Displaylink USB video technology introduced the possibility of secondary USB monitors to the technology community. ASUS has now successfully extended this technology to create a unique product, the ASUS UFOTO, which combines the functionality of a photo frame and a secondary monitor. It is a 7″ monitor that allows a high resolution display of up to 800×400 pixels (720×480 viewing area).
Digital Photo Frame
Century Japan has released a handy 4.3″ USB LCD monitor. The unit is designed as a secondary display. Imagine you’ve been hard at work all day, but you’re expecting a specific email or IM. You’re tired, and want to go sit in the recliner you have in the room. Rather than having to pop up to your desk every time you hear your email/IM notification sound, just look over at the small LCD display sitting beside you.
The LG DP889 combines a portable DVD player and digital photo frame into a single 8″ display. It features internal memory for up to 250 photos, a 3-in-1 memory card slot, USB port for direct connection to a digital camera, A/V input and output, and full DVD / DVD±R / DVD±RW / Audio CD / CD-R / CD-RW support. The LG DP889 is available online from Circuit City for $200.