Digital Photo Frame Uses Transparent Screen to Display Photos Like Slide Film

The DIA Parrot by Nodesign really sort of defies explanation. Even the press release, which should ideally describe the product the best, seemed to be lost for words:

Dismantled, deconstructed, disconnected from the frame as if there was nothing behind, this screen is transparency, is light. The picture, your photo, appears through this “light box” in a brand new aesthetic dimension…

They essentially re-invented the digital photo frame, creating something much more aesthetically pleasing that displays your photography without distracting from it. The frame doesn’t stop at aesthetic beauty either, it comes bundled with a bunch of applications by Parrot, lets you to browse the internet, allows you to connect a keyboard and mouse via the USB ports, and even gives you the option to swipe photos from your iOS devices onto the frame through space using the mover app. This frame is seriously cool.

Unfortunately every innovation comes with a catch, usually in the form of a price tag, and the DIA Parrot is no exception. If you happen to be in a city with a retailer that carries it (and there aren’t many), this cool frame will cost you a not-so-cool $500.

DIA Parrot by Nodesign (via Engadget)

  • Samcornwell

    Now this, is nice. It’s completely useless, but a lovely idea. How long until laptop monitors are the same?

  • Bas ter Beek

    I like the fact you can send your images directly to the frame. It’s like sending a postcard to your family back home each time!

  • Thisguy

    Great analogy, you should create an advert for them calling it a postcard ;)

  • Thisguy

    Haha, I just put in some random info as I couldn’t be fucked to log in and it is actually a profile.

  • mrwolfman

    hmm that title is a bit misleading. They just made a screen worse buy putting a gap between the back light and the LCD, so now you have lots of light spilling out the sides. You might as well buy a cheap android tablet and stick it in a wooden frame.