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Memory: 8MB - Holds up to 85 photos - 3.7 Volt LI-Battery - Rechargeable via USB 2.0 interface - Photo slide show adjustable from 10 -180 seconds - Clock display

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      31.08.2013 15:29
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      Thanks for Reading :)

      During last Christmas I was struggling to think of what to get for stocking fillers and little gifts for family and friends, as there are so many tatty gifts that are useless and end up getting thrown away or placed on a shelf to gather dust. Therefore I was looking around for some ideas and came across this Cirrus Digital Keyring 1.5" Photo Frame and decided to read some reviews and look around for good prices.

      == Price ==

      I remember looking around on the internet and seeing it on Amazon for around £10.00, which is a good price for a small digital photo frame key ring. However I remember finding some even cheaper on eBay for around £6, so I decided to purchase them from eBay. I do tend to be a bit cautious when buying item from eBay, but thankfully the seller for this item had 100% feedback and a great feedback score so I wasn't that worried about not receiving item as described or not receiving the item at all! The great thing about buying a few was that the seller gave me postage discount, so I ended up buying an even bigger bargain. I purchased two pink coloured ones and one blue; these also come in a silver finish.


      == Packaging ==

      The items came enclosed in its original box packaging which also contained the USB adapter for the photo frame, a key ring, key chain and software CD. It also had a small instruction leaflet which was well written and easy to follow.


      == My Experience ==

      I decided to open the pink one and keep it for myself (I just couldn't resist!) and was very happy with the design, it had a nice glossy pink finish. The frame although is made of plastic, but doesn't look that cheap and does look more expensive than £6.00.

      The frame is 1.5 inches, and has a small LCD screen that displays the photos in a colour. Although the It has a small screen it still manages to display coloured pictures clearly thanks to the 128 pixel resolution.

      The key ring looks like any other standard chain attached to a ring that allows it easily to attach to keys. It can also be worn around the neck due to its fabric attachment, however I personally only attach it to my key ring as I find it more practical.

      The digital photo frame comes with a rechargeable battery which is very convenient, meaning I do not have to waste money on buying batteries every time it runs out. It is very simple to recharge, simply use the USB cable provided to computer USB port (or any other USB ports) and it starts charging almost instantly.

      The Software CD contains the installation software that allows the digital frame to be recognised by your computer so that slideshows can be made and photos etc can be added and deleted. I found the installation process very easy, as the help screen pretty much guided me through the process.

      Uploading pictures onto the digital frame was also a piece of cake, all that was needed was to open the My Pictures folder on my computer and drag the pictures I wanted into the digital frame folder, which then opened the software window and allowed me to customise the photos further. It allowed basic adjustments to be made, such as size of picture, rotating etc; which again was fairly straightforward to do. I was also very happy with the speed of transfer, it took only a second or two for it to transfer the photo onto the digital device which was very speedy.

      The Digital photo frame has a good 8mb capacity which allows around 80 photos to be stored onto the device, which is more than enough for me as I only put latest ones on their to show family and friends and delete them later on I need be, but to be honest I have yet to delete any as I still have loads of space left over.


      The pictures can be brought up and displayed by simply pressing the menu button on the device and it will allow you to scroll though all the pictures on the digital photo frame. I like that has a slideshow option as well as time adjusting option for the slideshow, which means I can just sit back and allow my family to see all the pictures without having to scroll through them manually.


      I found that the battery lasts quite long for a small photo frame, I only spend a few minutes showing my family pictures and then turn it off. However it says that it lasts around half an hour if left on before the battery goes flat, which isn't a problem because it only takes about 10 minutes to fully charge again when connected via USB.


      == Final Verdict ==

      Overall a great buy for £6, and would even pay £10 for them. It is very easy to set-up and use and displays pictures clearly. It has a decent memory and therefore can hold a high number of photos, therefore I would recommend this item highly, as my family and friends love their gift and still use it a year later!

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        10.01.2013 18:47
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        Good fun but keep expectations of technical capabilities low.

        My DPK Cirrus 1.5 digital key ring photo frame is in pretty pink but there is the option of silver or blue. This turned out to be a wonderful gift to me and I've had it for a couple of years without any faults.

