The 12 Best Digital Picture Frame For Smart Homes

We’re living in a digital world where old-school photos printed on paper have become almost extinct. That doesn’t mean we no longer cherish photos. In fact, we’re constantly taking a ton of photos every day, every time we see something cool or interesting or when we want to capture a certain moment so we can relive it later. Smartphones allow us to take amazing pictures and digital picture frames allow us to display our favorite ones around the house with ease. If you don’t have a digital picture frame already, it’s about time you got one. The following models are the best ones out there so have a look and see which you suits you.

1.NIX Advance 8 Inch USB Digital Photo Frame

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This 8” digital frame allows you to display not just photos but also videos in the same slideshow. You can collect your favorite moments and images and put them on display so you can enjoy them over and over again. It has a high resolution of 1024 x 768, an LED backlit display and built-in stereo speakers. You can choose between various different slideshow transitions to customize the way you display your photos (in JPEG format) and videos (MPEG-4). This digital frame is super easy to use. Simply insert a USB stick or a memory card (SD/SDHC) and the rest comes naturally. There’s no wi-fi connection. The frame also has built-in clock and calendar functions.

Motion Sensor
NIX Advance 8 Inch USB Digital Photo Frame
NIX Advance 8 Inch USB Digital Photo Frame

A really cool feature is the motion sensor which detects movement and automatically turns the frame on and off to save energy.

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2.10 inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame

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If you’re in the market for a smart digital picture frame, this one is a really good option. It connects to Wi-Fi and enables you to send pictures to be displayed on it from anywhere. It’s super easy to set up and use. Plug it in and connect it to your Wi-Fi network and then you can email photos to your frame. It has a touch screen and a 10” display with a resolution of 1280 x 800.

Touch Screen Display
10 inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame
10 inch WiFi Digital Picture Frame

The design is very simple and modern, allowing the focus to be on the picture, not the frame itself.

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3.Pix-Star 10 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Picture Frame

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This is also a smart digital picture frame. It connects to your Wi-Fi network and you can even have up to 25 frames connected to a single online account. You can control it remotely and it’s really easy to set up and use. It has a 9,7” IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 and 8 GB of internal memory. Keep in mind that 5 GHz networks are not supported so you can only connect it to 2.4 GHz networks. You can upload the photos via a USB stick or a card (SDHC or SDXC) or share them via email or using the Pix-Star app on your smartphone.

Amazing high resolution
Pix-Star 10 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Picture Frame
Pix-Star 10 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Picture Frame

You can send pictures from the frame to another device via email which is pretty cool.

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4.8 Inch Photo Frame with Remote Control and Motion Sensor

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This frame has an 8” TFT liwuid crystal panel display with LED backlighting. The resolution is 1024 x 768 and the design is simple and versatile. The frame is only 5 mm thick and can displayed on desks, tables, shelves and other flat surfaces. There’s a built-in motion sensor which allows you to save energy by automatically turning the frame off when nobody is around to see it. There’s also a timer that you can use to turn the frame on and off at designated times. There’s no Wi-Fi connection so you won’t be able to send pictures to the frame remotely but you can use a USB stick or an SD card to do it instead.

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8 Inch Photo Frame with Remote Control and Motion Sensor
8 Inch Photo Frame with Remote Control and Motion Sensor

The frame also has built-in reminder, clock and calendar functionalities and can also play videos at 1080p and 720p.

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5.MRQ Digital Frame with a Wide 180 Degree Viewing Angle.

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Here’s another nice frame that delivers great features at an affordable price. It has an 8” HD IPS display with a resolution of 1024 x 768 with a wide 180 degree viewing angle. It supports both pictures and videos in 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution. The photos auto-rotate when on the way you’re holding the frame so you can view them in portrait or in landscape mode. You can also add background music along with the pictures and hear it through the built-in stereo speakers. the frame has USB and SD slots and 3.5 mm headphone jack and supports multiple file formats.

4:3 Screen
MRQ Digital Frame with a Wide 180 Degree Viewing Angle
MRQ Digital Frame with a Wide 180 Degree Viewing Angle

It also has built-in functions such as clock, calendar and image zoom.

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6.Nixplay Seed 10 Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame

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The best thing about digital picture frames in general is convenience. That’s especially notable for the wi-fi enabled models which allow you to upload photos to the frame via email or app. It’s easy, fast and convenient and you can change the images whenever you want or create a slideshow with your favorite albums. If you want to you can also invite others to share pictures to your frame which enables you to stay connected to your loved ones in a cool and unexpected way. The frame a 16:10 aspect ratio display with a resolution of 1280 x 800.

