Wednesday, December 9, 2009

5 Days Of Giveaway's - Day #3: IPEVO...


We're at the halfway point in our

5 Days Of Giveaway's Party

to celebrate our blogs 1st birthday, here at

It's The Little Things...



Today's giveaway came to our attention quite some time ago. A company by the name of IPEVO contacted me to see if I would be interested in doing a review for them.

The product:



Now, I have to tell you, I am not a "techie" by any stretch of the imagination.

In fact, if I can, I have Will handle most of that around here.

But I'll admit, when I looked up the product I was going to review online, I was definitely excited to get my hands on it and see what it was all about.

I am so glad that I agreed to do the review. I am definitely impressed!




Here's what I liked most about it from the moment I got it out of the box...

the way it looks!

I am not at all a fan of digital photo frames. You know, the one's that sit in most houses these days. The one's you can get at Target, Macy's, even Costco...the one's that look like a real picture frame. It's not that I don't like how they perform...I just don't like how they look. When they're not in action and just sitting there with their empty, black screens...they look forgotten and lonely. I'm just not a fan of them for my home.

With the Kaleido R7, it doesn't look like a picture frame to begin with...it looks like a monitor. It's sleek and modern. And while we don't live in what would be considered a "modern" home at all, it somehow fit in perfectly.

We actually used it for Owen's 6th birthday party to display pictures of him growing up. It sat on the kitchen counter (the heart of our home) and it became the perfect way to show off our not-so-little, little boy throughout the past 6 years! The rest of the time, it got moved around to different spots, playing a constant visual rotation of baby pictures, homes we've lived in, and family and friends.

The ease of use is what stood out most for Will. Within minutes he had our pictures displayed - not just from our computer's photo albums, but also from our favorite photo sharing websites.



Ok, now for some technical info...

What can it do?

Built in wireless capability (no wires or data cards necessary) lets you stream photos from any website and news from RSS feeds. For instance, you could have it stream the latest headlines, the weather, the stock market...or better yet, all of your favorite design blogs!

It can also be a second display to your computer...

A high-resolution 7" LCD screen ensures that your photos are going to look their best!



The controls are laid out in the base so all of the functions are right at your finger tips...


But you don't need to stand in front of it to control it.

It has a handy little remote that lets you control the images from across the room...
The Kaleido R7 is extremely easy to use and well laid out.

The screen rotates to accommodate your photos and fit in with it's surroundings and the photos are automatically adjusted (thanks to a clever little sensor) when you change the orientation...



Will and I have been chatting about who could benefit most with a frame like this and, honestly, it's hard not to think everyone could benefit from it. Especially anyone that is in business for themselves or runs a business.

Real Estate Agents could use these at open houses to show off pictures of the home and the neighborhood in its best light.

And how great would this be for interior designers to have on display during consultations, showing off their portfolio's?

Same goes for photographers. What a great way to show off your work!

We could go on and on about who we think the Kaleido R7 would be perfect for...

for us, it was a great way to view pictures of us...our family...our memories.


Will and I were fully planning on keeping the Kaleido R7 for ourselves...

but in the spirit of Christmas, we would love to give it to one of you.

After all, it is always more fun to give, than to receive!

Consider it our way of saying "Thank You" to all of you - our reader's who come back post after post with kind and generous pats on the back by way of your comments.

We truly appreciate all of you!

But enough sappiness...



On to the giveaway details...

All you need to do to enter is leave a comment on this post.

That's it.

Really!



For those of you interested in checking out the Kaleido R7 and getting one for yourself, or maybe as a gift for a loved one, you're in luck!


Valued at $199.99

the Kaleido R7 is currently

on sale for $149.00

AND

if you order before December 16th you will qualify for
FREE SHIPPING

(and they'll have it to you by Christmas Eve - nice!)


AND

as a reader of It's The Little Things... you qualify for an additional $10.00 off at the time of check-out. All you have to do is enter the code:

IPEVOKR7


I'd say those are three pretty great reason's to do a little shopping!


Personally, I can't wait to see who wins this giveaway.

So start entering, already, and get this giveaway going!


This giveaway will be open to enter from now (Dec. 9th) through midnight on Friday (Dec. 11th).