        This holds 8MB of built-in memory which equates to eighty-five of my current favourite photographs. As there are so few pictures to add, the whole process of plugging in the USB cable between the computer and key ring, and transferring data takes minutes. It's selecting the photographs that I want to use which takes so much of my time!

        The package includes a USB lead which is as it should be but, sadly, many gadgets deliberately exclude the lead forcing customers into extra expense. The USB cable will charge up the digital key ring. There is also software for image compression to move and re-size the photos that you choose to put onto the key ring in the form of a slideshow. The software comes in the form of a CD to insert into the computer and there is also a slightly confusing user manual which I ignored. I followed my gut instinct and it worked.

        The key ring has the usual metal clip on it but also has a fabric chain to hang from around the neck. I have taken mine off because that is just not a good look but it would be great for people with dementia to be able to hang around their neck reminding them of people they know. However, this might not be a good idea if they wear an emergency assistance necklace. The two devices could get muddled up. The frame itself is of cheap plastic but this is cheap buy and best of all fun so what does it matter for about five pounds?

        The frame is a very small 1.5 inches and the LCD screen of 128 x 128 pixel resolutions allows viewers to see photographs in colour. This means that a portrait photo in close-up works best for any details. Two head shots are fine but this is not a good way to view group shots if you want any sharp details.

        The digital frame contains an internal 3.7V lithium battery which is rechargeable. All you have to do is plug the cable into any USB port. I always prefer rechargeable batteries as they much better for the environment then throw away batteries and you always have an idea of how long the charge will last.

        People who remember carrying around real prints in their bags, in order to show friends and families the latest pictures, and those modern types who can't be bothered to search through the mobile or tablet, to find some shots, will be glad of this purchase.

        For me the key ring has been hard wearing as it has endured bumps and scrapes in my handbag. It's cheered me up when I've felt low; reassured me by having my loved ones closes by me at times when I'm feeling alone or under-confident; been a good ice breaker when socialising and allowed me to share photos with elderly people who are without internet access.

        The downside is that the pictures are very small so think about this when choosing the images to place on the key ring. I've found elderly friends with poor eyesight have not always been able to tell what they were looking out. One friend wondered by I had taken a picture of a black bin liner. It was actually a black cat! Even that didn't matter because it gave us something to laugh over.

        There are negatives. The small size means this is decent for close up shots and macro work on this. Photos with more than two subjects in are not sharp and landscapes have no detailing. Choose the pictures with this in mind. Secondly, the fabric neck chain is not to my liking. Thirdly, the battery life is poor, lasting around four hours on a good day. I only take it out when I feel I want the people I love to be close by to provide reassurance in difficult situations, as an ice breaker in some social situations and to take elderly friends who wouldn't otherwise see the photographs. This is a fun device and for all these negatives, one has to remember, is balanced with the fun and it has lasted for a long while. It is a mistake to have high expectations of this digital key ring instead buy in the knowledge that it will bring happiness.


        For technical capability it would have two, maybe three, stars but for the fun factor I give it four. I think it's quite funky (fun key)! You can groan now.

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          27.08.2012 21:06
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          A nice little gadget to keep your photos on

          We were looking for something to get my Sister in Law when she graduated from University last summer. She was about to embark on a year away from home first in Greece and currently in the Alps and we wanted to get her something she could take with her. That's when we came across the Cirrus digital photo key ring. Having seen how good her one was we ended up buying one each as well so we could have our favourite photos with us at all times. The idea of having a way to carry a few of our favourite photos around on our keys was actually quite appealing.

          The key ring itself is about 75cm high, 50 cm wide and about 15cm deep with a screen that measures in at just 1.5 inches. It does mean that it doesn't feel overly chunky in your pocket and is actually quite discreet. There is also an option to use this as a neck chain and the appropriate alternative fixings are included within the box. Personally though I'm not really one for wearing necklaces and for that reason the Cirrus takes pride of place on my keys.

          In order to put pictures onto the Cirrus it comes with a USB cable and the key ring has a port on the side to plug into to both transfer content and charge the devices battery. The Cirrus boosts 8MB of memory, which for such a small device is quite impressive. Each of the photos has to be 128 x 128 pixels and with the 8MB memory this means you can get around 120 photos onto the device. There isn't any additional scope to add additional memory, which feels a little like a missed opportunity, particularly as it would work perfectly with a micro SD card.

