Aluratek ADMPF108F Review

Think Twice

With lots of bells and whistles -- 512MB internal memory, support for image, music, and video files, and a remote control -- this model should be a promising contender. Unfortunately, reviews say it's not particularly user-friendly or long-lasting, and it doesn't seem to sync with a PC.

While this frame looks good on paper, users posting Aluratek digital photo frame reviews on Amazon mention multiple problems with it, including a remote control that doesn't work, software that isn't recognized by a PC, hard-to-understand instructions, and -- worst of all -- a lifespan of just a few months in some cases. Consumers posting Aluratek digital photo frame reviews at Newegg note a lot of the same problems and add that the speakers are inferior, with one user commenting that any music played through them is more annoying than pleasant. Aluratek digital photo frame reviews at B&H are largely positive, however, and frequently mention that the frame is easy to use.

The Aluratek ADMPF108F (starting at $49, Amazon) is an 8-inch frame with 800x600 resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio. It has 512MB of internal memory and accepts image, music, and video files, although the exact formats aren't specified. This frame accepts external memory via a USB port and an SD card slot, and it offers a relatively short 120-day warranty. Extra features include a remote control, a slide show option, and calendar and clock functions.

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This cheap digital photo frame looked promising at first -- after all, it offers plenty of memory and supports not just images but music and video files. However, when we dug a little deeper, we weren't so impressed. With numerous users on multiple sites complaining about a faulty remote control, hard-to-follow instructions, not-so-user-friendly functions, and a brief lifespan, consumers might want to consider steering clear of this digital picture frame.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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