What is the best digital photo frame for Christmas for my family?
The Pix-Str is arguably the best digital photo frame for Christmas for families. Pix-Star’s frames are immersive, easy to use, and full of features that cater to the needs of the modern home & family – all while still being well-suited to elderly users thanks to features like web albums and remote-control functionality.
With free-for-life cloud storage, video & audio support, tons of secondary features (web music, radio, weather, games, etc.), intuitive interfaces, and access to both a mobile app & web interface, Pix-Star’s frames are one of the best value-for-money options out there. You can buy several frames with Pix-Star’s bulk deals and link them together with the multi-frame control group feature (control & manage up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames from anywhere in the world from a single user account).
When all of this is combined with Pix-Star’s immersive 10-inch or 15-inch digital photo display, 4:3 aspect ratio, a host of customizable slideshow settings, and one of the most versatile viewing experiences on the market, you get a very complete frame for the family.
Sharing photos, videos, and audio files take just a few moments. You can effortlessly get elderly users involved. Connecting and reminiscing over old memories is easier than ever with a capable digital frame like the Pix-Star.
How to find the best digital photo frame for a Christmas gift?
Finding the best digital photo frame for Christmas is all about tailoring its prime features to what your family needs. Are you looking for a digital photo frame as a Christmas gift for a loved one that’s into art & photography? If so, then you’ll want a digital frame with a 4:3 aspect ratio, web album support, manually adjustable color & brightness settings, at least a 10-inch display, and both Wi-Fi & cloud capabilities.
If you’re looking for a digital photo frame for families or elderly users, features like a supported mobile app, free-for-life cloud storage, web album support, the ability to control & manage frames remotely, and being able to connect all the frames into multi-frame control groups are must-have features.
Can the best digital photo frames for Christmas play videos and audio?
Video & audio playback support is a feature that’s most commonly found among high-end digital frames. Most digital photo frames for Christmas that can play videos place limits on the size or length of the videos. For example, Dragon Touch frames only let you play 30-second videos (or clips with a max size of 100MB); whereas Pix-Star’s frames let you play 2-minute video clips, they can connect to external speakers, and video & audio files can be included or played over slideshows.
It’s worth noting that some top digital photo frames like the Skylight frames or Nixplay frame charge optional annual subscription fees to unlock or increase the limits on video playback. Other top frames like the Aura frame cannot play videos or audio files on the frame as they are designed to be solely for photo playback.
How to send photos to the best digital photo frame for Christmas?
The most intuitive and efficient way to share photos with your loved ones is via a mobile app. Only a handful of the best digital photo frames for Christmas have supported mobile app – though some of them charge extra subscription fees to gain access to the app.
The Pix-Star Snap mobile app is arguably the best example of an effective mobile app as you can send up to 250 photos to multiple Pix-Star frames in one go. Additionally, you can send videos & audio messages. Anyone in the family can use the Pix-Star Snap mobile app and there’s no need to create an account (it’s also free to use).
Photo-mail is another commonly offered method for sending photos to your digital photo frames. You simply need to attach the photos to an email addressed to your frame’s unique email address. Note that you should always add the photo as attachments (don’t drag and drop them into the text body). Photo-mail is quick, user-friendly, and elderly-friendly.
Web albums are another great – albeit rare – way to send photos to your frame. It’s probably the most versatile and capable method but is only found on a couple of top digital photo frames for Christmas like the Pix-Star. Here you can link & sync entire photo albums from almost a dozen social media sites and photo-sharing platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive & Photos, Dropbox, Flickr, and more.
With Pix-Star’s frames, web albums can be set to automatically stay up to date – meaning that any photos that are subsequently added to a linked album will be synced to all connected Pix-Star frames. This automation is essential for families and offers a fantastic way to share photos without the recipient needing to lift a finger!
Should I buy a digital photo frame for Christmas for my grandparents?
A digital photo frame is one of the best Christmas gifts for grandparents – especially with top frames like the Pix-Star that specifically cater to elderly users and families. If you’re on the fence about what to get your grandparents for Christmas, you should seriously consider a digital photo frame.
Top digital frames like the Pix-Star can be remotely controlled from anywhere in the world. In Pix-Star’s case, this is done through the web dashboard and you can control the frame’s settings, start & manage slideshows, manage storage, create folders, and much more. This means that you can send photos to your grandparents’ frames, start a slideshow with the new photos, and even keep the frame up to date from anywhere in the world.
Digital frames with web album support are also well-suited to elderly users. Frames like the Pix-Star offer comprehensive web album support. Web albums are photo albums imported from social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms (or even directly from your computer). These photo albums are saved to the frame’s internal storage and can even be set to automatically update when new photos are added to a linked album.
Web albums make sharing photos with all the frames in the family far more effortless. You can easily control who sees what and remove much of the stress and frustrations with sharing photos with everyone in the family.