Everyone loves photos. And with the digital age it is easier than ever to take a lot (sometimes too many) photos. What do we do with them then? They go on Facebook, Flickr, Myspace. But do we take the time to get them to the people that really want to see them? Sure, you can email Grandma some pics and talk her through how to access them on the phone. 🙂 Or, you can order prints via the web and have someone in another town pic them up. But, then the photos either stay on their computer, or couped up in an album. But of course we want our loved ones to always see our faces. HA HA! They need to be reminded of what the working for/living for/fighting for… you get the point. 🙂

Enter Ceiva. There are a few other photo frames on the market, but this one is unique. It comes with interchangeable covers to make your Ceiva match your decor, mood, or the season. And getting photos on to them is easy. It’s wireless or by modem (but who still uses that? :)). You can send photos to your Ceiva account and in little to no time, they are on the digital frame.

When it arrives, you can do the initial setup and load it up with a few pics. And if you know the info, I would suggest plugging in the info for your loved ones wireless network so that they won’t have to do it. Once they have it setup, and you tell them that new photos are ready to go, with a couple of button pushes on their end, they will have them on their frame in moments.

I received one for review and I LOVE it. I loaded it up with photos of the past year. It really is much better than having to instruct someone to naviage a computer or website to view photos.  It’s a great way to make sure that they are always thinking about you.

The Ceiva comes in 2 flavors. There is the CEIVAshare or the CEIVA Pro 80. The differences are below.

Tech Specs of Both
Screen: High resolution, 8-inch active matrix digital LCD screen
Display Resolution: 800 x 600
Height: 8.5″
Width: 10″
Depth: 3″
Weight: 3 lbs
Supports: Compact Flash®, Memory Stick®, Memory Stick PRO™, Memory Stick Duo™, Memory Stick PRO Duo™, Secure Digital™, SmartMedia™, MultiMedia Card™, Microdrive®, xD-Picture Card™, miniSD™ Card (some cards require an adapter)

CEIVAshare CEIVAPro80

• No PC or internet required

• Easy-to-use, 6-button remote
• Perfect True-to-Photo™ display (no stretching, cropping or squishing)
• PicturePlan Lifetime Warranty (if it breaks, we fix it for free*)
• PicturePlan membership required — 1 year included

*Customer pays return postage

The CEIVAshare Starter Pack includes:

• 1 CEIVAshare Digital Photo Frame™
• 1 Year PicturePlan® Photo Delivery Service

  • Phone and Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Media Server connectivity (learn more)
  • Built-in memory card reader
  • Interchangeable black and wood-finish faceplates (included) or custom skin designs (optional via skinit.com)
  • Easy-to-use on screen menu to control display modes, rotation and deletion, slideshow transition and timing, screen on and off times and more.
  • Perfect True-to-Photo™ display (no stretching, cropping or squishing)
  • PicturePlan photo delivery service required — 1 year included
    • Invite friends and family to send photos to your frame from anywhere in the world — for free.
    • Unlimited photo storage and customization, channel selections (news, weather, calendar, sports & more) and greeting cards.
    • PicturePlan Lifetime Warranty (if it breaks, we fix it for free*)
  • Pros

    • Great design
    • Large screen
    • New website redesign makes it easier than ever to upload photos

    Cons

    • Must have a yearly subscription to connect and upload photos
    • Memory card slot requires a subscription to add pics

    (Pictured: optional CEIVA Custom Design heart from SkinIt.com is $29.99.)

    Right now, Ceiva is having a great Valentine’s Day sale. For a limited time, you can purchase a CEIVAshare Connected Photo Frame™ with one-year of PicturePlan for $99.95 and a CEIVAPro 80 Connected Digital Frame™ with one-year of PicturePlan for $119.95.  Free ground shipping is also available for orders over $99.00. Visit Ceiva.com today to check it out and purchase.

    Disclosure: Ceiva provided me with a Ceivo Pro 80 frame for review with 1-year plan. All opinions are my own.