These Digital Picture Frames Let You Share Photos In a Whole New Way

Digital Photo Frame
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Digital photo frames were the go-to present when they first hit the market years ago, but their popularity began to wane as smartphones continued to advance and people had galleries of photos on hand at all times in their pocket. But that was then. Today’s digital photo frames have made huge advancements, including WiFi capabilities, sound, and video compatibilities and more, once again making digital picture frames the best gift for a loved one or yourself.

With Father’s Day right around the corner and the holidays not too far off (pick any holiday, there’s always a reason to give a gift), finding the item that is not only thoughtful but the perfect blend of practical and splurge-worthy that makes it a great gift, can be challenging. Digital photo frames are an ideal present for anyone, whether you’re buying for a parent, grandparent, friend, co-worker, or even a child who loves to see pictures of themselves and their loved ones displayed on a crisp and bright screen.

The digital photo frames we’ve included below all have a different list of features that make them unique and specifically geared towards different users. The Skylight has WiFi capabilities and receives new photos through a unique email address, making it an excellent gift for your less tech-savvy loved one who will be thrilled to see new images pop up periodically.

The Micca has audio and video capabilities, which younger children will love to watch and see themselves reflected back on screen or hear their favorite songs while looking at pictures of their family members.

The Nix has motion-sensor technology and turns on and off when a person enters a room. This a great feature to have in an office setting where there are long periods that a room may be empty, like on weekends or at night.

If you’re stuck for ideas on what to buy the person that has everything, we recommend a new digital photo frame. Picture your loved one smiling.

1. Skylight 10 Inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame

Email photos directly to the Skylight 10 Inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame, which instantly displays images in a clear 1280×800 resolution.

Pros: A great gift for grandparents, the Skylight can be instantly updated from anywhere in the world by simply sending photos to a unique email address. The frame can be set up in under a minute by connecting to WiFi and following the touch screen prompts, with the Skylight able to move and connect to new WiFi accounts and remember old WiFi passwords to reconnect automatically. Photos are displayed are the color 10-inch screen, and the Skylight can store more than 8,000 images at once.

Cons: This version of the Skylight is not compatible with videos. Some customers complained that there’s no option to edit or delete photos on the frame, change photo order, brighten pictures, or enlarge images, and pictures can only be added through the email account and not by a USB or SD card.

Skylight 10 Inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame

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2. Micca 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame

Upload up to 10,000 pictures and play music through the Micca 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame, which includes a built-in speaker and audio jack.

Pros: The Micca is a plug and play digital frame, with users able to customize the order of their photos and the speed of transitions. Timers can also be set for daily or weekly scheduling with an automatic on and off function. Unlike the Skylight, the Micca can play HD videos as well as music, with a built-in speaker and 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Cons: Some customers reported that pictures were difficult to see when not standing directly in front of the screen. Customers also need to supply their own SD card or USB and there is no internal memory in the frame, unlike the Skylight. The Micca does not have a touch screen like the Skylight and instead comes with a small remote that can be difficult to use. At 1080P, the Micca has a lower resolution than the Skylight and the 7-inch screen is the smallest on our list.

Micca 7-Inch Digital Photo Frame

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3. NIX Advance 8 Inch Digital Photo Frame

Using IPS display that makes photos easily visible from any angle, the NIX Advance 8 Inch Digital Photo Frame features an energy efficient motion sensor that automatically turns the frame on and off.

Pros: The plug and play Nix uses a USB or SD card to play thousands of photos, videos, and music, with a remote enabling users to choose transition speed and sequence. The Nix comes with a clock and calendar function as well as an Integrate Hu-Motion Sensor that detects movement and turns the frame on and off automatically to save energy.

Cons: Unlike the Skylight, the Nix does not have WiFi capabilities. Some customers complained that the remote has a lag and is uncomfortable to use.

NIX Advance 8 Inch Digital Photo Frame

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