          Given the size of the screen the quality of the pictures is still very high and I was very impressed as I had doubts when I'd seen the screen size originally. Of course given the advances in technology over the last few years it shouldn't surprise me that the pictures are so clear and the quality of the image is still very sharp.

          Whilst the image quality and the memory are both very good plus points for the Cirrus, there is one major downside as well and that is the battery life. I've found that on a good day the battery will last for around 45 minutes, but depending on how regularly the images change that can drop down to around the half an hour mark. The key ring gives you the option to have the picture change at regular intervals from 1 to 16 seconds or stay on one picture. Obviously depending on which setting you go for will determine how long the battery actually lasts. Luckily though the battery is a rechargeable one and can be given a boost by connecting the device to a USB port.

          The device is available in a few different colours including red, silver, pink, blue white and black. I've got the blue one and I find that it really complements the onscreen images really well.

          For a novelty item that costs around £8 (currently £8.99 on amazon) this is a very good little product. The battery life isn't great but that can be forgiven when you see the size of the memory, the quality of the pictures and its size. It isn't something you can have running all the time but it is ideal for showing off things like holiday snaps. For the price it is a decent little gadget and one I would happily give as a present again as both my wife and sister in law have got no end of use from their key ring and although mine isn't used as regularly it is a nice item to have with you at work to remind you of a holiday or event to give you a lift.

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          07.02.2012 22:52
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          A picture frame in your pocket..???? how bigs your pocket..?

          I happen to own a rather fine collection of digital picture frames, which I find a lot handier than a normal wooden picture frame, mainly due to the fact that there's a lot more room on a digital picture frame than a few pictures hidden behind that piece of glass embedded in a frame of wood.

          Anyway, for those people that have never heard of a digital picture frame, which is probably just my dad, then I will tell you that they are an invention that has revolutionised exhibiting your favourite pictures, bringing the old fashioned picture frame together with the digital age, giving you the chance to show off possibly thousands of photographs in one little space, and when I say little I really do mean little.
          Digital picture frames come in many different sizes, from a good size 15inch screen, corner to corner, to the much smaller size one that I was given as a present, which stands at a tiny 1.5inch screen, yes 1.5inch screen.
          I know you might think that 1.5inch may sound a bit on the small side but with technology these days that 1.5inch screen is as clear as if it was a lot bigger.

          The particular digital picture frame I was given, which is a little more than just a digital picture frame, it is in fact a key ring, is called the Cirrus, and it is quite a remarkable little device indeed.

          The whole frame itself is approximately 75mm by about 50mm and a mere 15mm thick, with the 1.5inch screen being set slightly to the top of it, the name Cirrus being printed below the screen.
          There's a little hook on the top which is where you can connect either the key ring or the neck chains, both come in the box with the frame, together wit an installation disk and a user guide, although the user guide is about as useful as a jelly ladder.
          There's a micro USB port on the side which is where you can connect it to your PC to transfer the images you want onto it.
          And it comes in a variety of colours, including the colour I have, which is blue, then there's red, black, grey and pink too.

          And that's it, that's all it looks like.

          Apart from the frame you also get with it the USB cable, a key ring connector and a neck chain with a small clasp on the end, this means that not only can it be clipped to your keys but you can also wear it around your neck.

          There's no Micro SD card port, basically as you can't add any extra memory, but the 8MB of internal memory is quite enough to hold several pictures, especially as they can be only 128 x 128 pixels, so you can get a good 100+ little pictures onto it.

          As for the pictures that can be placed onto this, you can use most formats, such as the more common picture formats will work on this device, such as JPEG, PNG, TIFF,BMP and GIF, so there shouldn't be any hassle when you go through your picture, resizing, reshaping and generally choosing the ones you want to carry around with you.
          That may sound a problem, resizing the images to fit this frame, but there are lots of software out there that can do this in seconds.
          To shrink my images for this particular digital picture frame I use a nice little program called 'Faststone image viewer', but there are other ones out there to help in your quest to shrink your pictures.
          Once you've resized the images it then a matter of transferring them from your PC, which is done as easy as pressing a button.
          Firstly though you will need a few specs on your PC, , such as windows 98 and upwards, plus Mac 10.4 and above, which means that it will work with most PC's of today.
          If you have them then just plug in the supplied USB cable, wait for you PC to find and load the drivers. You can then either drag and drop the images onto the frame or use copy paste, the choice is your, but both ways work just as well as each other.

