D-Link DSM-210 Photo Frame

Aron Schatz
May 13, 2009
D-Link DSM-210 Photo Frame
The D-Link DSM-210 is a wireless internet photo frame targeted specifically to the digital home and it serves the purpose well.

Page 1: Intro, About D-Link, Box, Parts, Specs, DSM-210


D-Link has been a consumer electronic provider for quite some time and recently the company has pushed into the home media market to cement their place in the digital home. D-Link has released a number of products for home media including media servers and other back end devices. The DSM-210 is the first picture frame to come from D-Link and it packs a whole host of features into one neat package.

About D-Link


D-Link is an award-winning designer, developer and manufacturer of networking, broadband, digital electronics, voice, data and video communications solutions for the digital home, Small Office/Home Office (SOHO), Small to Medium Business (SMB), and Workgroup to Enterprise environments.



The DSM-210 is packaged in a fairly large box (the unit has a 10" screen). It is a "Wireless Internet Photo Frame."



D-Link includes some literature and a manual, software for Windows, a remote, an ethernet cable, a stand, and the AC adapter.



    USB 2.0
Screen Specifications   
    10” TFT LCD
    16:9 Format
    800 x 480 Resolution
    300 cd/m2 Brightness
Device Interface   
    1 10/100 LAN Port
    1 USB 2.0 Port
    3-in-1 Flash Card Reader
Built-In Memory   
Supported Memory Formats   
    SD (Secure Digital)
    MMC (Multimedia Card)
    Memory Stick
Supported Photo Format   
    Wireless 802.11g
    Wired LAN: 10/100Mbps Ethernet
Wireless Security   
    Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)
    WPA and WPA2
    WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
    Operating: 32F to 104F (0C to 40C)
    Storage: 32F to 149F (0C to 65C)
    Item (WxDxH): 8” x 12” x 1.3”
    Item: 1.3lbs
    1 Year Limited

This devices includes wired and wireless support so if you already have a wired connection available, you don't need to use the wireless. Thankfully the frame supports the latest 802.11i security standards.



The photo frame comes complete with a white faceplate to replace the black plate installed on the unit by default. This is a nice touch if you have a room with a white decor. Black fits with most rooms, though, and black is the default color for electronics other than Apple devices.


The faceplate is held onto the unit by magnets glued to the plate. One of the magnets fell off when inspecting the white plate. The glue probably wasn't up to par on this one. The plate still held on fine without that specific magnet but it isn't something that should happen. The black plate comes off with a tug since it is just a magnet holding it on.


The frame itself is pretty large at 10 inches. This is an excellent size for showing off pictures. The screen is 800x480 which is a 16:9 DSLR type of frame instead of the more common 4:3 point and shoot cameras. There are two holes on the bottom sides. One is for the remote sensor and the other is a motion sensor that turns the frame off when nobody is in the room. This is a very nifty feature and works well in practice. It should save a bit of power as well.


The back of the unit shows where the various ports are located. There is a WiFi Protected Setup button at the top near the On/Off switch (an actual switch instead of a soft button). The card inputs for SD/MMC/MS as well as an USB input are found on the right facing the back of the unit. The ethernet port and power inputs are located on the bottom and the reset button is near the power input as well. There is a diagram on the back in case it isn't obvious of where things are located.


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