I got this frame for my grandparents as an upgrade to an older 7 inch photo screen that is now collecting dust. The old frame was active for only a few months because no one had the time to deal with collecting photos from the family, copying them to a memory card and putting it in the frame. That chore quickly became a hassle and we just gave it up.
This frame on the other hand, was so easy to set up. You set it and forget it. I plugged in the unit, powered it on and connected to my home wifi. From there I logged on to www.pix-star.com and set up an account, which took under 2 minutes. While setting up I was able to create an email address for the picture frame. The email address gives me the ability to send photos from my phone or computer directly to the screen, without using memory cards or connecting it to my PC.
The email feature really works great. I set up the frame so that it automatically display the pictures that are sent to the email. There is an option to first confirm the photos before displaying them. I can also create a whitelist or blacklist of emails to accept. Very smart. Did I mention there is a Spam blocker too.
Right after setting everything up, I sent out a Whatsapp to my family group with the email address, and within minutes photos stared pouring in from all ends of the map, from Europe to Canada to USA.
The slideshows that this frame puts out are magnificent. I have it set to collage, which I think is the default setting, and it transitions between the photos beautifully. I am able to set the speed of the photos as well as which photos I want to display. There are many transitions to choose from.
I was also able to add background music to the slideshow.
Some added bonuses are also included with the frame: The frame can tell me the current weather forecast in a location I choose, and also gives me access to hundreds of web radio stations to listen to. There are also a few games built in to the unit, including a personal favorite, 2048.
I received this frame in exchange of my honest review, and I couldn’t be happier with it.
This review is for the Pix-Star 10.4 Inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame.
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