMES


Location of Company

Aluratek, Inc. is located in Irvine, California.

Company Goal

The stated goal of the company is "to embody 'Simple Elegance' in every product it designs, manufactures and sells."

Product Offerings

Digital Photo Frames, External Storage, High definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI), Video/Multimedia products, Internet radios and Universal-Serial-Bus (USB).


The Aluratek Digital Frames

7 Inch Digital Photo Frames

7" Aluratek Digital Frames with 256 MB internal memory - ADMPF107

Note: The newer version of this frame is the ADPF07SF, shown next.

Style: Black wooden frame with built-in speakers, menu selection buttons on top of back of frame unit, power adapter port, headphone jack, USB and USB mini-B ports and with memory card slots on right side of back of frame unit. 9"x7"x1.5" deep. 1.2 lbs.

Display Options: Can be displayed on a table top with the included frame stand.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- 480x234.
Aspect Ratio- Wide-screen.
Brightness and Contrast- Can adjust brightness and contrast from remote. Contrast ratio is 250:1.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- 65 degrees left or right.
Screen Backlighting Display- 7" TFT LCD
Screen Surface- Viewing area is 6"x3.31".

Methods of Connectivity: USB-Hi-speed USB 2.0 (Type A to mini-B).

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Compact Flash (CF) Type I, II, Ultra & Extreme, Secure Digital (SD), MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo, XD and Micro Drive (MD). Adapter needed for RS-MMC.
Picture Formats- JPEG.
Audio Files MP3, MPEG, WMA.
Video Files- AVI and Motion JPEG.

Picture Functions: Auto slideshow. Can set up slideshows with background music. Can also watch movies and home videos.

Advanced Features: Remote control. Frame rotates 90 degrees for vertical orientation. Built-in calendar and timer to turn on/off frame.

Accessories Included: Remote control, USB cable, power adapter.

Warranty: 120 day limited warranty. Lifetime toll-free technical support.

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Mac OS v10.4 or later.


Kudos: Simple to use. Auto slideshow is a good feature for less tech-savvy users. Picture quality good. Sound quality adequate.

Caveats: Issues with remote. Battery for remote held in place with plastic considered to be of poor quality and too flexible. Buttons on top of back of frame not as functional as using remote. No on/off button on frame. Possible issues with transferring images onto internal memory. Picture transition times may be too fast to thoroughly enjoy the slideshow. Menu system seems awkward. Manual documentation could be better.


7" Hi Resolution Aluratek Digital Frames ADPF07SF

Note: This is the newer version of the ADMPF107 shown above.

Style: Black plastic frame, menu selection buttons on back of frame unit (dial type), power adapter port, USB port, and with memory card slots on left side of back of frame unit. 8.5"x6"x1.5" deep. 1.2 lbs.

Display Options: Can be displayed on a table top with the included frame stand.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- 480x234.
Aspect Ratio- Wide-screen.
Brightness and Contrast- Contrast ratio is 250:1.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- 65 degrees left or right.
Screen Backlighting Display- 7" TFT LCD LED
Screen Surface- Viewing area is 6"x3.25".

Methods of Connectivity: USB-port only.

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC), Secure Digital (SD), MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo. Adapter needed for RS-MMC and Memory Stick Duo.
Picture Formats- JPEG. (See Caveats below)

Picture Functions: Auto slideshow.

Advanced Features: No Remote control. Stand adjustable for vertical orientation.

Accessories Included: Power adapter.

Warranty: 120 day limited warranty.

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Mac OS v10.4 or later.


Kudos: Very simple to use. Auto slideshow is a good feature for less tech-savvy users.

Caveats: No remote control. Cannot control specific order of pictures. Shows order based on copy date/time stamp. May have a problem showing JPEGs edited by a photo editing software. May only be able to show images coming directly from a digital camera. If you unplug it, settings will return to default. Settings okay if unit is just turned off.


7" Aluratek Digital Frames - ADMPF007F

Style: Black wooden frame with built-in speakers, menu selection buttons on top of back of frame unit, power adapter port, headphone jack, USB port and with memory card slots on right side of back of frame unit. 9x7x1.5" deep. 1.2 lbs. (NOTE: No on/off button on frame. Unit must be turned on and off with remote - see Caveats below)

Display Options: Can be displayed on a table top with the included frame stand.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- 480x234.
Aspect Ratio- Wide-screen.
Brightness and Contrast- Can adjust brightness and contrast from remote. Contrast ratio is 250:1.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- 65 degrees left or right.
Screen Backlighting Display- 7" TFT LCD
Screen Surface- Viewing area is 6"x3.31".

