The next cool little gadget in digital photo technologies is the Coby 1.5 inch Digital Photo Keychain.
Remember in all of the old television shows and movies when someone pulls out their wallet, opens it up, and rolls out a huge roll of their family photos? Well this will never happen again.
You can carry around many family photos (or just one!) with the digital keychain. Share them with friends, family, strangers, animals, anyone who you want to share them with.
This little 1.5 inch photo keychain stores over 60 photos, depending on the size and resolution of the photos of course.
To keep life simple it supports all popular image formats: JPEG/JPG, GIF, and BMP. Most digital cameras capture images in one of their three formats, so you shouldn’t have a problem.
In the off case that your camera uses another format (such as TIF), it isn’t very difficult to convert your photos to another format to add to your keychain.
The Coby 1.5 inch Digital Photo Keychain is 1.5”. It isn’t too bulky to carry around but it’s large enough that you can actually see the photos on it.
It includes software for Windows (many versions of Windows, including XP and Vista) and Mac OS X. Linux users could probably run the software using WINE or another similar application, but I can’t find any confirmation of this.
You can keep your digital keychain charged by connecting to a computer, similar to how you would charge your MP3 player. This power method helps to keep the keychain light weight since it won’t require bulky batteries.
Being only 1.5”, this device has it’s natural limitations. The displays images at 128×128 pixels, similar to a cell phone. Some may want images to be displayed at a higher resolution, but then you would require a larger device.
There have been rumors that it is difficult to install the software included on Windows XP or Windows Vista. I’m pretty sure that by now there are guides across the Internet to do this correctly, but if you don’t have much experience with installing software you might want to ask someone for assistance.
However, I’m not the most technically inclined person, and I didn’t have any problems setting up my keychain with our vacation pics from over the summer.