          You don't have to install the software that comes with the frame, I found that if you just plug the USB cable into your PC, as long as your online at the time, then the drivers were automatically found and installed. But if this fails then simply put the CD into the drive and load it up manually.

          Once the images are on the fun begins, giving you the chance to carry a a hundred plus of your pictures in one tiny place.
          You can opt for a slideshow of the uploaded pictures, although this does take up more battery power so you will have to keep charging it up. Or simply have one picture showing, maybe changing that picture manually every day or so, this saves on battery power.

          It has a built in rechargeable battery which can last between half an hour and up to 4 hours, depending on how you have the frame set up, sometimes even longer.
          Charging it is simply a matter of plugging it your PC, which can take about two to three hours to get a full charge, which can give up to 8 hours of image showing use, although this does depend on the settings you have the frame on.
          But whilst it is plugged up to the PC this is when you can transfer your images over onto it whilst you wait, sorting out the sizes without having to rush.
          One thing I will have to say is that as the internal memory is only small it is best to make your picture smaller than they probably are, and as the screen on the frame is only small the picture still look the part even after shrinking.

          I have mine connected to my keys but there is a necklace that attaches to it which is a good length, in fact it is the same style as the ones that you can attached to mobile phones, or even the ones you see around students necks as they wonder aimlessly around the streets.

          In all, this is not a bad little way to carry a lot of pictures around with you. The pictures are clear enough to see what's what without having to squint too much and it fits easily into my pocket.

          There are a couple of downsides that I have found with this, the main one being that if you have keys attached to it, like I do, the screen can get scratched a bit if and when it's rattling around in my pocket, bashing against keys and coins.

          The other downside is that some of the pictures can look a little TOO small, especially those that have massive groups of people or integrate landscapes.
          I mainly have picture of family on mine, although I don't have anywhere near a hundred on it as yet.

          As for the price, this sells for around the £7.00 region, which isn't too bad and make a lovely little present indeed, and with the colours to choose from there's probably one there for every one.

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            02.01.2012 13:18
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            novelty item

            This was one of my christmas presents as my daughter bought herself one when she had her little boy a year ago and I have wanted one since, so I was pleased to get this as a present.
            They retail from around £7 - £8 depending on where you buy them online Amazon stock them if your interested and are available other places online too , you can get them in different coloured frames, black, pink, silver, red and blue.
            I was bought the blue one as it's my favourite colour, the frame is only one and a half inches and is attached to a keyring .
            I like this as I have my car keys on it and can show friends my grandchildren and children as I update the photo's as they get older, so I'm quite happy with this gadget.

            You get a software package with the keyring so that you can load the photo's from your computer onto it, you can alter the size of the photo's so that they fit and drag and drop them onto the digital keyring, it's quite easy to do as you just follow the on screen instructions.
            You can then have a slideshow that rotates the photo's you have added onto the keyring or keep the same photo showing until you want to change it again. The keyring holds 138 photo's which is quite a lot of storage space and gives you ample choice of the photo's you want to display. I haven't managed to get that many onto mine yet as I only have around 30 on there at the moment.

            This is light and easy to use and carry, I love having my family photo's with me while I'm driving about as people often ask me how my family is doing and my youngest grandchild is now one and they change so much in the first few years so taking photo's and being able to show other people is great.
            The keyring has a 3.7 volt lithium battery which comes with it and you can recharge this on the USB port of your computer.
            It's compatable with windows XP and windows 98 and vista so it will run with most any computer unless its an ancient one.

            You can choose how long you want the photo's to be displayed from 1 to 16 seconds or have the same one showing, but having it changing frequently will run the battery down quick, I have found that the battery life is around 45 minutes sometimes less, but it's a novelty item so I'm still happy with it.

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            03.12.2011 18:29
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            A well priced gift idea that would make a great stocking filler this Christmas

            I have a few small egg-shaped digital photo frames dotted around the house, but I also carry this Cirrus Digital Keyring photo frame with me too. I like the concept of digital photo frames as they usually allow you to have a number of images on rotation and they add depth to the otherwise rather boring typical photo frame. I have owned this particular model for about 8 months now and havnt had any issues arise in this time.

