Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital photo frame is one of the best on the market at the moment. It has a large and bright screen with a 1024×768 screen. Photos appear sharp and color accurate, made even better through customizable hue and color temperature settings. This lets you get the perfect picture for your room and for the photos you prefer viewing. This level of control isn’t common when compared to what you’d get with many of Pix-Star’s competing frames.
With 350cd/m2 brightness, the large 15-inch digital photo frame is well-suited to brightly lit and spacious rooms. The broad viewing angle means you can see the picture easily from across the room and don’t need to be standing right in front of the frame to see the picture.
Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital photo frame is multimedia compatible. Its front-facing speakers are surprisingly good quality and vastly improve the viewing experience when watching videos or listening to voice notes. You can even connect the frame to external speakers for better quality audio, or an external USB keyboard for improved usability.
Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital photo frames have a 4:3 aspect ratio. This is perfect for viewing photos taken on cameras and most smartphones. It also gives them the ability to display portraits without having to crop them or zoom in much.
Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital picture frame has arguably the most diverse and rich features on the market. From controlling the frame remotely, to having a high level of control over slideshows and how content is displayed on the frame – it’s easy to see why many competing frames struggle to keep up. You can play puzzle games, view the weather, set reminders, watch videos, listen to the radio, view web albums directly from social media accounts, and more.
Perhaps their most surprising feat is how the Pix-Star is still one of the most usable 15-inch digital photo frames available – despite being packed full of features. The user interface is simple and quick to navigate with the remote control or onboard controls. Menus are shallow and the home screen is always just a click or two away. You have fine control over the frame’s settings including brightness, colors, the order in which photos are displayed, and much more.
Pix-Star 15-inch digital photo frame is different from many of its competitors in that it doesn’t have any monthly or annual recurring fees. Competing frames like the Skylight and Nixplay both have recurring fees if you want full access to all their features or cloud storage. This is quite impressive on Pix-Star’s part, especially considering how well they’ve balanced functionality with usability and versatility.
In summary, the Pix-Star 15-inch digital photo frame is one of the best to beat at this price point. You’ll struggle to find another frame with the same features, price, size, and versatility and Pix-Star’s frame.
Larger 15-inch digital photo frames are generally brighter than smaller 8” and 10” frames. For example, Pix-Star’s 15” digital photo frame has a 350cd/m2 brightness; whereas their smaller 10” frame has a 300cd/m2. The higher brightness settings help photos pop and appear more vibrant.
Another great advantage of 15-inch digital photo frames is their broader viewing angle. Many smaller digital photo frames have relatively narrow viewing angles where you need to stand almost directly in front of the frame to view its content. Larger screens are also easier to view from further away. This makes them a solid choice for large rooms and spaces like combined dining/living rooms.
15” digital photo frames are more versatile when it comes to their placement and the type of content they can show. They can fill large empty spaces like plain walls or mantelpieces better than smaller frames. In terms of the type of content they show, you can use larger frames to display professional pictures and artwork. The larger 15” digital photo frames naturally draw attention and are better for displaying alluring work.
Pix-Star is known for how easy they make sending media to your frame. The most popular and quickest way is via the mobile app. You can send photos, videos, and audio directly to your Pix-Star 15-inch digital photo frame. The Pix-Star Snap mobile app lets you record videos/audio and takes photos natively in the app. You can alternatively select media from your smartphone’s gallery. You can send this media directly to your Pix-Star 15-inch digital photo frame – and even to multiple frames at the same time.
Email is another common way to send media to your phone quickly. This is especially true for photos. Email is great if you don’t have your phone nearby but still want to send pictures to your Pix-Star 15-inch digital photo frame quickly.
Perhaps Pix-Star’s most unique sending feature is web albums. You can link your frame directly to several social media account and photo-sharing platforms. This needs to be done through the web interface. You can choose which albums in each of the social media you’d like to sync to the frame. Pix-Star even lets you connect to multiple accounts on the same social network, making sure you’re up-to-date on what’s going on in your family. Every time new photos are added to an already synced album, they’ll be automatically downloaded and displayed on the frame. Web albums are saved to the frame’s internal storage and can be viewed without Wi-Fi.
Other methods for sending media to your Pix-Star 15-inch digital photo frame include connecting a USB/SD card to the frame. You can copy the content across to local storage or view them directly off the USB/SD card.
Pix-Star’s larger 15-inch digital photo frame is great for showcasing artwork thanks to the bright and color-adjustable display. Pix-Star’s frames can be set to display in both landscape and portrait orientation. This means you can send through artwork in either orientation (though they’re better when grouped).
You can easily adjust the frame’s hue and brightness to suit the room the frame is displaying in – and to match the type and feel of the artwork you’re showcasing.
Many 15-inch digital photo frames are well-suited to wall placement. You’ll need to check whether or not your frame is capable of this and comes with the relevant mounts on its back.
Pix-Star’s 15-inch digital photo frame comes with both a standard-VESA setup for mounting and a couple of hook-type holes on the back. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for many of the top frames. For example, the Aura frame doesn’t have any mounts. There aren’t any stands either, meaning the frame can only be free-rested on a counter or table.
Bear in mind that mounting a 15-inch digital photo frame on the wall might block the USB/SD card ports. You need to make sure your mount gives you access to these ports, along with any onboard controls, and the power inlet.