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The 6 Best Digital Picture Frames




Dragon Touch Digital Picture Frame, Google Nest Hub, and Meural Canvas II in a collage.
Dragon Touch, Google, Meural

It’s always great to have a photo you love framed, but chances are you have a lot of photos you love on your phone. This is exactly why digital picture frames are great—they can scroll through a large collection of your photos throughout the day so you don’t need to worry about getting photos printed. So, let’s look at the best of these frames so you no longer have to choose between the photos you care about.

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Android/iOS), you can add photos from your phone’s internal storage, social media sites, or Google Photos.

But that’s not the end of the smart features; you can create various playlists in the app and then use any Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa device to choose which playlist the frame displays (a remote is also included). The app can create a private photo-sharing network so that other users can display photos on the frame as well, and the frame has a motion sensor so the screen is only on when someone is around. All of these great features, on top of a solid foundation, make Nixplay’s frame a great all-around option no matter how you want to use the frame—it’s also available in sizes ranging from 9.7-inches to 15.6 (although, the 15.6-inch model is pretty pricy).

The Nixplay features eight gigabytes of internal memory, but if you need more, then the Nixplay Plus service grants 50 GB of cloud storage for $4.99 a month (alongside discounts on Nixplay’s photo printing service and the ability to caption photos).

Android/iOS) is where you can add photos from your phone, social media platforms, or cloud storage. You can also have friends and family members send photos to your frame through the app or email. The Pix-Star has eight gigabytes of internal storage, but SD cards and USB thumb drives are both supported if you need more.

Pix-Star’s frame includes a couple of nice smart features as well. You can check the weather on the home screen, and it features a motion sensor so the screen will turn on and off as people walk near it. If you’re looking to get something a little bigger without the price increasingly dramatically, Pix-Star’s frame is a well-balanced option.

Android/iOS)—which in it itself, is designed to be as easy to use as possible. You can invite other users to upload photos to your frame, use the virtual remote inside the app to manage the frame, and you can preload a frame with photos if you want to gift it to someone. The 1600 x 1200 display looks great and you can orient the frame in either vertical or horizontal formats.

While there may not be any in-depth features on display here, the excellent execution of what is here makes the Mason frame worth considering. The nicely styled exterior also elevates it above other options, looking more in line with a normal picture frame. However, one thing you must be aware of with this frame is it does not support video clips of any kind—a major letdown considering the price.

Android/iOS) to manage the frame as well. You can also use the app to send photos to the frame’s internal memory (16 GB), alongside USB thumb drives and an SD card.

The 10-inch, 1,200 x 800 IPS display does a good job at showcasing your photos, and you can use the frame for a few additional actions as well: You can check the weather, set alarms, and look at a calendar. The frame itself can be oriented horizontally or vertically, can be hung on the wall, and uses a simple but nice-looking design.

(Android/iOS), alongside uploading photos directly from your phone, and use voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant to operate it. The main feature of the Canvas II is its high-quality display, so make sure the photos you want to upload are high-resolution images, otherwise, they’ll appear blown up and blurry. Unfortunately, the Canvas II cannot display video clips, but considering its main focus is high-quality photos and artwork that’s somewhat understandable—still a bummer though.


Meural Canvas II

A massive, high-resolution display for your favorite photos and artwork.

Google Nest Hub: Nest’s offering in the world of smart displays is a solid contender, especially if you’re already a user of Google Photos. The Hub can easily pull images from Google Photos, and you can use Google Assistant to choose which album to play. On top of that, the Nest Hub is just a great smart display in general; you can watch stuff on Netflix, view recipes and the weather, and also manage other smart home devices. But if you want to go a little larger than the Nest Hub’s seven-inch screen, the Nest Hub Max bumps that up to 10-inches and can handle video calls.
  • Echo Show 8The Show 8 can display recipes, the weather, manage your smart home devices, and make video calls, all alongside displaying your favorite photos. You can upload images from your phone, pull them from Facebook, or upload them to Amazon Photos (which if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you already have unlimited storage for). If you have any other Alexa devices, then we’d definitely recommend picking up the Show 8 over other smart displays.
  • Facebook PortalWhile the Portal is mainly designed for video calls, it also does a great job at displaying photos from your Facebook, Instagram, or photos you upload through the Portal app (Android/iOS). The 10-inch, touch-screen display looks great, and you can use Amazon Alexa through the Portal as well. There’s also the Portal Plus and Portal Mini, which feature a 15.6-inch and 8-inch display respectively.
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    The DJI Air 2S Picks Up an Upgraded Digicam, Drops the “Mavic” Moniker




    A DJI Air 2S drone floating in a farmfield.

    If a first-particular person look at drone is a small a great deal for you, DJI has yet another new drone on the industry that may well be a small far more helpful to beginners—minus the price tag. The $999 DJI Air 2S is a observe-up to the DJI Mavic Air 2 and residences a greater digicam and upgraded sensors.

    Past year’s Mavic Air 2 started out at $799 before bundle possibilities, and although an enhanced rate is not pleasurable to see, the recently update sensors and camera aid justify the expense. The Air 2S techniques up to a 1-inch 20-megapixel digicam and no for a longer time relies on pixel binning to produce superior-good quality even now shots. It can history movie at 5K 30fps, or 4K 60fps, even though that latter option does make use of a crop.

    Talking of the crop, the new drone also arrives with a lot more electronic zoom selections, while the additional you zoom, the a lot less resolution you get. But now, you can go all the way up to an 8X zoom if you don’t mind reverting to 1080p 30fps video.

    The drone’s sensors all obtained an upgrade as well, and DJI extra a pair of new impediment cameras. The obstacle cameras help “binocular zooming” to place objects farther absent at quicker speeds. But that led to a pounds raise, 595 grams to the more mature drone’s 570 grams, and a flight time reduce to 31 minutes from 33 minutes.

    A new “MasterShots” feature claims to get the video video clip in any area. You find the subject matter and then the drone flies via a set of pre-recorded flight styles while recording. It’ll preserve the subject matter at the centre of the body to produce a “short cinematic video clip.”

    But in theory, the new DJI Air 2S need to choose better photographs and avoid a lot more crashes, which can help save you money in the extended run. You can acquire the DJI Air 2S now for $999 from the company’s web site. Or you can spend $1,300 on the “Fly More” combo to net the drone, three batteries, a charging dock, ND filters, and a shoulder bag.

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