Methods of Connectivity: USB-Hi-speed USB 2.0 (Type A to mini-B).

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Secure Digital (SD), MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo. Adapter needed for RS-MMC and Memory Stick Duo)
Picture Formats- JPEG, BMP.
Audio Files MP3, WMA.
Video Files- AVI and MPEG4.

Picture Functions: Auto slideshow. Can set up slideshows with background music. Can also watch movies and home videos.

Advanced Features: Remote control. Frame rotates 90 degrees for vertical orientation. Built-in calendar and timer to turn on/off frame.

Accessories Included: Remote control, USB cable, power adapter.

Warranty: 120 day limited warranty. Lifetime toll-free technical support.

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Mac OS v10.4 or later.


Kudos: Simple to use. Auto slideshow is a good feature for less tech-savvy users. Picture quality good. Sound quality adequate.

Caveats: Issues with remote. Battery for remote held in place with plastic considered to be of poor quality and too flexible. Buttons on top of back of frame not as functional as using remote. No on/off button on frame. Instructions considered poor in manual. If power lost or unit unplugged, calendar settings can be lost. Options for slideshow only slow, medium and fast.


8 Inch Digital Photo Frames

8" Aluratek Digital Frames with 512 MB internal memory - ADMPF108

Style: Glossy black wooden frame with built-in speakers, menu selection buttons on back of frame unit (dial type), power adapter port, USB port and with memory card slots on left side of back of frame unit. 2 lbs.

Display Options: Can be displayed on a table top with the included frame stand or mounted on wall.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- 800x600.
Aspect Ratio- Portrait.
Brightness and Contrast- Not noted.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- Not noted.
Screen Backlighting Display- 8" TFT LCD
Screen Surface- Not noted.

Methods of Connectivity: USB-Hi-speed USB 2.0.

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Secure Digital (SD) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC).
Picture Formats- JPEG.
Audio Files MP3, WMA.
Video Files- Not noted.

Picture Functions: Auto slideshow. Can set up slideshows with background music. Random slideshow effects.

Advanced Features: Remote control.

Accessories Included: Remote control, USB cable, power adapter.

Warranty: 120 day limited warranty. Lifetime toll-free technical support.

Compatibility: Not noted.


Kudos: Not enough information available.

Caveats: Not enough information available.


10 Inch Digital Photo Frames

10.5" Aluratek Digital Frames with 256 MB internal memory - ADMPF110

Note: The newer version of this frame is the 10'2" ADPF310F shown below.

Style: Brown ornate wooden frame with built-in speakers, menu selection buttons on top of back of frame unit, power adapter port, power on/off switch, USB and USB mini-B ports and with memory card slots on left side of back of frame unit. 13.6"x11.25"x2" deep. 4 lbs.

Display Options: Can be displayed on a table top with the included frame stand or mounted on a wall.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- 800x600.
Aspect Ratio- Portrait.
Brightness and Contrast- Contrast ratio is 250:1.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- 65 degrees left or right.
Screen Backlighting Display- 10.5" TFT LCD LED
Screen Surface- Viewing area is 8.25"x6.125". Glass surface may produce glare.

Methods of Connectivity: USB-Hi-speed USB 2.0 (Type A to mini-B).

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Compact Flash (CF) Type I, II, Ultra & Extreme, Secure Digital (SD), MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo, XD and Micro Drive (MD). Adapter needed for RS-MMC, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo.
Picture Formats- JPEG, BMP.
Audio Files MP3, WMA.
Video Files- AVI and Motion JPEG.

Picture Functions: Auto slideshow. Can set up slideshows with background music.

Advanced Features: Remote control. Frame stand adjusts for vertical orientation. Built-in calendar and timer to turn on/off frame. Audio line out.

Accessories Included: Remote control, USB cable, power adapter.

Warranty: 120 day limited warranty. Lifetime toll-free technical support.

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Mac OS v10.4 or later.


Kudos: Attractive. Good quality pictures. Quality construction.