Works with Alexa
Nixplay Seed 10 Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame
Nixplay Seed 10 Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame

It auto rotates the images and has a motion sensor which turns it on and off to save energy.

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7.15 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame

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If you want something bigger, check out this 15” digital picture frame. It has an LED display with a resolution of 1024 x 768. You can connect it to your Wi-Fi network (only 2.4 GHz networks are supported) and you can have up to 25 frames connected and managed from a single account. The frame has a USB and a memory card slot (SDHC and SDXC). The built-in motion sensor saves energy by turning the frame off when the room is empty and turning it on automatically when it detects motion nearby.

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15 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
15 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame

You can also send pictures to it remotely via email or the app and it works the other way around too: you can send pictures from the frame to your or someone else's email address.

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8.NIX Lux 13 Inch USB Digital Photo Frame Metal

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It looks like a regular wooden frame but it’s actually digital and made of metal. You can keep this on your desk, on a table, a shelf or you can have it wall-mounted to save space and to add character to your decor in an unexpected way. The frame has a 13.3” IPS display with a resolution of 1020 x 1080. It supported both photos (JPEG) and videos (MPEG-4) and offers multiple slideshow transitions to choose from. There’s no Wi-Fi connection but you can upload your favorite photos using either a USB stick or a memory card (SD or SDHC). There’s built-in clock and calendar functions and also built-in speakers.

Remote Control
NIX Lux 13 Inch USB Digital Photo Frame Metal
NIX Lux 13 Inch USB Digital Photo Frame Metal

The frame also has a motion sensor which turns it off automatically when no motion is detected, in order to save energy.

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9.Nixplay Seed 8 Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame

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This is an 8” frame that comes in 4 different colors: blue, mango, mulberry and wood effect. It’s Wi-Fi enabled which means you can share pictures and videos from your smartphone or via email directly to the frame regardless of where you are. It’s a really great gift idea for faraway relatives and friends. You can also invite others to share pictures to your frame. You can also connect it to Google Photos and you can also access your Dropbox, Facebook and Instagram accounts.

10.10-inch WiFi Cloud Digital Picture Frame

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The simple and modern design allow this picture frame to fit perfect into any contemporary home’s decor. The frame has a 10” HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800. It has a touch screen which makes it super easy to set up and to use and it’s Wi-Fi enables which lets you send pictures directly from your phone to the frame. You can also allow others to send pictures and videos to it.

easy setup
10-inch WiFi Cloud Digital Picture Frame
10-inch WiFi Cloud Digital Picture Frame

The built-in battery let you pick it up and use it as a tablet, swiping through your album in comfort.

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11.Nixplay Iris 8 Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame Peach Copper

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The peach copper on this frame is absolutely delightful, giving it a trendy and modern appearance. You can also get it in silver and in burnished bronze in case one of those options goes better with your decor. The frame has an 8” IPS diplay with a resolution of 1024 x 768. It has a motion sensor which allows it to automatically turn off when the room is empty in order to save energy. You can connect the frame to your Wi-Fi network and send pictures to it directly from your phone using the app or email. It supports both photos and videos and has 10 GB of secure cloud storage.

copper color
Nixplay Iris 8 Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame Peach Copper
Nixplay Iris 8 Inch WiFi Digital Photo Frame Peach Copper

You can also turn the frame on and off using Alexa.

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12.Aura Digital Photo Frame

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This is also a nice picture frame and it’s great for families and great as a gift. You can connect it to your Wi-Fi network to easily and quickly share photos from your smartphone and you can also connect it to Alexa. Others can also join in and send photos to the frame. It offers unlimited cloud storage. There are also a few other things that set it apart from other models. For example, it adjusts the brightness based on the intensity of the light in the room and it goes to sleep when it’s dark. It has a 10” display with a resolution of 2048 x 1536, it auto rotates the photos and it crops and positions them for a perfect fit.

facial recognition
Aura Digital Photo Frame
Aura Digital Photo Frame

Furthermore, the facial recognition software via the Aura app can identify your close relationships and send photos of them to the frame automatically.

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Conclusion

Digital pictures frames are the natural next step, the evolves version of traditional frames. They allow us to preserve memories of our loved ones and make that easier than ever. Whether you want one for yourself or as a gift for someone, there are lots of different models to choose from and some are really smart.