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Cagic 8.4-inch digital photo frameWhile the Cagic 8.4-inch digital photo frame isn't laden with extra features, it gets high marks for design and build-quality.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:03 >> David: I'm David Carnoy, Executive Editor for CNET.com and I'm here to give you a quick video tour of the Cagic digital photo frame. Cagic is new to the digital photo frame arena and its claim to fame or at least its marketing pitch is that it's keeping things simple while making a frame that's more stylish and better constructed than your typical digital photo frame. The company's first offering is an 8 point 4 inch [inaudible] model that comes in 3 finishes, Birch, Mahogany, and Black and it's been designed by "A European trained interior stylist using quality materials and a passionate attention to detail." Silly marketing phrases aside, the Cagic frame does live up to its billing as being well-designed and stylish. That 8 point 4 LCD, which has 800 by 600 resolutions surrounded by a rather hefty wooden frame that considerably extends the dimensions of the overall frame. Part of the reason it weighs that much and feels as solid as it does is that its support stand and entire back of the frame are made of metal, that's pretty rare. Many frames these days are using what's called Touch Matting Technology; touch responsive sensors are embedded in the matting around the frame, which is also made of metal by the way, and you simply touch the matting in certain spots to access and navigate the on-screen interface. In other words it's not entirely intuitive out of the box but once you play around with it for a bit you will get the hand of it. Cagic includes a 1 Gigabyte SD memory card, which allows you to store thousands of photos, you can then upgrade to a higher capacity card if you want. In addition to SD and MMC the frame also accepts CF, XD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, and Memory Duo Cards. Final analysis, we like Cagic's 8 point 4 digital photo frame, it's well-built, stylish looking frame that offers good image quality and well thought out set of core features. I'm David Carnoy and that's the Cagic digital photo frame. ^E00:02:02