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Dragon Touch 10-Inch Digital Picture Frame

Because of the excellent cameras in modern smartphones, it's easier than ever to build up a big collection of photos of family, friends, and other fond memories. Sharing pictures on social media is one way to look back on photos, but if you're looking for something you can display in your home, you should consider a digital photo frame. Digital photo frames are dedicated screens that can show slideshows of pictures you either load directly onto the frame or access from the internet. They were popular for a while but started to fall out of fashion as social media became a more integral outlet for sharing photos. However, some nice, artsy digital frames remain on the market and still work well. You should also consider one of the other, more versatile options we detail below. Voice assistants have come a long way. First, they appeared on smart speakers like the Amazon Echo. Then companies added a screen to the mix, creating smart displays. These countertop, desktop, and tabletop devices provide all of the voice control functionality you get from smart speakers, along with a colorful screen that can display additional media. That media includes photos, letting you turn any smart display into a digital photo frame simply by uploading photos to your favorite service and asking the display to show them off. Your favorite tablet can serve as an excellent photo frame when it isn't in your hand. By getting a nice stand (or finding a tablet with a built-in stand), you can simply set it down on a desk to show off your photos when you're not using it.

Pix-Star 10-Inch Cloud Digital Picture Frame

TVs don't need to be dull black rectangles when they're not in use. Several feature low-power gallery modes that can show off works of art or your photos when you aren't watching anything else. Turning your TV into a digital photo frame is as easy as linking a compatible photo service or plugging in a USB drive with your favorite pictures. Samsung's Frame stands out among these choices, thanks to a modular bezel design that makes the TV look like a framed painting. With that in mind, we've gathered the best digital photo frames you can buy, as well as our other favorite devices you can use as frames, from tiny desktop screens for snapshots to much larger panels for great works of art. The Amazon Echo Show 8 is a larger, more powerful version of the Echo Show 5 that's still smaller and less expensive than the Echo Show 10. Its 8-inch screen is two inches smaller than the Echo Show 10's, but it has the same 1,280-by-800 resolution so pictures will look sharper.

The best digital photo frames

It also features a set of solid stereo speakers, and all of the same functions of the Echo Show 5, including video chat. Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) Review. $229.00 at Google Store. The Nest Hub Max is a essentially a larger version of the Nest Hub, like the Echo Show 10 is to the Echo Show 5/8. It features a 10-inch screen with a higher 1,280-by-800 resolution than the Nest Hub, plus a camera for video calls. The camera also doubles as a security device when you're out of the house, letting you check in on your home remotely. Google Nest Hub Max Review. $249.99 at Amazon. The Echo Show 15 is one of the biggest smart displays you can buy, and designed to be hung up on the wall. When it isn't cycling through art or your own pictures, it can serve as a home messaging hub, with information dashboards for different members of the family.

Skylight Frame 10 Inch Wifi Digital Picture Frame

Amazon Echo Show 15 Review. $189.99 at Lenovo. There are plenty of tablets out there you can use as a digital photo frame with the right case or stand, but the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab is the best to use on its own. Its unique design incorporates a flip-down stand that lets you easily set the tablet on a desk or shelf, and its 10-inch screen features a sharp 1,920-by-1,080 resolution for showing off your favorite photos from any Android-compatible source. Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab Review. $1,099.99 at Samsung. Samsung's The Frame TV is designed to look just as good when you aren't watching television as it does when you are. Its Art mode shows off works of art from a collection of over 1,200 pieces (or your own photos) while consuming less power than TV mode. A modular bezel design lets you customize the TV's look with a variety of frames to suit your decor. As a 4K TV, The Frame is also the highest-resolution display on this list, at 3,840 by 2,160 pixels. $43.99 at Amazon. If you're looking for the most affordable option, Aluratek's 8-inch photo frame is a popular choice. It only has 800-by-600-pixel resolution and you need to use a USB drive or SD card to load it with photos, but it costs just a fraction of what many of the other photo frames out there are going for.

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$129.99 at Amazon. While we haven't tested this model, it's one of the most popular digital photo frames on Amazon and it's reasonably priced. Its 1,280-by-800 resolution is a bit low for a 10-inch screen, but it features 16GB of onboard storage and supports Wi-Fi for instant photo sharing, and automatically rotates if you want to use it in portrait orientation. $129.99 at Amazon. The Feelcare frame works with an app that makes it easy for you to take and send photos to it from anywhere, making it an especially good option for sharing recent images with family members. $173.81 at Amazon. We haven't tested this model either, but Nixplay's 9.7-inch Smart Photo Frame features one of the sharpest pictures on this list, with 2,048-by-1,536-pixel resolution. This Wi-Fi-connected frame can work with Dropbox, Facebook, Google Photos, Instagram, and several other services, and can even be controlled with Amazon Alexa voice commands (if you have a smart speaker, since the frame itself doesn't have a microphone).

Its black or metal finishes and stand make it look good on any desk or shelf.
$154.99 at Amazon. In addition to displaying your favorite photos, the Pix-Star frame is preprogrammed with hundreds of web radio stations, as well as a number of games.