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Are Digital Picture Frames at Bed Bath and Beyond Any Good?


Should I buy digital picture frames at Bed Bath and Beyond?

The selection of digital picture frames at Bed Bath and Beyond is very limited – especially when compared to what you get on platforms like Amazon and Walmart. You can choose from around 5-8 different digital picture frames depending on their availability.

In the expensive range, the Lenovo Smart frame is the only premium-grade digital picture frame at Bed Bath and Beyond. It’s a very expensive digital picture frame with a large 21.5-inch display. These frames cost more than double what most premium digital picture frames cost – which is mainly due to the large display and touch panel. Touch screen digital picture frames with displays larger than 8 to 10-inches tend to be expensive.

For the mid-range, you can choose between a Brookstone, SimplySmart, and a couple of Aluratek digital picture frames. These mid-range frames struggle to find their place on today’s market as their prices aren’t far off what you’d pay for premium digital picture frames like the Pix-Star, though they offer quite a bit less in terms of features & functionality. This isn’t to say they are terrible frames, they’re just in a dying segment of the market. With a bit more in the way of features & versatility, these frames could cater to modern homes & families – though they fall just shy in most cases.

There aren’t any digital picture frames at Bed Bath and Beyond in the budget range. This is unfortunate as making the comparison with more expensive frames helps you to better understand what your money can get you. This rift between cheap and premium digital photo frames is massive – far more than we’re used to seeing with smartphones and tablets.

Now that we know what digital picture frames are available at Bed Bath and Beyond, let’s look at whether they’re worth it or not. We seldom recommend getting a digital picture frame outside of the premium range as they tend to feel very outdated and inefficient. This is especially true for families and those with elderly users. You want a digital picture frame that helps you connect & share important moments & memories with your loved ones.

Only premium digital picture frames (generally speaking) have the features and functions to cater to these needs. The only premium digital picture frame available at Bed Bath and Beyond is the Lenovo Smart frame. It’s one of the most expensive digital picture frames ever and uses an awkward aspect ratio. It’s also missing key features like remote control functionality, multi-frame control, and extensive web album support.

In summary, if you’re on the market for a solid and robust digital picture frame that can handle the needs of a modern home or family, Bed Bath and Beyond aren’t where you should be shopping. Unless you’re happy to make quite a few key sacrifices to get a mid-range digital picture frame, there isn’t much left for you at Bed Bath and Beyond.

Are Pix-Star’s digital picture frames sold at Bed Bath and Beyond?

Pix-Star digital picture frames are not sold at Bed Bath and Beyond. These premium frames were the first to introduce the idea of a digital frame with a dedicated email address. This lets you send photos to multiple frames at the same time from anywhere in the world. Today, Pix-Star’s digital picture frames are one of the most versatile frames on the market.

Features like free-for-life cloud storage, the ability to sync photo albums from social media & photo-sharing platforms, and video & audio support all make the Pix-Star unique. The Pix-Star Snap mobile app lets you send photos, videos, and audio messages to your frame from anywhere. There’s no need to create an account, anyone in the family can use the app, and the interface is exceptionally easy to use.

Pix-Star’s web dashboard further adds to the unique appeal of these digital picture frames. You can create and control up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames from a single user account. This multi-frame control group feature is perfect for families as you can remotely adjust the frames’ settings, start & manage slideshows, manage both cloud & local storage, and even update the frames’ firmware.

Pix-Star’s web dashboard is also where you can import photo albums from sources such as social media & photo-sharing sites, online storage platforms, and even directly from your computer (wirelessly). Much of this sharing process can be automated making it easier than ever to connect & share special moments with your loved ones – without excluding grandparents.

Should I shop for digital picture frames at Bed Bath and Beyond or Amazon?

We advise you to shop for a digital picture frame at Amazon as they have a far more comprehensive product catalog than Bed Bath and Beyond. You can choose from a massive collection of digital picture frames at all budget range – but most importantly in the premium range.

While Bed Bath and Beyond only let you buy the Lenovo Smart frame, Amazon lets you choose from almost all of the top brands. This means you’re more likely to get a digital picture frame that caters to your needs. Not only does the broader selection help, but you can also mix in the information gained from the hundreds and potentially thousands of reviews and Q&As – along with in-depth product information.

Can Bed Bath and Beyond digital picture frames play videos and audio?

Bed Bath and Beyond sell around 6-8 different digital picture frames. Bed Bath and Beyond isn’t a brand of digital picture frames in itself. You have to consider what each of the frames can do. It’s worth noting that video and audio support & playback is a feature that’s most commonly found among the best digital picture frames. It’s not a feature that’s common to the mid-range or entry-level of the market. Bed Bath and Beyond only sell one premium digital picture frame (and it’s not designed to play videos).

Can I return digital picture frames to Bed Bath and Beyond?

Make sure to check the individual return or refund policy of a digital picture frame when buying them from Bed Bath and Beyond. There are almost always return policies in place. Make sure you keep the original packaging, accessories, and receipts in case you need to get a replacement, return, or refund.

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