The winner will be announced on Saturday, December 12th...

our first birthday here at It's The Little Things!



Good luck!




P.S. Just in case you missed the first two days...

Click here for Monday's giveaway

Click here for Tuesday's giveaway


148 comments:

Kate said...

Happy birthday week! Today is my birthday too. That toy looks pretty fun. I'd love to have one.

Lilly said...

Congrats!!!!
And what a great giveaway! I would love to try this frame.
Thanks for the chance.

Gwen W said...

I Love your Blog... this is my first comment ever for a blog. Happy Birthday & I hope there are many more.

Melissa said...

My husband has wanted a digital photo frame for ages and I really wasn't thrilled with the look of them either. Now this one is nice! I would love to win it for him for Christmas. Thanks

maura said...

I have a total tehie husband who would flip for this. I hope He wins it! Thanks for having such a great giveaway week. It is very generous of you! Happy Holidays!

GailsPlace said...

What a great product! I love it and I love this blog!

Erin said...

That is a really neat frame! Many cooler features than the one we have already.

Angie Mae said...

Happy Birthday week and thanks for the awesome giveaways. I love your blog and always look forward to new posts. That digital frame looks fabulous.

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

That is a nice looking frame! I am in! Thanks for being so generous!

slip4 said...

I know how you feel about the usual digital frames. And this is definately NOT usual! Love it!

HJ. said...

That really is the best looking digital frame I think I've ever seen. . .I usually don't like them but this one is so sleek and nice looking!

Brooke Petersen said...

Happy Bloggy Birthday! Today is my actual 30th birthday- so here's hoping it gives me some frame-winning luck!

Tonya said...

Count me in! I never win anything, but it's worth a shot!
(-:

mtrafica said...

My mother-in-law got a digital frame for her birthday and loves it! I'm thinking of giving one to my mom for Christmas--I'll keep my fingers crossed!

Meninheira said...

it's an amazing giveaway!! Is open everywhere?

I read you from Spain, 5 or 6 months ago and I love your blog :) Soooo happy blogday!! :D

Anonymous said...

What a perfect gift! Thanks for the chance to win. It would be perfect for my MIL who loves to show pictures of her grandchildren!

Gina

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What an amazing giveaway! Being a photographer, I would LOVE to use this for promotional shows, etc. Great idea! I am keeping my fingers crossed.
Merry Christmas!
Leigh

Jenn @ Livin' the Simple Life said...

I have a friend who has this frame - it's the coolest thing! We've been wanting to get one for my mom since she lives 1800 miles away so we could send pictures straight to her frame and she'd always know what was going on with our family.

Nutty said...

Wowee! What a generous giveaway! Thank you. And happy birthday to the blog!

Kimberlee J. said...

Love your blog---Happy Birthday!

Lori said...

This frame is beautiful. Very nice compared to other frames I've seen. I would love to win :)

Anna said...

great giveaway, I would love to win

rtgaffney said...

Happy Birthday! What a generous gift. My kids would love this!

myflsun said...

Happy Birthday!
The only other thing I can say is, this 'frame' is awesome!

Kathy

Meg said...

I think my husband would love the look of this and I would love being able to display all of my favorite photos without actually having to display all of them! How sweet of you to enter it into the giveaway! Happy Brithday week!

~Meg

L said...

Wow! What a great giveaway. Would love to have this in our home to display pictures. I am the worst about getting pictures printed!!

Crafty in Paradise said...

I would LOVE to win this!

Lizzy said...

What a fun product and great giveaway. I am doing a 365 project and it would be great to have my project on this. Happy Birthday week!

pink said...

I'm not very techy, but it sounds like even I could do this! :)

The Busy Blaine's said...

What a FANTASTIC give away!!! I would love to use this for my hubby and his business!! Love your blog!!! Good luck everyone!

MELISSA said...

Wow I can't pass this one up! Thanks for the chance!
Melissa

Ocean said...

Very cool frame! :)

Shannon said...

That is a great digital frame! Hope that I win!

Jennie said...

I don't usually like digital photo frames either, but this one looks so cool!

Gina said...

So excited about your five days of give-aways!!!

Karissa said...

