Can the best digital picture frame for 2022 be wall-mounted?
The best digital picture frame for 2022 can be effortlessly wall mounted – which is especially important for any digital frame larger than 12-inches. Pix-Star’s frames come with both a standard VESA mount and dedicated hanging holes built into the frame’s backside. You can mount the frame sturdily on the wall in either landscape or portrait and change between relatively effortlessly.
Pix-Star’s frames come with a remote control that lets you control the frame from across the room easily. You can alternatively rest the frame on a flat surface using the attachable stand that comes with the frame. If you’re going to mount the frame on the wall, make sure that you don’t accidentally block the USB/SD card port or the power inlet cable (which shouldn’t happen if you use the frame’s provided standard VESA mount or dedicated hanging holes).
Can the best digital picture frames of 2022 sync with social media?
The ability to sync and import picture albums from social media is known as web album support – and it’s only found on a handful of the best digital frames on the market. Pix-Star’s digital picture frames let you import photo albums from external sources including Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Drive & Photos, Dropbox, and more.
Pix-Star’s frames also save web albums to the frame’s internal storage so that they can be accessed while the frame is offline. This is an essential feature for any extensive offline functionality – which is one of the most recommended features to look for in a modern digital picture frame. Web albums can be remotely managed through the web interface and you can start slideshows from specific albums (or the entire web album folder).
What is the best digital picture frame in 2022 for the money?
Pix-Star’s frame is one of the best digital picture frames in 2022 for the money. Features like free-for-life cloud storage and access to both a mobile app & web interface deliver top value-for-money and a frame that effortlessly caters to the modern home & family.
Pix-Star’s frames are some of the only premium frames that are suitable for both families and elderly users. This is seen through features like remote control functionality and extensive offline features. Pix-Star’s 8GB internal storage lets you store all of your photos and videos for offline use, and the remote-control feature lets you manage it all through the web interface from anywhere in the world.
Pix-Star’s frames use a versatile and immersive 4:3 aspect ratio that perfectly matches most of the photos our smartphones take. By comparison, many premium frames use a 16:9 aspect ratio, which usually results in black pillar bars around every photo. Slideshows are easy to control and highly customizable (which can also be done remotely) and you don’t need to exit the slideshow to adjust its settings.
Pix-Star’s remote-control feature lets you manage and control up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world. Here you can adjust their settings, start slideshows, manage local & cloud storage, and much more. It pairs well with Pix-Star’s web album feature (imported photo albums from social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms) to automate much of the photo-sharing process and make sure none of your loved ones miss another important moment!
What are the best ways to load pictures to a digital picture frame in 2022?
The best way to load pictures to a digital picture frame is by mobile app. While these mobile apps aren’t universally offered, they’re intuitive, highly accessible, familiar, and very efficient for photo-sharing. For example, the Pix-Star Snap mobile app lets you send up to 250 photos to several of your Pix-Star frames at the same time – from anywhere in the world. You can also send videos & audio messages right from your phone to any Pix-Star frame via its unique email address.
Web albums offer an extremely versatile and effortless way to share photos of all your loved ones’ frames. Web albums are only supported by the best digital frames and let you import photos from external sources like social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms. These web albums are imported via the web interface (though some frames let you do it through the mobile app) and are saved to the frame’s internal storage (with Pix-Star’s frames) for offline use.
Other methods for loading pictures to a digital photo frame include emailing photos to the frame’s unique email address and transferring pictures to internal storage via a connected USB/SD card. Some frames like the Pix-Star offer a plug-and-play feature that lets you play slideshows from a connected USB/SD card without having to copy any of its content to the frame’s internal storage first – virtually offering you unlimited storage space.
Do the best digital picture frames of 2022 use touchscreens?
Very few of the best digital picture frames of 2022 use touchscreens – and for good reasons. Touchscreen digital frames tend to be a lot more expensive than non-touch frames. Not only is the price higher, but several features are often sacrificed to make room for the higher cost of touch-capable display panels (especially for those larger than 8-inches). Since most of the best digital frames are in the 10 to 15-inch display size range, it’s rare to find touchscreens being used effectively.
Another key consideration is that touch displays are a lot less durable. They need to be cleaned very often and are prone to scratching and being damaged by small knocks and falls. This reduced durability doesn’t pair well with the higher cost of these frames or their limited feature sets.
Additionally, some of the top frames like the Pix-Star offer remote-control functionality that lets you remotely control & manage all of your Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world. This feature is managed through the web interface and gives you almost the same level of control over the frame that you’d have using it in person. There are also handheld remote controls that let you adjust the frame from within the same room without needing to stand directly in front of it.
All of these issues and missing features combine to make the touchscreen digital picture frame a less-than-desirable choice for 2022. We suggest going for a non-touch display – despite touchscreens being so popular on smartphones and tablets. The high cost isn’t justified by the feature and real-world performance – and you’d get far better value for money with non-touch digital picture frames.