Which is the best digital photo frame for Christmas for families?
The Pix-Star 10-inch digital photo frame for Christmas is arguably the best year-end gift at the moment. From its tempting price point to Pix-Star’s versatile feature set, there’s something in this frame for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a frame to add a little more character to your modern home, or you’re looking to buy a digital frame for grandparents, Pix-Star has the features & real-world performance.
You can send & receive photos, audio, and video files from anywhere in the world. You can remotely control & manage up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames from a single user account. Free-for-life cloud storage & automatic backups give you fantastic value for money. These frames are made for families without being too over-the-top for the individual user or too complicated for elderly users.
Unlike many other top digital photo frames for Christmas, Pix-Star’s frames don’t charge any extra hidden or recurring fees (as is the case with Skylight & Nixplay frames). The Pix-Star Snap mobile app & web dashboard are free to use and access. You can use the web dashboard to link photo albums from social media and photo-sharing sites directly to your frame’s internal storage.
When you consider the price point of Pix-Star’s 10-inch digital photo frames for Christmas and compare that with what it offers, the value for money is through the proverbial roof. They’re on discount right now and might be the perfect Christmas gift to help connect your family better – and make it a gift to remember!
What features should I look for in a digital photo frame for Christmas?
A digital photo frame for Christmas should be able to receive photos & other media quickly and easily – keeping the frame up to date and making sure you don’t miss an important memory or photo. A mobile app is a must-have as most of the photos we take are on our phones. You should be able to send these photos directly to your frame and have them automatically saved to its internal storage.
The ability to remotely control your digital photo frame is a great Christmas feature – especially once the holiday is over and everyone is back to their normal lives. You’ll still be able to remotely configure their frames to start slideshows, adjust the settings, manage storage, import new photos, update old web albums, update the firmware, and much more. It’s the perfect feature for families – though it’s only effectively done with premium frames like the Pix-Star (via your frame’s web dashboard).
Can a digital photo frame for Christmas play music & movies?
Very few digital photo frames for Christmas can play both music and video files. That being said, digital photo frames are designed to replace your TV or laptop – and as such, they can’t play long video files like movies. For example, Pix-Star’s digital frames can play 2-minute video clips – which is more than almost every other frame on the market. Other top frames like the Skylight or Nixplay even charge additional recurring fees to unlock or extend video playback support.
Pix-Star’s frames can play audio files, voice messages sent via the mobile app, and include videos (with or without sound) in slideshows. On top of this, you can connect to external speakers, earphones, or headphones to enhance the immersive viewing experience and improve the audio quality & volume. They can be connected via the frame’s USB port or 3.5mm audio input port.
How to send photos to the Pix-Star digital photo frame for Christmas?
Pix-Star’s digital photo frames for Christmas are very versatile when it comes to sending and receiving photos, videos, and audio files. The first and arguably most efficient method is via the Pix-Star Snap mobile app. Here you can send up to an impressive 250 photos to several receiving Pix-Star frames at the same time. Additionally, you can send videos and audio messages directly from your phone to your frame’s internal storage. Anyone in the family can use the Pix-Star Snap mobile app and there’s no need to create an account to get started.
An elderly-friendly and simple way to send photos to any Pix-Star frame is by email. This photo-mail function lets you send photos as attachments to an email address to your frame’s unique email address. It’s quick and the received photos can even be set to automatically show in the current slideshow as they are received.
Pix-Star’s web album feature lets you link photo albums from almost a dozen social media, photo-sharing, and online storage platforms directly to your Pix-Star frames. Supported platforms include Facebook, Instagram, Google Photos, Google Drive, Dropbox, Flickr, and more. Web albums are automatically saved to your Pix-Star’s internal storage and are available to view in slideshows even then the frame isn’t connected to Wi-Fi.
Finally, loading photos, videos, and audio files by USB/SD card is the most common and only offline method. Here you can use a USB/SD card of any size to load media to your Pix-Star frames. You can either copy the files to your frame’s local storage or view slideshows directly off the inserted USB/SD card via Pix-Star’s plug & play feature.
Where to set up a digital photo frame for Christmas?
We suggest avoiding wall-mounting your digital photo frame for Christmas. Imagine sitting around the frame with your family on Christmas morning, watching a prepared slideshow with all the special photos & memories, huddled around the table.
This becomes a little awkward if it’s mounted on the wall (and harder to pull off the surprise). Top Christmas frames like the Pix-Star come with several wall-mounting options, so once the novelty has worn off, you can always mount the frame in the living room or dining room and enjoy the experience at any time.
Make sure to connect the frame to Wi-Fi and register it (usually on the web interface or mobile app) to get it functional. With Pix-Star’s frames, you can link the frame to your social media & photo-sharing platform accounts and have it sync selected photo albums to the frame. These albums can even be set to update automatically whenever new photos are added. It’s a great way to get live updates on Christmas day and relive the memories for days and months to come.