Summary: Quick answer if you care; this does need to be lugged into AC to work. The note on the battery on Amazon led me to believe I could run it without plugging in. No can do but that was to me only an irritant. It seems this product has a serious limitation on how many photos it can do a slide show on.
Summary: Satisfied with the product & doesn't have any major defect other than known limitations, eg: manually updating pictures via SD Card Pro: Superb aesthetic look, like an wooden frame. No hidden limitations. Con: Narrow viewing angle.
Excerpt: Excellent product for older people. My father doesn't do the computer or internet, so this is amazing. We downloaded all of his old pictures when he was in his youth and his life. Military and current times. This was a wonderful Fathers Day gift, that he has enjoyed over and over.
Excerpt: Excellent vibrant color. The "glow" of the picture is strong enough that it makes a great nightlight... not to mention a great sight so see when you wake in the morning. The transitions are smooth and the pictures very crisp.
Excerpt: This is a terrible product! The actual viewing screen is tiny, the "shuffle" mode doesn't work and the picture quality is TERRIBLE. Buy something else, but not this turkey. Incidentally, I emailed HP about this product, specifically it's terrible operating manual and it's inability to display photos...