Digital photo frames and weather stations have become quite popular over the past few years, as they provide certain features which a large number of users find to be quite useful. And this is exactly the reason why the people over at SharperImage have launched back in the second half of 2007 the Color Photo Viewer and Weather Station with U.S. Atomic Clock, a device that combines the two concepts in a pretty innovative manner.
Thus, the device combines the 7-inch TFT Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) of a digital picture frame with a comprehensive desktop weather station that informs the users in one colorful glance about the in/outdoor temperatures, the in/outdoor relative humidity, the barometric trend, the weather forecast and moon phases.
The main unit also has a built-in digital alarm clock (with analog display) that is radio-controlled by the ultra-precise U.S. Atomic Clock and is thus capable of showing the local time and the time in another city plus time and date with a very high level of accuracy.
The Photo Viewer function takes advantage of the device's built-in 126MB memory plus SD/MMC slot. It works pretty much in the same manner as any photo frame out there, as it allows users to view pictures and also select a photo background for the clock display. Moreover, the device works with 2 AAA batteries (for the wireless R/F remote sensor), while the main unit is powered via the included AC adapter.
The Color Photo Viewer and Weather Station with U.S. Atomic Clock presented by SharperImage retails for around 300 US dollars, which is not exactly a very small price tag, but it's relatively worth it, taking into account the features this device has to offer.