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eStarling Wi-Fi Gmail / Flickr Enabled LCD Frame

Your Photo Frame Needs its own E-mail Address…

Looking for the ultimate cool photo gadget? Then take heart young geek or geekette. ThinkGeek has the new and completely unique eStarling Wi-Fi Photo Frame ready for your hot little geek paws. “Wi-Fi Picture Frame?” you respond quizzically with great anticipation… The eStarling frame is a standalone Wi-Fi LCD photo frame that connects to a wireless network and automatically displays photos e-mailed to it in a slideshow format. Additionally you can specify an RSS photo feed from Flickr based on your own tagged keywords. You can even shoot photos on your mobile phone then e-mail them directly to your eStarling frame for display.

Let us elucidate on the eStarling’s inner workings.

One-Time Setup
To get things rolling you need to configure the eStarling Frame by connecting it to your PC via the included USB cable. Once configured, the frame can be disconnected from the PC and operates in a completely stand-alone mode.

Network Configuration

Using the eStarling software select the wireless network to connect to. The eStarling supports WEP encryption and has a full-featured TCP/ IP setup supporting DHCP, Proxies and Manual IP.

E-Mail Configuration

The eStarling frame supports standard POP E-mail. Simply enter the POP server, username and password. Optionally you can thwart possible spam by allowing only e-mails from a certain e-mail address to be received. We recommend you set-up a free Google Gmail account for your eStarling so it can have a dedicated e-mail address… that makes it happy.

Flickr RSS Photo Feed Configuration

Simply do a search on Flickr for your favorite photos. Cut and paste the URL from the “RSS 2.0” link at the bottom of the page into the eStarling software. You can even do multiple feeds at once. Once a feed is set-up Flickr photos matching your search criteria go into rotation on the frame. As new photos are posted to Flickr, they show up on the frame.

Displaying Photos

Simply e-mail any JPEG or BMP photo to the eStarling frame. It polls for new e-mail every few minutes and puts any photos it receives into rotation on the frame in a slideshow format. The internal memory holds about 30 photos… so as new photos are sent the oldest photos are removed from the frame. The frame functions similarly when receiving photos via the Flickr photo feed.

If you install a CF or SD card with photos into the eStarling frame these will go into rotation on the frame along with any photos received via e-mail or Flickr photo feeds.

Product Features

  • Connects to Wireless 802.11 Network
  • Displays Photos E-Mailed to the Picture Frame
  • Displays Photos from Flickr RSS Feeds
  • Displays Photos on a MMC/SD card


  • 5.6″ color TFT LCD Display
  • Wi-Fi 802.11b with Support for WEP encryption
  • MMC /SD card slot
  • On-board Storage for Approximately 30 photos
  • Views JPEG & BMP files
  • External 120V/240V AC Adapter


  • Internet access via wireless 802.11 Network
  • Frame Setup requires you to run the included software on a Windows 2000/ME/XP compatible PC. After the frame is setup it operates in a stand-alone mode with no PC needed.

You can get one from Think Geek.

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