The Best Digital Photo Frame

The Best Digital Photo Frame

Our pick

Aura Mason

Aura Mason

The best digital photo frame

The Aura Mason’s easy setup, minimalist functionality, vivid display, and pleasing design make it stand out.

Buying Options

$180 from Amazon
$180 from Aura Frames
$200 from Best Buy

Out of all the frames we tried, the Aura Mason got the closest to being like a regular photo frame. The process of setting it up and remotely loading photos is a breeze (the free Aura app works with Android and iOS phones). Due to its dependence on Aura’s app, it’s not the best choice for those who want to upload photos directly from their preferred cloud storage and social media services—for that we recommend the Nixplay Smart Photo Frame. But what the Aura Mason lacks in functionality it makes up for with simplicity: From the intuitive design of the app to the frame’s pared-down interface, the Mason is straightforward to set up and use, and not just for the tech savvy.

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Also great

Nixplay 2K Smart Photo Frame 9.7 inch

Nixplay 2K Smart Photo Frame 9.7 inch

A larger frame to stream Instagram and Facebook photos

We love the Nixplay Smart Photo Frame’s high-resolution 9.7-inch screen and its ability to grab photos from many Web-based services, such as Instagram and Facebook.

Buying Options

$280* from Amazon
$280 from Nixplay

*At the time of publishing, the price was $238.

If you want a larger screen or the flexibility of accessing your social media photos, the latest-generation Nixplay 2K Smart Photo Frame 9.7 inch is a great choice. Nixplay’s impressive software suite, combined with the frame’s excellent, 9.7-inch high-resolution display, makes it a nice alternative to the Aura Mason. Although some of its features aren’t the easiest to access, it does let you grab photos from popular photo and social media services like Facebook, Instagram, and Flickr, which the Aura can’t manage.

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Our pick

Aura Mason

Aura Mason

The best digital photo frame

The Aura Mason’s easy setup, minimalist functionality, vivid display, and pleasing design make it stand out.

Buying Options

$180 from Amazon
$180 from Aura Frames
$200 from Best Buy

Also great

Nixplay 2K Smart Photo Frame 9.7 inch

Nixplay 2K Smart Photo Frame 9.7 inch

A larger frame to stream Instagram and Facebook photos

We love the Nixplay Smart Photo Frame’s high-resolution 9.7-inch screen and its ability to grab photos from many Web-based services, such as Instagram and Facebook.

Buying Options

$280* from Amazon
$280 from Nixplay

*At the time of publishing, the price was $238.

Source: NY Times – Wirecutter

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