Digital photo frames have evolved a whole lot ever since the first models arrived on the market a couple of years ago, and Panasonic's latest offering of this type proves this only too well, the MW-20 digital frame doubling as a stereo sound system, complete with iPod Touch and iPhone compatibility by using the supplied cradle to display photos and play music stored on the popular mobile devices.
The MW-20, a slim multimedia system, also charges the iPod Touch/iPhone while it is connected to the cradle.
The Panasonic MW-20 can play back videos and photos on its large, high-resolution 9-inch screen, while below the screen
there is a 5.6-mm Super Slim Semi Dome Speaker and a diffuser that optimizes the sound.
In addition, the built-in DSP (Digital Signal Processor) adjusts the audio signal to suit the audio characteristics of this speaker system.
The MW-20 has an Adjustable Angle Display system that allows the angle to be changed to suit the viewing direction and, with the supplied fixture, the MW-20 can be positioned in landscape orientation or hung on a wall.
The device from Panasonic can also display photos
shot with a digital still camera by inserting an SD Memory Card into its slot, but the digital frame also has 2GB of built-in memory for additional storage.
The MW-20 features the LUMIX Scene Mode Playback function, which enables users to play back selected groups of photos shot with a Panasonic LUMIX digital camera using the iA Intelligent Scene Selector mode (Night Scenery, Portrait, Scenery, etc.).
Plus, the MW-20 features 15 different display patterns to show a calendar, clock, photo – whichever combination the user prefers.
The Panasonic MW-20 will be available in late-November 2010 with a suggested retail price of $249.95.