Familink makes a truly connected photo frame for families @ CES 2023 - Show Notes

Familink makes a truly connected photo frame for families @ CES 2023

Thursday Jan 26, 2023 (00:07:09)


Digital picture frames are not a new product category. In fact, they've existed nearly as long as LCD screens have been affordable. However, as time has gone on, new features have been added to these products in order to make them easier to use for those to whom we really want to give them. The biggest issue has been giving a photo frame to an older member of the family and never being able to change the photos. The team at Familink looks to fix that with a truly connected device.

What is Familink?

Familink is a company that specializes in creating products that allow families to share photos. In particular, the company focuses on allowing family members to share photo experiences with their older loved ones. There are currently 2 product offerings for the company: The Magazine and The 4G Photo Frame. The Photo Frame is the product that was shown off at the show this year. It is a traditional digital picture frame, but with a few added features.

Familink's 4G Photo Frame is a great way for families to make sure that their elderly loved ones are able to enjoy photos even when they don't have access to the latest technology. With its simple setup and easy use, it's an ideal choice for those who may not be tech-savvy. As a bonus, it's also a great way for families to stay connected even when miles apart.

Why choose Familink?

Firstly, the frame works without Wi-Fi, making it perfect for elderly individuals who may not have access to such technology. However, if the family member does have Wi-Fi at home, then the frame can be connected to that network instead of relying on cellular connectivity.

Secondly, it is made ready to use right out of the box and requires minimal setup. This is ideal for a family member who is technically challenged. If everything is ready to go right out of the box, it means that there is no need for a phone call or a trip to visit just to help setup the frame.

Thirdly, it has an automatic switch off at night so that you don't have to worry about it running all night long. This is a feature we have begun to see in smart screens, allowing the screen to reduce power consumption as well as ambient light created within the house.

Fourthly, the photos are displayed instantly and can be changed from any smartphone or tablet via the Familink app. This allows family members from around the world to send new photos to the screen to update your family on their lives. The updates can also be done without installing an app, by either sending photos to a special email address or even through Messenger.


The Familink team looks forward to continuing to bring innovative solutions to families everywhere and connecting families together in ways that have never been done before. In today's world of technology, it's nice to have a product that allows us to keep the important people in our lives close even when they are far away. To learn more about the company or to purchase the frame for $149, you can go to the company website.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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Scott Ertz

Episode Author

Scott is a developer who has worked on projects of varying sizes, including all of the PLUGHITZ Corporation properties. He is also known in the gaming world for his time supporting the rhythm game community, through DDRLover and hosting tournaments throughout the Tampa Bay Area. Currently, when he is not working on software projects or hosting F5 Live: Refreshing Technology, Scott can often be found returning to his high school days working with the Foundation for Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST), mentoring teams and helping with ROBOTICON Tampa Bay. He has also helped found a student software learning group, the ASCII Warriors, currently housed at AMRoC Fab Lab.

Todd Cochrane

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Todd is the CEO of RawVoice / Blubrry - a podcast media company that represents 105,000 Audio and Video podcasters in which his company provides advertising opportunities, media distribution/hosting, podcast media statistics and other services. He is a podcast advertising specialist. Executing podcast advertising deals with a variety of national vendors for the past 13 years. Todd was responsible for bringing GoDaddy into the Podcast Advertising Space as one of the first podcast advertisers in 2005.


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