            Priced at around £7 it is widely available online and I got postage for free which was an added bonus. There are a variety of colours to choose from and I decided to opt for the standard silver coloured one. The frame comes in a compact little box, complete with keyring chain, instructions and USB connection cable.

            Setup is very straightforward and a simple drag/drop feature allows alsmost instant transfer of data onto the digital frame. With an 8MB memory there is plenty of room to store upto 85 images (according to the literature) and I don't doubt this, as picture quality is of a reasonably high standard, yet the images are small due to the 1.5" sized screen.

            There is an option to select how long you wish each image to remain for before going onto the next image in the slideshow. You have a choice of anywhere from 10 seconds to 180 seconds. You also have the added bonus of being able to scroll through the images yourself at the touch of a button.

            The strap of the keyring chain is reasonably good quality and it hasn't frayed or shown signs of weakness just yet. The screen of the photo frame is also in quite good condition still, considering I have had it with my keys for a little while.

            The size of the screen is obviously a limitation, as images can be quite small. if the images are of something in the distance then you will struggle to see them, but it is ideal for foreground pictures and landscapes. Another downside is the battery life. At a not so generous 30 minutes battery life I don't think this is at all impressive. really this is where it falls under the novelty gift idea category. It is reasonably priced and to be honest there can't be many complaints due to the price and general ease of use.

            Overall I am in favour of the Cirrus Digital Keyring hpoto frame and wouldn't put anyone off it as a gift idea.

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            31.10.2011 08:43
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            I bought 1 of these for myself about 2 months ago. I'm not the kind of person that carries Photo's around with me, and although I have a fair few Photo's on my Mobile, I just wanted 1 of these as it seemed cute and it didn't cost much either.

            I bought this online for £6.99 and postage was free. You get this is a few different colours of frame and I chose the Silver one.

            This comes in a little box and all this comes with is the Photo frame part, the keychain, instructions and a USB Connection Cable.

            Just connect this up to your Computer and put Photo's over to this. It only took a few seconds for my Photo's to go over to this. This supports all different file formats although the only one I have used is JPEG.

            This states that this will store 85 Photo's. This is dependant on quality of Photo and so far I have about 40 on here. The Memory on here is a 8mb.

            You can have this automatically flicking through your Photo's and you can set the time that this stays on a Photo from 10 seconds up to 180 seconds, or you can use this how I use it and just flick through the Photo's yourself.

            This is a cute little thing and for the price of this then I am glad that I bought it. The Photo's aren't that large, but being a Keyring then it's not a large thing anyway.

            The bad part about this is the battery, but perhaps it isn't that bad.I don't tend to spend ages looking at the Photo's on this anyway, but the Battery life is around half an hour. So if you are just looking for the odd minute then it may seem like it lasts a good enough time anyway. Just plug this into your USB port on your Computer to charge this up again.

            A good little thing which some people may appreciate.

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              a really nice gift idea

              I bought this cute little key ring as a novelty present for my sister. I uploaded loads of pictures of her wedding and children and when she opened it on Christmas day she was over the moon with it.

              *Price and availability*

              I paid £6.99 from Amazon which I thought was really good value for money. They currently sell it on Amazon Marketplace for £5.75.

              *What's in the box*

              * 1.5 inch frame
              * USB connection cable
              * Necklace and key chain
              * Manual

              *Description*

              The photo frame comes in a choice of colours; blue, silver and pink. As my sister is a girlie girl, I bought her the
              pink one. It came on a black click on material loop that is easily attached onto a set of keys. The dimensions are 10 x 10 x 4.5 cm and it weighs 499 g.

              The display is 1.5" and is 18 x 128 pixels. When I set my sisters up I tried to fill it and it stored 80 photographs.
              The box said it will store 85. However this is dependent on the size of the images. The memory of the device is 8MB so you need to keep the images small so they don't take up too much memory.

              To charge the device you need to plug it into your computer using the USB cable. The battery life is only around 30 minutes, so every time you look at the pictures you need to remember to switch it off. It takes about 3 hours to reach full charge again.

              There are a few settings on the device; you can either have a slide show where you choose the delay from 10 seconds to 180 seconds, or you can manually flick through the pictures.

