i-mate Momento 100 unopenedAlthough i-mate specializes in Windows Mobile hardware and software, they entered the digital lifestyle market in 2006, with the Momento 100 (10-inch) and Momento 70 (7-inch) frames. As part of TechRepublic's Geek Gifts 2007 series, I tested the Momento 100. To read my full review, check out my blog post, "Geek Gifts 2007: i-mate Momento 100".
All in all, the i-mate Momento 100 makes a great geek gift. It's an innovative product that can bring joy to both the recipient and giver. But, with a suggested retail price of $299 (US) for the Momento 100 and $199 for the Momento 70, these frames are a rather pricey gift if you plan to buy more than one.
If i-mate drops the price $100 by next year, my relatives my find Momento frames under their Christmas trees.
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