Is a white digital picture frame worth buying?
While you probably won’t come across a white digital picture frame very often, it might seem like a tempting choice – especially since many of them are budget digital frames. There are several reasons why white digital frames are not very popular at the moment, including being hard to clean, distracting, and more.
The main reason that white digital picture frames are not common is that they are hard to keep clean. The frame’s material is usually either a glossy or a matte finish. Glossy finishes are easier to clean but show dirt very easily. Glossy frames scratch very easily and this will show early on with white digital frames.
Matte-finish displays are much harder to clean – especially when they are white. The dirt and oil from your fingers build up quickly and can lead to discoloration and buildup that’s tough to remove. Matte finishes are more immune to scratching and less reflective, thus less distracting – though white digital frames are brighter and draw attention away from the display.
If you are going to buy a digital picture frame, we usually recommend getting a neutral or darker color like black or dark grey. Make sure the frame uses a matte finish to avoid issues with scratching and fingerprints. The darker matte-finish material doesn’t show dirt buildup easily and doesn’t draw attention away from the display.
It’s for these reasons that most popular brands like the Pix-Star don’t sell white digital picture frames. They sell darker, matte-finish digital frames that tend to last longer and enhance the viewing experience – particularly if you are going to mount the digital frame on the wall!
What is the best size for a white digital picture frame?
Most white digital picture frames are 10-inches and smaller, with 7-inch and 8-inch frames being the most popular. Using white on a larger digital picture frame such as a 10-inch to 15-inch frame is often too distracting. Attention is pulled away from the frame’s display due to the bright, and often dirty white frame.
Most brands that sell digital frames with 10-inch and large displays almost always use neutral or dark colors and a matte-finish material. This makes the screen appear more immersive and avoids unnecessary distractions. Most viewers will look at the photos far more than they look at the frame’s color or finish.
Does Pix-Star sell a white digital picture frame?
Pix-Star does not sell a white digital picture frame. Instead, they sell a dark matte finish digital frame with either 10-inch or 15-inch displays and a 4:3 aspect ratio. The darker color of Pix-Star’s digital picture frame pulls attention to the display. With adjustable brightness and color setting, you can set Pix-Star’s frame to your liking.
White digital frames are not popular among the top digital picture frame brands. The white frame gets dirty easily, show scratches early on, and isn’t the best in terms of durability. These issues are often made worse on glossy white digital frames, which are unfortunately more common than matte white digital picture frames.
What is the best color for a digital picture frame?
The best color for a digital picture frame varies depending on the space where the frame rests or is mounted. That being said, we generally recommend dark or neutral colors such as black, dark grey, and dark brown. These colors match most colors without being distracting, while simultaneously maximizing durability and keeping maintenance effortless.
White digital picture frames get dirty easily through normal use, especially touchscreen digital frames. This dirt is hard to clean, particularly on a white matte finish digital frame. Oil buildup from your fingers leads to discoloration over time and uneven white color. Glossy white digital picture frames tend to scratch more easily and show these scratches after a couple of weeks or months.
We recommend getting a black, grey, or brown digital picture frame to get the best immersion and durability. This is why popular digital picture frame brands like Pix-Star only sell dark and neutral color digital picture frames with matte finishes.
Are white digital picture frames easy to clean?
White digital picture frames are not easy to clean, especially matte white frames. The dirt and oil from your fingers build up on the frame and often lead to discoloration and buildup that’s tough to remove without damaging the frame’s finish.
Glossy white digital picture frames are a little easier to clean, but you have to be careful. Through normal use and cleaning, scratches quickly build up and show easily. This detracts from the display’s viewing experience and reduces the longevity of the frame.
Can I mount a white digital picture frame on the wall?
Wall-mounting white digital picture frames are not as common as wall-mounting frames with darker and neutral colors. Since most white digital picture frames are found in the cheap, budget end of the market, they rarely include wall-mounting features such as support for using a standard VESA mount or with dedicated hanging holes.
For example, Pix-Star’s digital picture frames are black and have a matte finish display. These digital frames can mount on the wall as they support using a standard VESA mount and include several dedicated hanging holes. You can mount the frame in either landscape or portrait, both when using the standard VESA mount, and the frame’s dedicated hanging holes.
How long does a white digital picture frame last?
How long a white digital picture frame lasts depends on how you care for the frame. You have to clean white digital frames very frequently and very gently – especially if they have a glossy white finish. Even with good care and maintenance, you’ll likely find that scratches build up easily and show early on, an issue that’s even worse with touchscreen digital frames.
You can expect a white digital frame to start showing some discoloration after at least 3 to 4 months of regular use. This period can vary greatly and shouldn’t be taken as a universal truth. Factors such as build quality, frame material, use frequency, maintenance routine, the frame’s location, and more, all play a role in a white digital frame’s long-term durability.