              *Overall*

              I found the manual really hard to understand and follow and it really over complicated the process of putting the images on the device. Once you plug the photo frame in via the USB, my computer recognised the photo frame. All you have to do is drag and drop the images from your files on the computer to the photo frame file. From here you can flip, rotate and zoom to get the images to fit. Some images will never look good on such a small device such as pictures of large groups of people. It is worth messing around with images here to get the best possible finish. Most image formats will work such as BMP, GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF.

              The photo frame is small so you shouldn't expect miracles from it! The quality is not fantastic but the images still look quite good despite being so small. I think it is a really fun gift for someone and at the price I paid; really good value for money.

              Unfortunately as a consequence of having a photo frame key ring; my sisters have a scratch on the screen now due to being next to a key and being thrown around in the hand bag. The images are not really impaired but it is visible when the device is switched off.

              The device also comes with a 'Necklace' if you were wondering this is a longer piece of cord to attach it on so you can wear it round your neck. I guess this is aimed at the younger generation who do not have keys!
              I'm really happy with the device and would recommend it to others. It is a novel idea and always gets people talking. As young girls; my sister and I used to always buy novelty photo key rings from Alton Towers or other similar theme parks. Now you can have your own key ring with more than one image on!

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                07.06.2011 10:18
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                Great idea but poor battery life lets it down

                I'm a big fan of funny keyrings. I like to collect them from my various travels so that I can show off when I get home! I'm also quite keen on photography when I'm abroad, typically taking snaps of every little thing we come across. One day while flicking around on here I found out about the Cirrus Digital Keyring Photo Frame, and after reading a few reviews I realised I was on to a winner. Something that could combine my love of keychains and photos? After I realised I has some very mundane loves in my life I stopped by Amazon.co.uk and nabbed one.

                Amazon currently quotes the model in the picture at £5.75 which is a bargain. The photo frame comes with the keyring and a USB adapter to get you up and running on your computer. To put this in perspective, I paid a similar amount for a nice Grand Canyon keyring from a campsite giftshop on my last trip to the US and last time I checked I couldn't see any photos on that one! So for value for money I think this is great.

                Out of the box I was a little disappointed, the keyring feels a bit cheap and plastic-y. I guess I shouldn't have expected fireworks from a £5 photoframe but I was still a little let down. With that being said however I haven't been able to make out any signs of wear or tear on the keyring since I bought it. I wouldn't be the most careful with my keys and it's still holding out strong so I guess 4/5 for feel and durability.

                The memory of the frame is rated at 8mb which to be honest is tiny. Smaller than an old mobile phone tiny. I regularly send email attachments of a greater size. The screen however is only rated to 128x128 pixels so any more and you're simply wasting detail. A program is supplied with the photoframe but I choose to use VSO image resizer as I already had it installed on my machine. Resizing images to close to 128x128 (I personally go for around 800x800 to keep quality up) means you can save a ton of space and keep up to 100 photos on the frame (obviously depending on how big your photos are!). 100 photos is plenty for a keyring to be fair so 5/5 here.

                Using this photoframe is very simple, just plug it into a USB port and copy your files over. While plugged into a USB 2.0 port the frame charges up, prolonging the battery life. Seeing as there's only 8mb of space it takes little to no time to copy over an entire lot of photos. Disconnect the frame, pop it on your keys and away you go! The battery lasts around 2 hours for me if I set the photos on the longest time setting (180 seconds) and about 1 hour if it changes more rapidly (10 seconds). This is a pity really as I'd prefer to have it going all day. Another reviewer posted that she only charges it once per day, maybe she's figured out something I've missed! For ease of use I'd give it 5/5 but the relatively poor battery life drops this to 3/5.

                Overall I'm very happy that I bought this photoframe. It was cheap, it's pretty tough, it can handle a number of photos and it's very easy to use. If the battery life was better this would easily be a 5 star item but unfortunately the one hour of use you get from a full charge really limits this product's potential. All in all I give this 3 stars, great idea but missed the point I feel.

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                  Forget it - zero stars but you have to give it at least 1

                  This was £14.00 in John Lewis so I was a bit pi**ed off to start with!
                  It clearly says that the OSX 10.4.0 - 10.5.6 is supported.
                  A 6 hour charge was suggested, I plugged it in. A CD showed up on the desk top. Weird, I thought, usually a USB periferal shows up as a drive. I clicked the CD and a window came up with the software listed. The Mac software was a zip file I guessed because the other software offered were .exe files. Promptly the pooter froze and had to be powered off.

