Although the first thing that comes to one's mind when hearing the name Sapphire is probably the image of a graphics card or a mainboard, the truth of the matter is that the company has also entered the digital photo frames market, probably in an attempt to capitalize on the booming success enjoyed by this particular brand of products. Sapphire has released several digital frame models, including here the particular model you'll read about as follows, namely the DPF-14S, which allows users to enjoy their favorite photos just about anywhere they might be at the respective moment.
And that's because this frame offers users just a 1.4-inch display (CSTN LCD), which can generate an 102 x 80 pixels resolution. The device also sports a tiny amount of internal flash memory (around 8 MB, which is just enough to store 64 mid-resolution images), and is powered by a Li-Ion battery, powered either from the USB or from the AC adapter included in the package.
The range of compatible formats is not particularly impressive, but it's not that bad either, given the photo frame's target audience. Thus, the device can display JPEG, BMP, PHG, GIF photos and allows users to enjoy two viewing modes, including here Single Photo Mode and Slide Show Mode.
Since this is such a portable device, chances are that users will connect it to various computing machines, not just their home one. For this reason, the digital frame from Sapphire has been designed to work with the Windows ME, 2000, XP, Vista, as well as Mac. OS X 10.2 operating systems, but, unfortunately, nothing is specified about Linux support.
The DPF-14S sells for around 37 US dollars, depending on the market, but it's quite unlikely that you'll find on the big markets, but rather on the emerging ones, as for example around Africa.