Google’s 2006 Holiday Gift

Business by on November 27, 2006 at 8:08 pm

We just received a 2006 Holiday Gift from Google – it is a very cool LCD picture frame. Definitely the best gift that they’ve sent out to date, and likely something that will sit on most recipient’s desks. The holiday card, featured “Happy Holidays” in 23 languages and the LCD frame came with a power adapter that looked like it could handle just about any power outlet – both nice reminders of Google’s truly international scope.

I don’t know if this went out publishers, advertisers or both (we do both), but in general it is a great gift and it certainly generated Google goodwill. I wonder if they sent out different gifts to other business partners.


I found a good post on WebmasterWorld that contains more specific specs of the frame (I think I have posted the first photo) excerpted here for those interested:

* 3.6 inch TFT digital photo frame
* 960 × 240 TFT screen, 16 mega-color
* Picture: JPG format
* Audio: MP3, WMA, WAV and records WAV itself
* Video: ASF only
* Media: Internal memory and SD card, comes with sample slideshow in memory
* USB 1.1 interface
* Power: 4 AA batteries or USB 5V or AC/DC power adapter
I haven’t played with the audio component of the frame yet.


  1. anitza — November 28, 2006 @ 4:11 pm

    Great photo, best one I have seen so far! I have a question for you, have you got it to work yet? I plugged it in using the USB cable and can get the photos that are already there to show, but the JPG that I saved onto it shows up as “File Error”. Did yours work, or was there trouble as well? Thanks for your help!

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  3. Digital Photo Frame Fan — August 9, 2007 @ 12:39 am

    Wow … looks nice … what’s coming up this year from Google I wonder?
    a bigger model … or different gadget? !
    One thing that I’m not sure about is the LCD resolution quoted in the above specs – 960 x 240 would give a 4:1 aspect ratio – which is highly unusual, however looking at the photo, the physical aspect ratio looks more like the standard 3:2.

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