Pix-Star 15-inch Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame Review

Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud 15-inch Digital Photo Frame: Specifications

Resolution: 1024×768
Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 1.2 inches
Wireless: Yes
Touchscreen: No
From a distance: Yes
Integrated storage: 4GB
Motion sensor: Yes
Music player: Yes
Video: Yes
USB / SD slots: Yes Yes
Cloud Services: Google Photos, Facebook, Flickr, Smugmug, Instagram, Dropbox, Shutterfly, OneDrive, Photobucket, Verizon

The Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame is basically a digital photo frame, but it’s complemented by a number of smart internet-based extras that are designed to appeal to a more adventurous crowd looking for some extra variety. and flash from their picture viewing experience. Check out the rest of our Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame review to see why there’s always something to put a smile on your face.

Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud 15-inch Digital Photo Frame: Pricing and Availability

The Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame costs $ 200 and is only available in black.

Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud 15-inch Digital Photo Frame: Design and Interface

The Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame is not a style model, but its large-sized appearance will not clash with any room decor. Its size and bright display instantly grab attention.

Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud digital photo frame showing the front-facing photo

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With the Pix-Star, handling is strictly without intervention. There are no touch controls with this frame; instead, you control it with a remote control and the buttons on the back of the frame.

Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud digital photo frame seen from the back with attached remote control

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The remote was generally quick and responsive, although there were sometimes frustrating delays in responding to commands – you need to make sure to point the remote at the sensors on the front of the frame. The built-in motion sensor turns the frame off when no one is around to see it, so the frame doesn’t waste energy displaying photos in an empty room.

Remote control for the Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud 15 inch digital photo frame

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This gadget allows you to link up to 25 frames from a single account, where you can send and receive pictures and audio messages directly to and from connected frames. You can also view photos from web albums including Google Photos, Instagram, Dropbox, and Facebook.

The frame has 4 GB of built-in memory and supports USB drives and SDHC / SDXC camera cards. The Pix-Star offers 4 GB of space for your photos even when your frame is offline or displays images from local storage like an SD card.

Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud 15-inch digital photo frame: picture quality

With its 4: 3 aspect ratio on a 1024 x 768 pixel screen, images are crisp, bright and clear although not the highest resolution of all images. You can adjust the brightness, tint and contrast of the LED backlit display according to the ambient lighting. Skin tones looked natural and the color is true to life, even from different and extreme viewing angles without distortion.

Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud digital photo frame showing image of mother and children

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So here’s the fun part: you can use the framework to stream shows from a number of international radio stations to play music on a slide show – a feature that sounds a bit odd, but is actually quite intriguing and adds some oomph to your playlist. Many built-in transitions are also available to customize your image and video presentation.

Unlike many other more dedicated frameworks, you can use the Pix-Star as a home assistant to set reminders, use the built-in calculator, and play simple puzzles, such as Sudoku and other games.

Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud 15-inch digital photo frame: app

You can use the Pix-Star Snap app for iPhone or the Android app to send photos from a connected phone directly to your frame. Friends or family who have the app can remotely contribute photo collections to your frame.

The trickiest part of setting up the Pix-Star was coordinating multiple frames. If you have multiple frames, you can set up a special email address to sync photo collections with individual frames. The setup seemed a bit slow, as the frame took a while to respond to a USB stick full of photos and videos.

An even easier way to control your frame is to use the Pix-Star web app, a huge dashboard that gives you all the controls you need for all your frames, web albums, and logins.

Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud 15-inch Digital Photo Frame: Verdict

The Pix-Star is the best digital photo frame you can buy because of its stunning photo quality. Nothing like a huge light slideshow to dominate a room.

Beyond its commanding visual presence, the Pix-Star excels at connecting to a wide variety of social media and using everything from email to web app to get the shot you want in the frame. for viewing. In addition, it features an unusual set of unexpected elements such as international internet radio, games, and light home assistance to delight more than the visual senses.

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