Are digital photo frames that wall mounts worth the money in 2021?
Are digital photo frames wall mountable? It’s an important question to ask before making up your mind about what to buy. We’re so used to our ultra-portable smartphones, cameras, and laptops, that thinking about wall mounting a device almost feels outdated. While TVs are more commonly wall-mounted, digital photo frames are also great on the wall. You just have to choose where to put it carefully – and it depends on the features & size of the frame.
Not all digital photo frames can be wall-mounted. It’s a feature that’s usually limited to upper-mid to high-end digital photo frames. Digital photo frames that can be mounted usually support using a standard VESA mount. This is arguably the most versatile digital frame mounting solution and it’s built into the frame’s backside. Standard VESA mounts usually support mounting the frame in either landscape or portrait. You also need to check that your frame has the necessary software features to switch between orientations.
Many of the best digital frames that wall mount also comes with dedicated hanging holes. These are fantastic for when you don’t want to mount the frame in a fixed spot. Hanging holes let you quickly mount and unmount the frame without having to undo the mounting system – simply lift it off the hanging nails/hooks. Many of the top digital photo frames like the Pix-Star come with both support for using a standard VESA mount and in-built hanging holes (that double as slots for the attachable stand) so that you get the best of both worlds.
In the case that your digital photo frame cannot wall mount, you could always make a DIY stand. While this can be a little technically challenging, it’s a great way to create a custom and unique wall mount for frames that don’t support the feature. Just make sure that you don’t block the USB/SD card slots, power inlet, motion/light sensors, or any of the frame’s features that might be hampered.
We usually advise going for a more premium digital photo frame that wall mounts as you get access to top-of-the-line features like extensive Wi-Fi & cloud functionality, the ability to remotely control the frame from anywhere in the world, big & beautiful display, broad viewing angles, versatile slideshows, and much more. It’s worth saving up a little longer and getting a digital frame that wall mounts and caters to the needs of modern homes & families.
Is Pix-Star’s digital photo frames good when wall-mounted?
Pix-Star’s digital photo frames wall mount effortlessly thanks to its standard VESA mount support (mount purchased separately) and dedicated hanging holes. These hanging holes also double as the slots for connecting the Pix-Star frame’s attachable stand that lets you rest the frame securely on flat surfaces (it also does a great job at hiding the power inlet cable for a more minimalistic look). The standard VESA mount, hanging holes, and attachable stand all support both landscape and portrait orientations.
Pix-Star’s digital photo frames can be set to display in either portrait or landscape without much difficulty. Alternatively, you can rotate the image that’s on-screen by pressing the “Menu” button and rotating that specific image.
Pix-Star’s digital frames come with a mobile app and web interface that let you send photos, videos, and audio messages to the frame wirelessly. This can be done from anywhere in the world and the receiving frames can even be set to automatically display photos as they’re received. This is great for digital photo frames that wall mounts as you don’t need to even be in the same room to get photos onto the frame and start great slideshows.
Pix-Star’s remote-control feature is one of the most unique and well-suited features to wall-mounting digital photo frames. Via the web dashboard for your frame (or for a multi-frame control group with up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames), you can remotely adjust the frame’s settings, start slideshows, change slideshow sources, manage local & cloud storage, update their firmware, and much more. It’s an extremely versatile feature that’s perfect for digital photo frames on the wall. You can make sure your loved ones (grandparents included) never miss another important photo, memory, or moment – without them having to lift a finger.
How to mount digital photo frames on the wall?
You need to check which mounting system your digital photo frame comes equipped with. Standard VESA mounts and hanging holes are very easy to cater to and take only a couple of minutes. When you’re setting up the digital frames on the wall, make sure that they will be out of direct sunlight throughout the day. Also bear in mind that the sun shines at different angles at different times of the year. While your digital photo frames might be out of direct sunlight in March, that may not be the case in November. That being said, it’s not a big deal if the frame is in sunlight for a couple of minutes.
Can digital photo frames display wall art?
You can display photos, videos, and audio on-wall-mounted digital photo frames like the Pix-Star. You only have to ensure that the loaded photos are in a supported file format. For a more immersive viewing experience, try to get the aspect ratio of the loaded pictures to match the frame’s native aspect ratio. Digital photo frames like the Pix-Star use 4:3 aspect ratios that perfectly match most of the photos we take on our smartphones – so you’ll have your work cut out for you.
Are digital photo frames that wall mount touchscreen?
Most digital frames that wall mount doesn’t use touchscreens – and for good reason. Touchscreens are more expensive, and less durable, and usually result in sacrifices needing to be made in terms of features, functions, and/or performance. Features like Pix-Star’s remote control functionality and handheld controller mean that touchscreens are rather unnecessary. For all the extra money you pay, you don’t get much of a tangible benefit other than the frame feeling modern. Get better value for money and avoid buying digital photo frames for wall mounting that use touchscreens.