Is the Wi-Fi frame worth buying for my home?
The Wi-Fi frame is an excellent addition to the modern home. It lets you share and experience your favorite memories, along with your loved ones. These Wi-Fi frames are particularly great for grandparents. They’re easy to set up and use. Some of the top Wi-Fi frames like the Pix-Star can send & receive photos from anywhere in the world. You can play versatile slideshows for your grandparents to view, play videos and audio messages, and much more.
The Wi-Fi digital frame lets you connect with all your loved ones – without excluding the less tech-savvy ones. They often pair with mobile apps and web interfaces. The best Wi-Fi frames can import photos from social media and photo-sharing sites. You can even load photos to your frames by email and USB/SD card.
Wi-Fi digital frames are excellent for high-traffic rooms like the living room and dining room. They’re also great for more personal spaces like the master bedroom or a guest room. These frames can mount on the wall in either orientation. Control them with a handheld remote controller, remotely via a supported web interface, or directly on the frame.
Immersive slideshows let you reminisce over your most treasured memories. Breathe new life into your home with modern and aesthetic Wi-Fi frames. Include videos in slideshows, connect to external speakers for a more immersive viewing experience, and much more. While not all Wi-Fi digital frames offer these features, a well-chosen frame can change the way you share and connect with the people you care about most – but more on that down below!
What is the best Wi-Fi frame at the moment?
The Pix-Star Wi-Fi frame is arguably the best digital frame on today’s market. They’re easy to set up, simple to use, and offer a robust feature set. Pix-Star came up with the idea of giving a digital frame a unique and dedicated email address. This lets them receive photos from anywhere in the world – in just a few moments.
Today, Pix-Star’s frames are versatile and capable. They come with a mobile app (Pix-Star Snap), web interface, photo-mail, web albums (imported photo albums from social media), and remote control functionality. Pix-Star’s frames are great for families and modern homes thanks to free-for-life cloud storage and extensive Wi-Fi & cloud functionality.
Every Pix-Star frame comes with 8GB of internal storage and an unlimited USB/SD card (no maximum supported capacity). This gives you unlimited storage space for your photos, videos, and audio messages. When combined with automatic cloud backups and Pix-Star’s plug & play feature, you’re not likely to run out of space. You can play slideshows directly from a connected USB/SD card with just two or three button presses.
Control and manage up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world via the web interface. These multi-frame control groups are easy to set up. Adjust almost all of the frame’s settings, start slideshows, manage local & cloud storage, update firmware, and much more – no matter where you are. This is an ideal feature for families and elderly users. Make sure they get all of the latest photos, videos, and audio messages without all the added frustrations.
Pix-Star’s Wi-Fi frames don’t charge monthly fees, they’re arguably the most versatile premium frames, and they’re easy to use. Considering they’re more affordable than most other premium frames, you get excellent value for money.
Pix-Star’s frames use a 4:3 aspect ratio and don’t suffer from many of the quality of use issues that other top frames like Aura, Nixplay, Skylight, and Dragon Touch frames are known to suffer from. Pix-Star’s frames are available as either a 10-inch Wi-Fi frame or a larger 15-inch Wi-Fi frame – from both Amazon and their dedicated shop (hurry, they’re on discount!).
How long do Wi-Fi frames last?
In terms of durability, the best Wi-Fi frames can last for several years. A well-chosen digital frame in the premium range offers great build quality, ease of use, a good display, and a robust feature set. Top Wi-Fi frames like the Pix-Star are well-built and will last for years when treated well.
Make sure to keep the digital frame out of direct sunlight and away from hot & humid spots. This includes bathrooms and small/closed kitchens. If you rest the frame on a flat surface, make sure the power cable is out of the way. Ensure that your kids or pets won’t accidentally knock the frame over when walking past.
In terms of battery life, battery-powered digital frames aren’t the greatest. While very few premium frames run on battery, the ones that do offer between 2 to 5-hours of screen-on time. You’ll find that you have to keep the frames near their charger most of the time – more or less negating their only benefit of enhanced mobility.
We rarely recommend buying a battery-operated Wi-Fi frame. They don’t have the durability, features, or functionality to compete with non-battery-powered digital Wi-Fi frames like the Pix-Star.
How to send photos to a Wi-Fi frame?
With the best Wi-Fi frames, there are many different ways to load photos. The most efficient (though only limited to premium frames) is via mobile app. Send photos, videos, and audio messages directly from your phone to any/all of your Wi-Fi frames from anywhere. You can often send to several frames at the same time.
Mobile apps are convenient, familiar, and make photo-sharing accessible for everyone in the family. You’re less likely to miss an important moment as we almost always have our smartphones with us.
Another great method is importing photos from social media. Pix-Star’s frames let you import photo albums from a dozen external sources including Facebook, Instagram, Flickr, Google Drive & Photos, Dropbox, your computer, and many more.
Remotely start slideshows from linked web albums via the web interface – no matter where you are in the world. Pix-Star’s frames are arguably the best frames for web albums, letting you view synced albums offline, and setting them to stay automatically up to date whenever new photos are added.
Can Wi-Fi frames play videos?
Only a handful of the best Wi-Fi frames can play videos. Pix-Star’s Wi-Fi frames are probably the most versatile frames for video playback. Play video clips with a maximum length of 2-minutes. This might not seem like much, but it’s more than almost any other frame on the market. Share video clips to any of your Pix-Star frames via the mobile app or directly via USB/SD card.
Pix-Star’s frames can include videos in slideshows. These included clips can be set to play muted or with their accompanying audio. Pix-Star’s frames can also connect to external speakers and headphones for a more immersive viewing experience. It’s worth noting that most cheap and mid-range Wi-Fi frames cannot play videos or audio. Some premium frames like the Skylight or Nixplay frames require monthly subscriptions to unlock video and audio support.