The 10-inch Kodak EasyShare EX1011 digital photo frame draws its look more from a traditional picture frame than many other digital offerings, sporting a solid angular outer frame compared to the commonly-seen one dimensional faceplates with clear perspex borders.
Though, like most digital frames, you can change the look of the unit by swapping the interchangeable faceplates. Kodak offers different alternatives including Clear or Frosted Floral Glass, or a Whiteboard faceplate that allows you to frame your photos with a writeable, wipe-on, wipe-off surface. No extra faceplates are included with the EX1011 but are available for purchase separately.
As for the layout of the controls, all the function buttons are lined up along the top of the frame, with the on/off switch and memory card slots on the left side, and the headphone jack, USB port, volume control and power input on the right. The frame can be displayed in landscape orientation using the stand on the back, or wall mounted in either landscape or portrait orientation via the keyhole slots.
While this 10-inch frame is the top-end model from Kodak, sitting above the 7- and 8-inch models, its size isn't its biggest (or only) positive. The EX1011's built-in wireless connectivity means you can transfer media (images, music and video) to the frame from your Windows PC using Windows Media Player 11 -- sorry Mac fans. Overseas users can also connect to Kodak's online photo-sharing site and transfer photos online, but unfortunately this function is currently only available in the US, Canada and parts of Europe.