Caveats: Remote may be too small for sight-challenged users. Also, the remote seems to have a very small frequency range. Seems that one must watch pictures from the beginning each time the frame is turned on. No brightness or contrast adjustments available. Possible stipulation to not run more than 8 hours a day. Possible problems with malware - make sure computer anti-spyware is turned on and up-to-date. Manual may not be well documented. No way to randomize the pictures.


10.2" Aluratek Digital Frames with 512 MB internal memory - ADPF310F

Note: This is the newer version of the 10.5" ADPF110 shown above.

Style: Black wooden frame and matting with built-in speakers, menu selection buttons on back of frame unit (dial type), power adapter port, USB port and with memory card slots on right side of back of frame unit. 13"x19"x2.5" deep. 3.72 lbs.

Display Options: Can be displayed on a table top with the included frame stand.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- 800x480.
Aspect Ratio- Portrait.
Brightness and Contrast- Contrast ratio is 250:1.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- 65 degrees left or right.
Screen Backlighting Display- 10.2" TFT LCD true digital panel.
Screen Surface- Viewing area is 8"x6.125".

Methods of Connectivity: USB-Hi-speed USB 2.0 (Type A to mini-B).

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Secure Digital (SD) and Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC).
Picture Formats- JPEG.
Audio Files Yes.
Video Files- Yes.

Picture Functions: Can set up slideshows with background music. Has random slideshow effects. Can zoom and rotate images.

Advanced Features: Remote control.

Accessories Included: Remote control, USB cable and power adapter.

Warranty: 120 day limited warranty. Lifetime toll-free technical support.

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Mac OS v10.4 or later.


Kudos: Not enough information available.

Caveats: Not enough information available.


10.5" Aluratek Digital Frames with 256 MB internal memory - ADMPF210

Style: Black wooden frame with built-in speakers, menu selection buttons on right side of back of frame unit, power adapter port, USB port and with memory card slots on left side of back of frame unit. On/off switch on frame. 12x10x2.5" deep. 3.72 lbs.

Display Options: Can be displayed on a table top with the included frame stand or mounted on wall.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- 800x600.
Aspect Ratio- portrait.
Brightness and Contrast- Can adjust brightness, contrast and color/tint. Contrast ratio is 250:1.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- 65 degrees left or right.
Screen Backlighting Display- 10.5" TFT LCD LED
Screen Surface- Viewing area is 8.25"x6.125".

Methods of Connectivity: USB-Hi-speed USB 2.0 (Type A to mini-B).

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Compact Flash (CF) Type I, II, Ultra & Extreme, Secure Digital (SD), MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo, XD and Micro Drive (MD). Adapter needed for RS-MMC, Memory Sick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo.
Picture Formats- JPEG, BMP.
Audio Files MP3, WMA.
Video Files- AVI and MPEG.

Picture Functions: Can set up slideshows with background music.

Advanced Features: Remote control. Frame adjusts for vertical orientation. Built-in calendar and timer to turn on/off frame.

Accessories Included: Remote control, USB cable, power adapter.

Warranty: 120 day limited warranty. Lifetime toll-free technical support.

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Mac OS v10.4 or later.


Kudos: On/off switch on frame. Good picture quality. Audio out so it can be hooked up to external speakers.

Caveats: Problems with user interface. Slideshow cannot be started without the remote. Some problems with remote not working properly. Stand considered a bit flimsy. Remote does not have good range. Video not great. Cannot change order of pictures. Transferring pictures directly from camera okay, but may be problems loading from USB to frame.


11 Inch Digital Photo Frames

11" Aluratek Digital Frames with 1GB SD memory card included - ADMPF313F

Style: Brown wooden frame with built-in speakers, menu selection buttons on right side of back of frame unit, power adapter port, USB and USB mini-B ports and with memory card slots on left side of back of frame unit. Power on/off switch on frame. 13.2x10x5" deep. 3.72 lbs.

Display Options: Can be displayed on a table top with the included frame stand or mounted on wall.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- 800x480.
Aspect Ratio- Wide-screen. Can use remote to adjust screen to widescreen or portrait format.
Brightness and Contrast- Can adjust brightness and contrast from remote. Contrast ratio is 250:1.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- 65 degrees left or right.
Screen Backlighting Display- 11" TFT LCD LED
Screen Surface- Viewing area is 9.25"x5.75".

