Frame of All Trades

We don't know why, but digital photos always look best on a cool-looking display. And when it comes to cool, this Ality Pixxa 7-inch LCD photo frame from The Sharper Image fills the bill.

What's particularly neat about the frame is its calendar function, which lets you schedule specific photos to be displayed on specific days. But if you do feel the need for a change, just use the included wireless remote to alter the sequence of photos it'll show.

A built-in card slot can read SD, CR, MMC and MS cards. The frame also features a built-in alarm clock, and you can add music or movies so as to awaken to your own personal soundtrack.

The frame retails for $179.95 at The Sharper Image, which has stores at the Fashion Show mall, 3200 Las Vegas Blvd. South; the Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood Resort, 3663 Las Vegas Blvd. South; Crossroads Commons, 8885 W. Charleston Blvd.; The Galleria at Sunset mall, 1300 W. Sunset Road, Henderson; and The District at Green Valley Ranch, 2225 Village Walk Drive, Henderson. It's also available online (

Story by John Przybys. What's New is a weekly column about new products on the market.