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Latest Jobo photo frame slim in design, features

Affordable ultrathin and very stylish Plano 8 added to the growing Jobo family of digital picture frames.

Jobo AG

I really liked the last Jobo frame I reviewed, but it was just a little short on features in comparison with other models in its price and size range. It looks as if the company's latest model is no different.

The 8-inch Jobo Plano 8 has an 800x600-pixel resolution LCD with a 400:1 contrast ratio and measures 8.4 inches wide by 6.5 inches high by 0.9 inch thick. There are slots for SD, SDHC, MMC, MemoryStick, and xD cards (not CompactFlash, though), and a USB port for connecting external storage. There is no internal memory, but you do get a wall-mounting kit and a remote control.

It supports JPEG files only, so no MP3 or Motion JPEG support. Not that it matters since there are no speakers for audio either. However, if the controls and menu system are like its other frames, it'll be easy to setup and use.

The Jobo Plano 8 will be available in late June with an AC adapter, remote control, and manual for about $129. The 7- and 10.4-inch models will be available for $99 and $179, respectively.

Do you want an inexpensive frame, but can't wait till the end of June? Read reviews of photo frames for $125 or less.