Methods of Connectivity: USB-Hi-speed USB 2.0 (Type A to mini-B). Can use up to 4GB USB.

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Compact Flash (CF) Type I, II, Ultra & Extreme, Secure Digital (SD), MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo and XD. Adapter needed for RS-MMC. Can take up to a 4GB micro Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC).
Picture Formats- JPEG, BMP.
Audio Files MP3, WMA
Video Files- AVI and MPEG 1.

Picture Functions: Can set up slideshows with background music. Zoom available.

Advanced Features: Remote control. Frame rotates 90 degrees for vertical orientation. Built-in calendar and timer to turn on/off frame.

Accessories Included: Remote control, USB cable, power adapter.

Warranty: 120 day limited warranty. Lifetime toll-free technical support.

Compatibility: Not noted.


Kudos: Good resolution. Solid construction. Vibrant colors. Remote has a perforation for a lanyard so it can be attached near the frame.

Caveats: Possible issue with voltage adapter. No random mode. DOES NOT WORK WITH MAC SNOW LEOPARD 10.5. The 1 GB memory is not internal, but a card that is included. Problems with images that have been treated with Photoshop and Fireworks. May have to save to standard JPEG, not progressive. Issues with instruction manual. May be a limit to the number of files you can upload. Screen failure experienced such as blinking, dimming, dark screen. Pictures may lock up. Some issues with transfer from flash card (seems only one at a time can be transferred).


12 Inch Digital Photo Frames

12" Aluratek Digital Frames - ADMPF312F

Style: Black wooden frame with built-in speakers, menu selection buttons on right side of back of frame unit, power adapter port, USB and USB mini-B ports and with memory card slots on left side of back of frame unit. Power on/off switch on frame. 13.25x10.75x2.5" deep. 3.72 lbs.

Display Options: Can be displayed on a table top with the included frame stand or mounted on a wall.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- Not noted.
Aspect Ratio- Portrait.
Brightness and Contrast- Can adjust brightness and contrast. Contrast ratio is 250:1.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- 65 degrees left or right.
Screen Backlighting Display- 12" TFT LCD LED
Screen Surface- Viewing area is 9.5"x7.25".

Methods of Connectivity: USB-Hi-speed USB 2.0 (Type A to mini-B).

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Compact Flash (CF) Type I, II, Ultra & Extreme, Secure Digital (SD), MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo and XD. Adapter needed for RS-MMC.
Picture Formats- JPEG, BMP.
Audio Files MP3, WMA.
Video Files- AVI and MPEG.

Picture Functions: Can set up slideshows with background music.

Advanced Features: Remote control. Frame adjusts for vertical orientation. Built-in calendar and timer to turn on/off frame.

Accessories Included: Remote control, USB cable, power adapter.

Warranty: 120 day limited warranty. Lifetime toll-free technical support.

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Mac OS v10.4 or later.


Kudos: Picture quality very good. Beautiful frame. Slot for remote control.

Caveats: Issue with construction of support stand. Need to use remote to start the slideshow. May need to purchase video converter to play back all videos. Screen display problems such as flickering, going black noticed. Problems with setting up the timer.


15 Inch Digital Photo Frames

15" Aluratek Digital Frames with 256 MB internal memory - ADMPF315F

Style: Black wooden frame with matting, built-in speakers, menu selection buttons on right side of back of frame unit, power adapter port, USB port and with memory card slots on the underside of the back of the frame unit. Power on/off switch on frame. 19.75"x16.5"x2.5" deep. 6.5 lbs.

Display Options: Can be displayed on a table top with the included frame stand or mounted on the wall.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- 1024x768.
Aspect Ratio- Portrait.
Brightness and Contrast- Contrast ratio is 250:1.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- 65 degrees left or right.
Screen Backlighting Display- 15" TFT LCD
Screen Surface- Viewing area is 12"x9".

Methods of Connectivity: USB-Hi-speed USB 2.0 (Type A to mini-B).

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Compact Flash (CF) Type I, II, Ultra & Extreme, Secure Digital (SD), MMC, RS-MMC, Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick Pro, Memory Stick Duo and Memory Stick Pro Duo,and XD. Adapter needed for RS-MMC.
Picture Formats- JPEG, BMP.
Audio Files MP3, WMA.
Video Files- AVI and MPEG.