                  Since then the frame does not show as connected on the screen.

                  It was suggested that the pictures might have been simply dragged onto the CD to make it work but I have not been able to try.

                  John Lewis are unable to offer any advice and I await a response from them and from Cirrus themselves.

                  While you clearly don't expect much for a fiver I am sure you would expect more for 14!

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                  13.11.2010 22:06
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                  A decent digital photo frame from Cirrus.

                  As I have lots of nieces and nephews I like to have digital photo frames around the house so I can load up lots of photographs and have different ones going round on a loop. It's nice for me to see them all, in different moods and on different dates etc. Also, when I have guests over it's nice to know that they can see lots of different photographs of my favourite people. It is for this reason that I was thrilled when my other half brought me a digital photo frame keyring as a little gift, he's such a sweetie like that!

                  This photo frame itself is 1.5" in size with a colour LCD screen which helps to display all the photographs clearly and easily. There is 8MB of built in memory and there is a battery which is rechargeable via a USB port. The size of the actual keyring is around 3" by 2" which is ample size to house the screen and everything that is needed to keep it working. The weight is very lightweight and as I already have quite a few keys and other key rings I really didn't notice the additional weight once I'd hooked it on to my keys.

                  I find that the memory is ample to hold around 60 very good quality pictures which is more than enough for me to display my 8 nieces and nephews as well as some pictures of myself and my partner. I tend to have lots of close up pictures as I find that this does not work so well at displaying large groups of people or far away shots as the screen is obviously quite small so has to work harder to display everything and just does not have as much clarity as close up shots (which are the best really, lets be honest!). It is easy to adjust the amount of screen play that each photograph gets as you can just adjust the time they are shown for. I prefer to keep mine on the lowest setting (10 seconds) but it goes right up to 3 minutes. I find that the 10 second setting is enough to show all my pictures and to prevent others from getting too bored if they are watching my keyring. Also, it means that in just a few minutes all of your photographs can be shown to people depending on how many you have on.

                  I personally feel that this key ring is a lovely little gadget. I love nothing more than having my photographs with me on the move. However, the only downfall is that I find myself needing to charge this on a daily basis. As I usually charge my mobile most nights I have tried to get in the habit of doing this at the same time as I have a plug I can use for charging USB devices so this is quite handy. However, if I forget to do this then I end up having a blank screen all day and I just find myself feeling constantly annoyed & disappointed that, once again, I forgot to charge it up and can't see my pictures.

                  The keyring has stood the test of time and is jingled around and bashed about with my house keys on a daily basis yet it is still in fantastic condition. It's very simple to add the photographs and when I remember to charge the keyring it's fantastic and I love being able to show off my photographs wherever I may go! If you are in the market for a nice, portable, digital keyring then I'd recommend this one as it can be picked up for around £10.00, or even less second hand.

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                    11.11.2010 17:54
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                    A great digital photo keyring

                    Cirrus Digital Keyring 1.5" Photo Frame

                    I did not know what to buy certain people for Christmas last year and so ended up picking a few of these digital keyrings up for presents (as well as buying one to treat myself!). I picked these up on Amazon for about £6.00 if I remember rightly which is a real bargain.

                    The digital keyring comes complete with USB adapter.

                    I was eager to try mine out as soon as I got it though sorting out exactly HOW do get started was a different matter. The keyring does come with a set of instructions though for use on Vista the instructions are useless. It took me a little while to work my way around the long way though once I figured out how to get the photos by searching in my explorer and y computer, I was able to edit the photos in the software given before loading them simply into the keyring. Once I had done this once or twice, I was on fire! (not literally!!)

                    Once the photos are on the keyring you have the option to either click through manually or set them on a slide show. The photo quality on the keyring is pretty clear, though due to the size do not expect miracles.

                    The battery life is minimal. When going through your photos, the battery lasts approximately half an hour before you have to recharge it. This is easy enough. Simply connect the USB back up to your computer and there you go - keyring is charging.

                    I personally really love this item, and have heard good things from those I bought one for. It allows you to take your special memories easily out with you, and this is even better for holidays or long trips. No need to carry around loads of photo albums with this nifty photo keyring!

                    Recommended!