We just bought a new house and are moving this weekend! I found your blog while looking for DIY and Design inspiration for my own space!! I love it! Thank you! This is a great giveaway!!

Amy M in Indiana said...

Oh, great giveaway! How much fun!

Ms. Bake-it said...

What a fabulous gift this would be for my son and DIL! Happy Birthday!

~ Tracy

Rhonda said...

Too cool! I love that. Hope I win.

Teri said...

Awesome giveaeay!


teri12481@hotmail.com

jill said...

What a great gift! I like the look of it, just like you.

bagfashionista said...

thank you for the chance!

Mary K said...

This would be awesome to win!!!

Susan said...

Great find!! Would love to win it!

Jennypenny said...

I've always liked the idea of a digital frame. I've just never seen one I liked. Until now! This one is too cool!

T. Navis said...

This is the coolest digital frame I have seen! I would LOVE to win this!

Gabrielle said...

The Kaleido is AMAZING! And I don't even own one! This would be great to show case my photography business. Or to display photos of my husband and I as babies at my baby shower coming up next spring. Or just have it set up in the living room to display our most cherished family photos. The possibilities for this awesome creature are endless! I love the portability and the sleek design. I'll be honest, I have a plain and boring digital photo frame. Guess what? I only opened the box and looked at it twice. Decided I did not have enough patients to put the photos I want on it and closed the box. I've had it for almost TWO YEARS and it's collecting dust!

Mrs. Petrie said...

What a fabulous and generous giveaway!! Congrats on your 1 year birthday and all the fun and creative posts.
I totally wanted a digital frame for Xmas last year, but the husband said he couldn't find one at the right price that was any good. I think he'd totally approve of this one.
cpetrienm@yahoo.com

other-option said...

Cool - what a great way to display the pictures I take.
- Danielle
other-option AT hotmail dot com

SHURTER'S :) said...

Love it! :)

Debilou~Mississippi Mama said...

Happy Blog Birthday to you,, what a very nice give-a-way,, I would love to win this,, i'm not a fan of the normal digital frames but this is cool and I've never heard of it.

Jan said...

i've already taken over 1,000 pictures of my four month old. this would be perfect for our home. we'd actually get to SEE some of the photos that i've taken! happy bloggy birthday!

Wes and Donna's Big Adventure said...

I too am not a big fan of the photo frame looking digital frames. This one is great. My daughter is a 7th grade Science teacher; what a great idea for the classroom. Hope I (she) wins!

pkzcass said...

Love your blog, and would love this frame.

Kelley Mamelson said...

Love the new FB page and love the Blog. Really happy to see things are going so well for you. Will you and will be spending New Years with us???

mom2oem said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

Andrea said...

What a great giveaway! My husband would LOVE this for his desk. Thanks for the opportunity. And again...HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

You got my all excited about digital frames now!! I'd love to win this one! It would sit right on my desk where I blog!

Emily@notionsonnesting.com said...

Wow, so cool! Makes me want to win it now!

Melissa @ The Littlest Lobo said...

Wow! That is a really versatile digital picture frame. Love it so much more than the regular ones. I hope I win!

Terri said...

Wow, I really like that frame. Onto my Christmas list it goes.
Thanks for a chance to win

Cynthia said...

What an awesome giveaway! i'm keeping my fingers crossed ;)

Misty said...

Ooooh...I want this!!!

Kate- said...

what a wonderful addition to a home! You have been offering some amazing give aways!

duchess said...

Wow, what a great prize! Thanks a bunch.

Bella's Bowtique said...

Okay Karla! I have to enter this one! How AWESOME - and totally nice of you to part with this prize!!! After reading your write up and the people who you and Will think could benefit from something like this. I immediately thought it would be SO COOL to have for my booth at the Spring Fair this coming April! I could display all my customers pictures on it for people to see! EEEkkk! Keeping my fingers, toes, and eyes crossed I win this one! :) -- Kristie

Carrie said...

Hi! That's a great looking gadget, we've been looking for one for awhile and just never quite found the right display for our photos. I love gadgets. They make my days happy and bright.

kenandbridget said...

What a great giveaway. So sleek and shiny too! Happy Birthday!

the queen said...

