Saturday, July 24, 2010
As a mom, I love to show off my son. What parent doesn't like to brag just a little?! Okay, so maybe even a lot. I always make sure I have some "aww"-inspiring pictures on hand that I can whip out for old acquaintances or friends and family who may not see Nate often. The problem is that he grows up so quickly that I can never keep the photos current. I think the last ones I had printed for my brag book were from Christmastime 2009. *blush* But, thanks to WholesaleKeychain.com, I have a much easier way of sharing my favorite little boy with the world.
WholesaleKeychain.com offers - you guessed it! - keychains, of just about any variety you could desire. From sports and automotive to Disney and toys and games, they have something for all ages and tastes at a budget you can afford.
WholesaleKeychain.com kindly sent me a Digital Photo Keychain and Keyring with Stand in Pink (ARV $14.99). This keychain is approximately 1.5" tall and contains 16 MB of internal memory - enough for approximately 100 pictures.
You know pink is my absolute favorite color so I was excited to try out this digital photo keychain. I admit I was kind of expecting something really cheap looking and low quality for this price but I have to say I was quite impressed! The color is stylish, shimmery and attractive - something I'd be proud to display. I had the back of my keychain engraved with my name and the quality of the engraving was superb. Very clear with no fading or shallow spots. It was a tiny bit off-center but hardly noticeable.
Browse your computer to choose your photo files, crop or rotate them as needed and add to the album. When you've selected all the photos you would like to include, click "Download" and all of your photos will be instantly uploaded to your keychain. It took just a few seconds for all 84 of my photos to be downloaded so it doesn't waste any time - something any busy mom can appreciate!
The only improvement I'd like to see is an option to rearrange your photos before uploading. I found a few early photos of Nate that I wanted to add to my keychain later on but they show up at the end of the slideshow. Call me picky but I prefer my photos to appear in chronological order.
Once you unplug your keychain from the adapter, your photo slideshow will begin. It's that easy! The quality of the viewing area is fantastic. The photos really aren't grainy at all. The menu is also straightforward and easy to operate, with three simple side buttons. I like that there is an automatic shut-off option so it won't wear down the battery. But never fear - charging is easy peasy. Just plug it back into your computer via the USB to recharge! The keychain is ultra-lightweight so it doesn't weigh down your keys or purse like an album or photo wallet. The stand is also really handy for keeping your loved ones close when you're at the office.
Overall, I'm loving my new digital photo keychain! It's a modern day, technological brag book and I think it would make the perfect gift for parents and grandparents!
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Disclaimer: I received the digital photo keychain above at no charge from Jeff at Wholesale Keychain to facilitate my candid review. I was in no other way compensated for this post. The thoughts and opinions expressed in my review are purely mine. Your experience may differ.