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Best Digital Frame Christmas Gift to Hunt for This Holiday!


What is the best digital frame Christmas gift for grandparents?

Pix-Star’s frame is arguably the best digital frame Christmas gift on the market at the moment. You get huge value-for-money features like free-for-life cloud storage, access to both the mobile app & web dashboard, 8GB of internal storage, web album support, and video & audio playback support.

With Pix-Star’s frames, you can send & receive photos, videos, and audio messages from anywhere in the world. Photos can be emailed, sent via the web dashboard or web interface, or by USB/SD card. It’s a great frame for effortlessly connecting the family and making photo-sharing much less frustrating. Pix-Star’s 10-inch digital photo frame is one of the most popular frames on the market, with their larger 15-inch large digital frames for Christmas being one of the best value-for-money choices available for the coming holiday period!

How to set up the best digital frame Christmas gift?

If you’re buying a digital frame as a Christmas gift, you want the unwrapping experience to be as complete as possible. This means that you need to set the frame up, register it, and load some photos and videos to the internal storage. You can even set up slideshows in advance so that when they turn the frame on, slideshow settings are optimized for the occasion.

With the best digital frames for Christmas gifts like the Pix-Star, this setup process is quick and simple. You can register the frame quickly on the Pix-Star website – all you need is the serial number (found in the “About” section on the settings page.

You can then add the frame’s unique email address to the Pix-Star Snap mobile app and start sending a photo, videos, and audio messages right away. These photos can be set to show up automatically in slideshows and they’re all saved to the frame’s internal storage (and automatically backed up to the cloud).

Slideshow settings can be adjusted remotely (playback order & frequency, which sources to play from, etc.). Many of the frame’s settings can be adjusted remotely via the web interface too – which is also where you can link web albums.

Web albums let you automatically sync photo albums from platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos, Dropbox, Flickr, and many more. These web albums can be set up in advance and set to automatically sync newly added photos from any linked account. Pix-Star arguably offers the most robust and versatile web album features, along with great slideshows, intuitive interfaces, and family & elderly-user-focused features.

What to look for in the best digital frame Christmas gift for big families?

The best digital frame Christmas gifts for families need to offer extensive Wi-Fi & cloud connectivity. You should be able to send & receive photos, videos, and audio messages from anywhere in the world. This is often done through an intuitive mobile app or web interface, though some frames offer photo-email and web album support (importing photos from social media and photo-sharing sites directly to your frame’s internal storage).

Another key feature to look for in a digital frame as a Christmas gift for families is remote-control capabilities. This feature lets you use a mobile app or web interface to remotely configure your frame’s settings, start & manage slideshows, manage local & cloud storage, link new web albums and photos, and even update the frame’s firmware. This isn’t a very commonly offered feature, though it’s extremely useful for families – especially those that have elderly users that want to get involved.

Other features like display size (aim for at least 10-inches), aspect ratio (4:3 is the best), and secondary features like weather, web music & radio, etc., are important. The aspect ratio is particularly worth paying attention to as it will help you avoid all of your photos being boxed in by black pillar bars. Since most of our phones take photos in 4:3, getting a 4:3 digital photo frame is going to be a far better choice than 16:9 and 16:10 displays.

Can the best digital frame Christmas gifts play music and videos?

Video and audio playback is a digital frame feature that’s usually only found with high-end frames like the Pix-Star. These frames can play short video clips and audio messages/songs/radio through inbuilt speakers, over slideshows, etc. The extent of video & audio support varies greatly between brands and models.

For example, Pix-Star’s digital frames can play video and audio messages directly on the frame. You’re limited to 2-minute video clips (which is more than almost all other digital frames offer). Videos and audio messages can be sent to your Pix-Star frames via the mobile app. Alternatively, you can send videos & audio files to the frame via USB/SD card.

Other top-end frames like the Skylight and Nixplay require a premium annual subscription plan to unlock or extend video & audio playback support. Without this subscription, you’ll only be able to play 15-second video clips, or not be able to play them at all.

Pix-Star’s digital photo frames are unique in that videos can be played within slideshows. You can set the frame to play muted – or with its accompanying audio. Songs, web music, and radio stations can also be played over slideshows. Pix-Star’s frames can connect to external speakers, headphones, or earphones via the frame’s USB port or 3.5mm audio input.

Can the best digital frame Christmas gift work without Wi-Fi?

Many of the best digital frames for Christmas gifts offer decent offline functionality. It’s an important feature if you don’t have 24/7 access to a reliable Wi-Fi network. If you’re looking for a digital frame for grandparents, getting one with offline capabilities is a must.

Top digital frames for Christmas like the Pix-Star offer great offline features. You can start slideshows, choose which files & folders to include, manage local storage, create new playlists, change slideshow settings, and manage most of the frame’s settings.

Like all other digital frames, you still need to connect to Wi-Fi to receive new photos, sync or update web albums, save photos to the cloud, manage cloud storage, remotely control your Pix-Star frames, and so on. With Pix-Star’s frames, as long as the photos, videos, or audio files are saved to the frame’s 8GB internal storage, they’ll be available offline for view, move, and edit.

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