Joel Reviews T-Mobile Cameo Picture Frame (BBtv Video)


Ahoy, readers — Xeni Jardin sneaking in a BBtv post here. In this week’s Boing Boing Gadgets review episode on Boing Boing tv, Joel Johnson reviews the T-Mobile Cameo Picture Frame, which displays digital photos but also sort of works like a phone. Joel’s thumbs were neither decisively up nor down, but rather pensively wrapped around a scotch SORRY, *BOURBON* tumbler. Here is an MP4 for your downloading pleasure. After the jump: a slideshow of the images Boing Boing Gadgets readers submitted to Joel for use in this video review of the Cameo picture frame.

Update: Joel here. One correction from what I said in the video. There is a way to copy all the images off of the device onto an SD card at once. It didn’t work for me the first time, but I then I tried it again later and it did. Don’t know what I did differently, but it makes a big difference in how easy it is to get images from the Cameo to your computer.

About Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing editor/partner and tech culture journalist Xeni Jardin hosts and produces Boing Boing's in-flight TV channel on Virgin America airlines (#10 on the dial), and writes about living with breast cancer. Diagnosed in 2011. @xeni on Twitter. email: xeni@boingboing.net.
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15 Responses to Joel Reviews T-Mobile Cameo Picture Frame (BBtv Video)

  1. Jake von Slatt says:

    No problem in Firefox on Linux and Hey! That lady about to throw the shopping cart is our own Meredith Scheff!

  2. Anonymous says:

    Albeit way too late for anyone to probably see it, that was not a typo. Some kid on some site had at screen name that was UHHHH_BUTTPRUGS? and he had a little asian guy avatar. Anyways… yeah.

  3. bpratt says:

    This would actually be pretty useful for my family. Grandma lives nearby but is becoming forgetful, this could be a wonderful way to post her to-do list for the day (“we’re picking you up at 10AM to go to the doctor”, etc – kinda like the hotel channel when you’re travelling). She can’t be depended on to remember appointments, or even to remember to write it down. Sure there are lots of other ways to get that done if she’s online, but that’s not gonna happen (tech support nightmare!). So we wouldn’t send pictures for the most part, but text (or rather, bitmaps of text, I guess). I wonder how much hackery would be involved…

  4. RikF says:

    Heh – if enough people watch this, then the combined time that my image is up will give me my 15 minutes of fame!

  5. TJ S says:

    Nerded out a little to see the photo I sent being on the Cameo during the intro. :)

  6. Anonymous says:

    That Legend of Amy picture is too cute. Somebody has an awesome friend.

  7. Dean says:

    Somehow, through but the grace of the Internet, you were spared horrors beyond all knowing.

  8. Xeni Jardin says:

    @bpratt, that’s the most interesting thing i’ve heard all day. wow. like an ambient, connected reminder device. i dig it.

  9. Xeni Jardin says:

    Wait, nobody commented on the stealth buttplug?

  10. Anonymous says:

    I HAVE COMMENTED ON THE BUTTPRUG.
    happy?
    I am extremely pleased that Joel has continued with his special brand of “FUCK IT, WE’LL DO IT LIVE” half cocked reviewery. One of my favorite [now regular] things on this site. That reminds me, I have to send him a friendy on XBL. I am actually getting my parents a digital frame loaded with a bunch of pictures of my brother, my girlfriend, the whole family from vacations, and myself, but I somehow don’t think this thing is for them. They live well beyond cell service for any carrier.

  11. hohum says:

    So are we still free to send pics?

  12. cha0tic says:

    Aww mine didn’t get shown. I’d like to know if they arrived though.

    Hahaha. #11’s Typo has made me think I should design a ButtPug for a 3D printer. A bit like the Baby Jesus Butt Plug

  13. dculberson says:

    I get a Flickr error “No such photos found!” instead of a slide show..

  14. dculberson says:

    Clarification: it doesn’t work for me in Firefox for Windows. It does work in Internet Explorer 6.

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