Video: Kodak Pulse
Zak Billmeier grew up in southern Vermont and coastal Maine. After graduating from Mary Washington College with a Geography degree he still isn't sure quite what to do with, he eventually settled in the mountains of Central Virginia. He spends his free time chasing his daughter around, taking pictures, gardening and cooking. Zak traces the roots of his interest in electronic gadgets to the Casio wristwatch with a built-in calculator he received as a gift one year as a child. He joined Crutchfield's car A/V team in 2007.
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The Kodak Pulse Digital Frame can connect to your wireless network, so you can email pictures directly to it, or even download them from Facebook.
Hi. I'm here at Crutchfield today to talk about the Kodak Pulse digital photo frame. Like other photo frames you can load your pictures onto it using your camera's memory card or a USB thumb drive but what makes this one truly special is that it can connect to your home wireless network. Once you do that you can e-mail photos to it or even tell it to grab them from your Facebook page. It's really pretty cool so let's take a look at how it works.
Getting the frame set up is pretty easy. Just go to the Kodak Pulse website and register online. At some point you'll be prompted for an activation code which you can find right on the side of the box. Once you do that you can assign the frame its own unique e-mail address which lets you attach photos to a blank e-mail and send them straight to the frame. They'll pop up within a few minutes.
I think this makes it a really good gift because you can load the frame up ahead of time with pictures that you e-mail to it, and then when the box is opened there's already pictures on the frame. I actually gave this one to my wife for her birthday this year and now whenever I take a new picture of our daughter I can just e-mail it to the frame and it'll pop up right on her desk at work.
To show you how easy it is to set this frame up out of the box I e-mailed a few photos to it before even opening it up. All you do is plug it in, power it on, and find a Wi-Fi network. It'll automatically connect to the Kodak Pulse server and download any photos that have been e-mailed to it. If you're giving this as a gift and you're concerned that anything could come up along the way keep in mind that if you buy it from Crutchfield you'll get free lifetime tech support.
As I said before you can set the frame up to pull pictures automatically from your Facebook photo gallery or from your Kodak Pulse online gallery. Just add new photos to those places and the frame will pick them up automatically if you choose.
So there you have it, the Kodak Pulse digital frame. If you want to buy it now just click the "add to cart" button on our website and if you have any questions you can always e-mail us, get us on online chat, or pick up the phone and give us a call.