My job is to find cool stuff. Throughout the week I spend hours scouring the web for things that are useful or fun or ridiculously cheap. Often times, these choices coalesce into a guide of like items—for example, how to build the ultimate backyard movie theater, 19 items to elevate your binge watching, or 10 privacy gadgets to help you keep a secret. But I often stumble across some pretty awesome gear that doesn’t really fit into a list. So I made a list for those.
Below, some digital photo frames to keep your memories updated.
Aura Digital Photo Frame. Amazon
The Aura digital photo frame has a 9.7-inch screen with a 2048 x 1536 resolution, weighs just under six pounds, and boasts unlimited storage. The WiFi-connected frame uses facial recognition to create albums of people you often take photos of. It also lets you share photos with other Aura frames. The frame has built-in smart sensors that adjust the screen’s brightness based on how much light is in the room. It comes in four colors. $400.
Memento 25. Amazon
The 25-inch, 4K Memento Smart Frame sits flush against the wall and looks as classy as a digital frame can get. The 3230 x 2160-resolution frame connects over WiFi to your smartphone or computer, uploads all of your photos—it can store up to 3,000 of them—and comes in black, dark brown, auburn, silver, and walnut frame colors. There is also a 35-inch option. Both frames need to be plugged into a wall outlet $599.
NIX Advance. Amazon
The Nix Advance has a 1024 x 768-resolution screen that allows you play both photos and 720p videos. To play your media, plug in a USB drive or SD card into the port in the back of the frame. A motion sensor turns off the frame once you leave the room. The frame also includes a clock, calendar, and stereo speakers. $80.
Nixplay Seed. Amazon
The 9.7-inch Nixplay Seed frame has a 1024×768 resolution, motion sensors, and power cord that acts as a frame stand. The Seed allows you to upload curated playlists of photos or access your photos from all of your social media accounts. With every purchase of the Nixplay Seed, the company donates a seed to plant a tree. $100.
PhotoSpring Digital Photo Frame
The 10.1-inch, WiFi-connected PhotoSpring digital photo frame has a built-in rechargeable battery and has a touchscreen that lets you browse through your photos quickly. Download the app—available for Apple and Windows devices—to automatically share photos and videos from your devices. The PhotoSpring comes in three sizes: 16GB, 32GB, and 80GB. *$169**.
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