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While nothing beats the classic allure of standard picture frames and printed photos, let’s face it: we’re in the age of smart devices. Everyday items from mugs to notebooks have received this hi-tech upgrade and one of the most popular is smart digital picture frames.
Shop: Nixplay Smart Digital Picture Frame, 10.1-Inch, $179
All you need to use this top-rated smart picture frame is a smartphone and an outlet. Photos can be sent to the Nixplay frame directly from your phone or via email.
With this method, you’re not only saving the planet (no paper!), but you will also be conserving space in your home as more than one photo can be loaded onto the device at a time.
The Nixplay frame doesn’t only display photos. Videos up to 15 seconds can also be played on the device with audio being played from its concealed speaker.
This smart digital photo frame is also perfect for families. If you decide to gift this to a friend or loved one, you can send photo playlists directly to their frame — no cables or confusing instructions required.
All of these features and more can be controlled from the Nixplay app for iOS and Android. With one click, you can connect your Google Photos, Dropbox, Facebook, Instagram and other supported apps and websites to the device.
With an overall customer rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars and over 12,000 raving reviews, this No. 1 best seller is a must-have for the new year. While there are countless other smart frames on the market, shoppers say this is the one to get.
“Finally, one that works the way I expect,” one five-star reviewer wrote. “It cycles through every picture in each playlist before it starts over.”
The same shopper pointed out that they also appreciate that they “don’t even need to load them onto a flash drive or anything. I just make a playlist and send it to the frame with Wi-Fi.”
Among the few reviews that pointed out any specific cons, the one that stuck out most is that the app “can be quirky.” One reviewer who noted this concern added, though, that iPhone users can bypass the app completely and upload photos “directly from your Photo app.”
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