Digital Photo Keychain: Review

Monday, August 30, 2010 Posted by Dina N

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I love taking pictures, and for me showing them off is the next best thing to taking them. I was excited to receive for review a Digital Photo Keychain from

The keychain is nice shade of pink, and has a decent size 1.5 inch LCD display. When I opened it and turned it on, the battery was low. Luckily, it was rechargeable, and all I needed to do was connect it via the enclosed USD cable to my computer to take care of that. The menu buttons are on the back of the keychain, and while this probably makes the front more attractive, I'd have preferred them to be on the front for convenience.

The keychain has a carabiner in lieu of a key ring. The chain was not attached to the photo frame part. I had no problem putting it together but would have preferred a key ring instead of a carabiner, and that everything came already assembled. As it is, I would not use it as a key ring because my keys just won't fit. The carabiner allows to attach the keychain to a backpack, purse, or to another key ring.

The keychain has 4.8 MB internal memory which can store about 72 pictures. When I tried uploading some photos, I noticed that the USB cable did not make good contact and kept disconnecting. I ended up having to hold it in place with one hand while selecting the photos I wanted with the other. The pictures are automatically resized into squares and can be in one of several formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG, and GIF. There were two demo pictures already uploaded, and while they looked good, my own photos were grainy and low resolution. I own a very good Canon camera, and used high quality images. However, their image quality once uploaded to the keychain leaves much to be desired.

The pictures can be on auto slide show or changed manually. There is a time display that will be handy to those who do not wear a watch and want to know the time. Personally, I can always check the time on my cell phone. The time gets automatically synced with the computer once the keychain is connected via the USB cable.

The product description of the keychain mentions photo view software contained in the attached CD. There was no CD in the package I received, and everything needed in terms of software is already in the keychain.

Bottom line is, I would not use the keychain myself or as a gift but it makes an entertaining toy for my kids.

Disclosure / Disclaimer: No monetary compensation was obtained for this post. I received complimentary product to facilitate this review. Product information and image are provided by the company or PR firm. The opinions expressed here are mine and may differ from yours.

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  1. Pricilla said...

    Excellent description and very well written.

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