It looks like a great product. I'd love to try one out for myself. Thanks for the giveaways.a

Sarah @ Dream In Domestic said...

What a great giveaway! I'm just getting into photography, so this would be a great thing for me to have to display my photos. Thanks for being so generous!

East Coast Suburbanite said...

happy birthday! Congrats on a wonderful year and may the year ahead be just as successful and joyous.

Anonymous said...

I would love one of these!! Especially since I take so many pictures, but never print them for people to see. This looks like a great product!
-Val

Tran said...

I have so many photos, I'd love one of these!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a COOL gadget! I'd LOVE one!

Caroline said...

What an amazing giveaway!! I really hope I win!!

design4less@yahoo.com

stephland3 said...

I would love to win this for my hubby!
dagoprincessss@hotmail.com

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

how sweet that you decided to share with one of us! :)

I hope it's me!
gail

Claire said...

Thanks for your generosity! I hope I win! :)

Claire

Arlene said...

I would love this for my family for Christmas!!! Thanks.

Baby Connor said...

What a great give away and how gracious of you and your family to give it away rather to keep it yourself! That's what I call true Christmas spirit!

bitnbama12 said...

Happy birthday to one of the BEST blogs I follow. I love reading about all of the decorating & fun family activities that you share with us. I hope to be able to stay at home one day & enjoy all of the yummy fun that is creativity. Looking forward to many more birthdays :)
-Stephanie

Amanda said...

Wow, that is so cool!

Amanda said...

Wow, that is so cool!

allthingsjuice said...

I have resisted the digital frame, but this one might get me to change my mind. Count me in please! :)

Connie said...

I would love to have this frame to display pictures of my 4 grandchildren...

Stephanie M. said...

Wow what a great giveaway. Love the blog. Keep it going.

Mats and Monica said...

Love your blog. It has inspired many projects for me! Great giveaway, too!

Cat said...

It's fantastic. The one digital frame we bought was a flop. :( I'd love to help give this one a new home. :)

Carol Kennon said...

Wow! I am a huge fan of digital photo frames of any kind but this one takes the cake of all that I've seen. I've wanted a digital photo frame for a while, but just haven't been able to fit it inot he budget. Keeping my fingers crossed that this baby comes home to my house for the holidays!

brudcrew said...

Wow! That looks great! I love your creative ideas on how it could be used!

jenny d said...

Great prize, I would love to have a digital frame.

Miss Peg said...

Wow, this would be a great gift to receive! Thanks for the opportunity. And thanks for the wonderful ideas.

Suzy said...

Congratulations! What a great ideas! And a great prize!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Fantastic giveaway - I'm crossing my fingers!!!

Keep'n up with the Cameron said...

Love it!!!!!! I hope I win and happy Birthday!!! I also can't wait till you feature my sister tomorrow....yea!!!!!!!

Patricia said...

Looks so fun! Hopefully I get it!

DanaMc said...

THAT is a very nice looking digital frame!

Cyndi said...

I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog recently. I've been thoroughly enjoying. Happy 1st birthday! The 12th is my daughter's first birthday, also. :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

dckluine

The Bennetts said...

I also am not a fan of the digital picture frame but this one looks so neat. I love it. Thank you for the giveaway. Happy Birthday!!!

Laurie said...

Very cool! I save lots of eye candy and inspirational photos on my computer to keep me moving towards project completion. I go through them often, would this ever make it easier. All my photos of inspiration and family slideshowing all day long in my kitchen! Thanks for the great review-off to do some more looking at it!

Andrea said...

Wow! That is a cool way to showcase photos! I have yet to buy a digital picture frame because of the reasons that you stated. I would love to use it to showcase family photos too!

alissa said...

Wow - that looks cool! I'd love to win!

GeNell said...

I'm definitely intriqued with this product. Hope I'm smart enough to operate it if I win!

Tami and Aaron said...

looks fun!

gmamma said...

What a great gift! I mean the giveaway and your blog! I really have enjoyed it and look forward to seeing what's going on when I get the chance!

k.gorski@comcast.net

Rebecca said...

Looks like a pretty neat toy - would love to win it! Thanks for the chance, and happy birthday to your very inspiring blog!

