Why is the Pix-Star digital frame worth the money?
Pix-Star’s digital frames are some of the best on the market at their price point. They offer a 10” and a larger 15” frame. Pix-Star is known and renowned for its ease of use and rich feature set. They’re especially great for grandparents and anybody who doesn’t take well to learning how to use new devices and tech.
Perhaps Pix-Star’s best digital frame feature is how easy it is to use. This is a surprising feat given how packed the frame is with functions and features. Many competing frames struggle to match even half of Pix-Star’s features while keeping it simple and quick to use. Pix-Star’s menus are shallow and are never far from the home screen. This is especially helpful to elderly users who struggle to navigate complex menus and don’t know how to back their way out.
Despite offering you extensive control over the frame’s settings, Pix-Star’s settings are easy to change and get used to. You can change settings like color hue, brightness, and more without hunting through multileveled menus.
Pix-Star is quite relatively unique in that its digital frames come with free-for-life cloud storage. Unfortunately, this feature isn’t commonly offered on many competing frames and is locked behind a paywall with recurring fees.
One of the Pix-Star digital frame’s most unique features is its remote control functionality. You can take control of any Pix-Star frame in your network from anywhere in the world via the web interface. All you need is for the frame to be online and have access to a computer with Wi-Fi. You can change any setting or perform almost any function you’d be able to do in-person. This includes performing firmware updates and managing the frame’s content.
One of the most useful features of the Pix-Star digital frame is the ability to link web albums from social media networks like Instagram and Facebook. You can also link to popular photo-sharing platforms like Google Photos, and even to a handful of online cloud storage platforms like Dropbox. This gives Pix-Star near-untouched versatility and functionality. It’s easy to link any network or platform via the web interface – all in just a few clicks. These web albums are saved to the Pix-Star’s digital frame’s internal storage. It can be played back even when you’re not connected to Wi-Fi. Web albums are automatically updated when new pictures are added to them.
Pix-Star’s digital frames give you control of the order, speed, and aesthetics of slideshows. You can set the frame to only show you photos sent to the frame in the last “x” number of days/weeks. If you still want to see older photos, slideshows can be randomly mixed or balanced. You can even set the frame to show new pictures more frequently. Received photos can be set to request manual review before accepting them. This is a great feature of safety and privacy-minded users. There are plenty of transition types and lengths to choose from, meaning you have a high level of control over how media is displayed on your Pix-Star digital frame.
With features ranging from listening to the radio and checking the weather, to setting reminders and watching quick 2-minute video clips from the family (with sound); Pix-Star’s digital frame is one of the best value-for-money deals on the market. Its usability and functionality are hard to beat at this price, and quality control is better than most competing units. It’s well worth the initial investment and doesn’t have any hidden or recurring costs.
Can I watch videos on a Pix-Star digital frame?
Pix-Star’s digital frames are better than most other frames at this price when it comes to video playback. You can send and play video clips on the frame – as long as they are shorter than 2-minutes in total length. This might not seem like much, but it’s more than you’d get from most competitors’ frames.
For example, the Skylight frame allows video playback, but you have to subscribe to Skylight plus with an annual fee. Even then, video clips are still limited to a maximum of 1-minute when sent by the app, and 25MB when sent by email.
Video playback is usually very limited on most digital frames. Pix-Star’s digital frames are more lenient and capable when it comes to sending and playing videos on the frame.
Is the Pix-Star digital frame a good gift idea?
Pix-Star’s digital frames are great gift ideas, especially for large families that are spread out or live internationally. Pix-Star’s remote control feature is one of the best on the market and one of the main reasons why they’re perfect as gifts.
All the recipient needs to do is turn on the frame and connect it to Wi-Fi. You can then register the frame through the web interface and immediately take remote control of the frame. You can easily send and receive photos and link web albums remotely; even start slideshows and customized their playback.
This makes Pix-Star’s digital frame a great gift for your grandparents or a busy family member that wants to be more in touch with what’s going on with the rest of the family. You could even load a USB or SD card with photos and plug it into the frame to display photos right away.
You’ll find the display to be sharp and crisp, with customizable color settings so you can set the frame to display just how you like it. Pix-Star’s digital frame has a bright screen with broad viewing angles that are great for large and well-lit rooms.
Does the Pix-Star digital frame have customizable slideshows?
Pix-Star’s digital frames have plenty of customization for the display order of your photos/videos, and the transitions between them. You can adjust how quickly each picture displays before the next one starts.
You can set the frame to only display photos that have been received in the past “x” number of days/weeks. If you still want to see older photos you can mix them, or display newer photos more frequently.
Photos can be displayed by album or a combination of albums. There’s also an option to display all the photos on the frame (still according to the above settings).
Does the Pix-Star digital frame have monthly fees?
Pix-Star digital frames come with no additional monthly or annual recurring fees. Unlike many of its competitors, Pix-Star doesn’t charge extra to unlock additional features or for access to (extra) cloud storage.
Cloud storage is free-for-life and the frame comes with all features and functions unlocked. Nothing is hidden behind a paywall. All you have to pay for is the up-front price of the frame and any additional accessories (USB/SD card).