The list of "must haves" for a college dorm is staggering, many of which you wonder just WHAT they'll be using the stuff for. Um, do I really think that there will be cartons of milk and juice stocking that mini-fridge? Are they actually playing ping pong with all of those little white balls? I wish that I could be there to make sure that they're okay.
Truthfully, your college aged kids want to stay connected with YOU just as much as you do with them. I got MORE CALLS those first years Ben was away, and talked to him more than I did when we lived together.
I recently found an INCREDIBLE way to keep your college-aged child connected to what's going on at home. I was sent a Ceiva Pro80 digital frame to check out. Now, the Ceiva Pro80 is not your ordinary digital frame. What's different about it is that you can send up to 60 photos a day to the frame from just about anywhere. As long as the person with the frame has either a broadband internet connection, Wi-Fi or an extra phone jack.
There's no need for the person with the frame to do ANYTHING, they'll automatically be loaded into the photo rotation. Of course, I was thinking that maybe WE should have a frame here as well for Ben to send photos to. I'm just afraid that the photo will be of him holding a sign that says "SEND MONEY."
- Phone and Wi-Fi connectivity
- Media Server connectivity (learn more)
- Built-in memory card reader
- Interchangeable black and wood-finish faceplates (included) or custom skin designs (optional via skinit.com)
- Easy-to-use on screen menu to control display modes, rotation and deletion, slideshow transition and timing, screen on and off times and more.
- Perfect True-to-Photo™ display (no stretching, cropping or squishing)
- PicturePlan photo delivery service required — 1 year included
- Invite friends and family to send photos to your frame from anywhere in the world — for free.
- Unlimited photo storage and customization, channel selections (news, weather, calendar, sports & more) and greeting cards.
- PicturePlan Lifetime Warranty (if it breaks, we fix it for free*)
The CEIVA Pro 80™ Starter Pack includes:• 1 CEIVA Pro 80 Digital Photo Frame™
• 1 Year PicturePlan® Photo Delivery Service
So, along with the mini-fridge, alarm clock and laundry basket (stocked with odor removal spray), I'm sending the Ceiva Pro80 to school. I have a feeling that he'll like that little touch of home when he's busy studying with his friends on Saturday night......
The Ceiva Pro80 retails for under $148.00 and is available online and at electronics and photo dealers nationwide.
Thank you to Ceiva for providing me with a frame for this review. I was in no way compensated and all opinions are strictly my own.