Marilyn Holeman said...

Karla, Thank you for such a generous giveaway. Our family would sure love to win this one! Christmas Blessings to you and yours.

kristin said...

wow, that looks so cool, thanks for the chance!!

Kate said...

Wow! This is a fabulous giveaway!

MGullach said...

I would have so many uses for one of these things!

Carolyn said...

What a great digital picture frame. I totally agree with you about digital frames looking weird sitting on a table with a black screen. I would love to try this frame out. I have 3 little ones and we have a TON of pictures around our house with still so many that we cannot put up. Digital frames are so innovative!!! I hope I win!!

Mary Feagley said...

Karla, thankz you for such a generous giveaway. We would sure love to win this one so we could see our little puddy every day! Happy Christmas to you!

misty w. said...

So.Cool. Would love to give this as a gift to my husband, he's always wanted one! This one's extra neat! Thanks!

jamie Shannon said...

Love the frame and your blog...I am new to blogs(just reading them now) So much info out there!
Jamie

Spears said...

How sweet of you to give this away...I'm new to your blog. You rock!
Sarah
smatti78@yahoo.com

Wanda said...

It's fantastic! It's making my heart go pitter-patter!
I love it!
I've never seen it...and I think the same way...the other's are boring!
This one...rocks!

The Whispering Creek House said...

oh i would love this thanks for the giveaway! sign me up

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reviewing this nifty little frame...I love the vertical shape and have the perfect little nook for it. Here is to hoping for a big win!
Amy

amytdd at charter dot net

Marilyn said...

Would love to have this frame. Thanks for the giveaway.

TIffany said...

This sounds like a great gift.

Mrs in Training said...

My husband's birthday is this Sunday, and I've been looking at digital frames - that one is so cool!

this is us said...

i love it!

Sophie Slaten said...

I would love to have this frame for my mother to show off her 6 (soon to be 7 grandchildren!! BTW, I just found your blog and have already stayed up way to late!

paisley penguin said...

That is one of the most amazing things I have ever seen! I have been wanting a digital photo frame for a long time. This is even better!

Angie Kerr said...

Love this!! So great.

Anj said...

What a fun way to display photos. Count me in on this giveaway.

Suzanne said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win :)

Rita said...

Woooow!!!!
I would love to have this giveway!!!

Rita

MegJill said...

I think I'm too late, but I just have to say, you guys are so generous! Doing all these giveaways, giving us some happiness with your blog, etc. I have loved your blog for a long time, and will always enjoy seeing your new projects! Thank you!!!

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!!
This is great for mom's that take too many pictures of their kids too! So, I definitely need this. LOL!!

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Great giveaway. Thanks!

Beth said...

Wow, what neat toy! Perfect for a mom's desk! :-)

Em Johnston said...

How nifty is this! It WOULD look fantastic showcasing virtual tours of beautiful homes for sale... though I think I'd share the love and give it to my in-laws. Or maybe my Mom...
:-)

~Em

emily.johnston at kw.com

krupsis said...

What a great gift idea! I agree, much better than a standard digital photo frame. Cheers!

Anonymous said...

what a great frame.
Kim G in Texas

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday to your blog! This is a fun little gift. And I totally agree with you about other digital photo frames!
-Elizabeth

Misty said...

Seriously cool!

Jessica said...

How amazing are you?! That is a killer giveaway! I'd luv to win! Thanks for all of the fun giveaways!

jessrkynoch(at)gmail

Bombtastic Belle said...

great giveaway, thanks for the chance :)
eod_army_wife04(at)yahoo(dot)com

Doll House said...

What a cool product!

Captured by Love said...

Looks neat!

Dana said...

What an amazing giveaway!! Very stylish and a great way to display all the photos still on the computer!

Jo-Dan said...

This frame looks incredible! I have never seen anything like it!

Lucy said...

I've been wanting one of these for awhile...maybe this one will be mine :)

amyswanson said...

Wow, I love the digital photo frame.

Amy S
frazzled_data@hotmail.com

Casey said...

Would love to win this!

caseynevans@yahoo.com

T said...

this is great, I love the sleek design of it.

peacockchic said...

Wow that looks COOL!!