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                      19.10.2010 10:08
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                      great keyring

                      This is a great little idea for a different Christmas or Birthday present. Especially for Grandmas etc. You can buy these for less than £10 online from Amazon (use your Dooyoo points!!) They do come in a range of colours but I think Amazon only has them in pink at the minute.

                      This keyring has a 8MB memory which, depending on the size of the photographs holds between 70-85 photos. I think this is great as the keyring really is quite small to say it holds so much.

                      Although this isn't the smallest keyring in the world and probably won't fit in your pocket easily. If you're a woman it can fit neatly into your handbag. It does, however, do another job so its size is pretty much irrelevent. It isn't like carrying a computer round on your key or anything.

                      The instructions that this keyring come with are easy to read and because it only has simple functions even the most technophob Grans can be away in minutes showing their pictures to their friends.

                      Features include a clock and the ability to change the amount of time each picture is shown. The keyring is also rechargable via a USB cable, no messing with fiddly small round watch batteries.

                      I really like this product and think it is a great novelty gift for a very reasonable price. The picture is ok but not brilliant but what more could you ask for from less than a tenner?

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                        We have a digital photo frame at home but I always like to have photo keyrings so I decided to purchase a digital photo keyring so that I would be able to have a variety of photos with me.

                        I purchased the Cirrus Digital Photo keyring from eBay for £5.00. The one I got was in pink just like in the picture. When it arrived I was pleased the screen was not as titchy as I thought it would be - it is fairly decently sized at 1.5". It has a little strap so that you can attach it to your keys.

                        The keyring has 8mb of memory and I found that it can hold up to 120 photos and it has a rechargable battery which you charge via a USB on your computer. The battery lasts up to 8 hours. You can also adjust the photoslide show timings from 10-180 seconds.

                        It is well made and appears to be quite hardy. I don't think it would break easily if you dropped it. To be able to upload pictures on to it you will need a computer which runs on Windows as this will not work on a Mac.

                        My photos uploaded to the keyring fairly quickly. It took about a minute to upload them all. Once I had uploaded my pictures I was really pleased with the way they looked on the screen. Even though the screen is not very big, I could still see the details of the pictures clearly and they quality of the picture was very good - it was sharp and clear.

                        I did find that the keyring didn't hold its charge for the 8 hours it stated it did. I found it lasted around 3-4 hours even with a full nights charge on it or if I charged it all day. The constant lack and loss of charge did become pretty annoying and I found myself either not bothering to charge it or just leaving it at home for days on end. If I am honest, I didn't really expect to get much more for £5.

                        For the amount of time it lasts, I don't think it is great as a long term solution to having lots of your pictures with you but if you do have pictures that you want to show someone then this is great to just stick them on it and flick through them with someone quickly.

                        A nice, handy little product but the charge time really lets it down.

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                          27.08.2010 21:29
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                          A good alternative to a more expensive digital photo frame but it has drawbacks!

                          Having always liked the look of nice large digital photo frames in shops, I have always wanted one. The one thing that scared me considering they are quite a new innovation was their price. Therefore after reading some good reviews, I decided to buy one of these digital photo frames for a keyring! I thought that if I could take some photos with me on the move, it'd always be a talking-point and perhaps bring back some memories whilst with friends.

                          Unfortunately having a mac, I was not able to use it with this so I had to get photos onto the Windows laptop we have in the house and then upload them from there. Otherwise at university, I could have transferred them from the Windows computers there. The keyring can hold 138 photos and these can be uploaded onto it very quickly.

                          The charge is pretty bad though and lasts less than a day! They say it should last about 8 hours and this is probably quite accurate. Therefore I took it off my keyring for most the time at university! I bought a silver one that comes with a sturdy keyring attached. The screen is 1.5 x 1.5 inches and has 16,384 pixels (28x28). This isn't a bad picture quality for the size screen. They look pretty crisp.

                          You have to recharge the keyring via a USB stick. It doesn't take too long to charge the 3.7 volt lithium battery, which is of the same power as a standard phone battery. It's a pretty cool gadget but I do kick myself for not realising it was compatible with my Mac! Anyway it still charges from it luckily thanks to the universal USB 2 cable. I'd recommend one of these as they are pretty cool and not too expensive if you don't want to buy a big standing one for your house.

                          Thanks for reading!

                          :)

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