Picture Functions: Can set up slideshows with background music.

Advanced Features: Remote control. Frame adjustable for vertical orientation. Built-in calendar and timer to turn on/off frame.

Accessories Included: Remote control, USB cable, power adapter.

Warranty: 120 day limited warranty. Lifetime toll-free technical support.

Compatibility: Windows 2000, XP and Vista and Mac OS v10.4 or later.


Kudos: Good quality construction. Good picture resolution.

Caveats: There seems to be a limit to the number of digital pictures that will be shown from a memory card with no documentation about this in the manual. The 15" size may be too big for most rooms in a home. Awkward changing cards from the underside of the frame.


Mini Digital Photo Frames -- Digital Photo Frame Keyring

1.5" Keychain Aluratek Digital Frames - ADPF01F

Style: Keychain with clip. Menu selection buttons on back. USB port on left side.

Display Options: Portable. Use as keychain or in pocket or purse. Has built-in 3.7v rechargeable lithium battery for up to 10 hours of continuous run time.

Image Display Quality:
Screen Resolution- 128x128.
Aspect Ratio- N/A.
Brightness and Contrast- Can adjust brightness and contrast.
Color Depth- Aluratek's true color designation.
Viewing Angle- N/A.
Screen Backlighting Display- 1.5" CSTN LCD
Screen Surface- N/A.

Methods of Connectivity:USB-USB 2.0.

Supported File Types:
Memory Card Formats- Built-in memory holds minimum of 50 photos.
Picture Formats- JPEG, BMP, GIF.

Picture Functions: Auto slideshow.

Advanced Features: Programmable automatic shut down. Displays clock/time/date.

Accessories Included: USB cable, key chain.

Warranty: 1 year limited warranty. Lifetime toll-free technical support.

Compatibility: Windows XP and Vista only.


Kudos: Simple to use. Plug and Play with built-in driver so no software installation required.

Caveats: Keychain may be considered too heavy with keys attached.


Disclaimer

Any kudos or caveats found here have been gleaned from consumer and professional reviews found on the Internet. Finding more caveats than kudos is natural and to be expected. Most reviews tend to lean more toward caveats in order to help other consumers avoid potential problems. However, it is important to remember that 2 people can have totally different experiences with a product, especially when their levels of technological skill may be different.

The following is for information only and is not meant to be taken as a positive or negative position on Aluratek digital frames or any of Aluratek's products.

Kudos in General: Excellent quality construction of beautiful frames. Picture quality usually very good. Vibrant colors. Many are easy to use if just looking to view photos. Most have adjustable stands. The majority have built-in calendars with timers to turn on/off frame, saving power and extending the usefulness of the product. Most are compatible with Mac OS as well as Windows 2000, XP and Vista.

Caveats in General: Customer service not always as responsive as expected. Issues with flimsy remotes and stands on some of the frames. Some remotes too small for sight-challenged users. Remotes do not always perform well. Slideshows on some of the frames are too fast. Documentation of manuals could be better. Possible issues with transferring images onto internal memory of some frames. Some issues with power adapters that fail. Possible problems with malware (but always make sure computer anti-spyware is turned on and up-to-date). Some issues with user interface. If a Mac user, check each frame carefully to make sure it supports the Mac OS. Problems with screen failure, such as flickering, blinking, dimming, darkness or pictures locking up. May need to purchase a video converter to play back all videos. May be a limit to the number of pictures that will be shown from a memory card but no documentation in the manual. Issues with manual documentation in general.

Aluratek frames can be found at Amazon.com: Aluratek at Amazon

The following Aluratek Digital Frames can also be found at Newegg.com: Aluratek ADPF310F 10.2" 800 x 480 Digital Photo Frame, Aluratek ADMPF108F 8" 800 x 600 Digital Photo Frame, Aluratek ADPF07NF 7" 480 x 234 Digital Photo Frame.

Onsale.com, an online retail store carries the following Aluratek frames: 1.5 DIGITAL PHOTO KEYCHAIN, 15 Digital Photo Frame with 256MB Memory Included, ADPF310F - Digital photo frame - flash 512 MB - 10.2, BLACK 1080P HD 3IN LCD 12MP.


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