Over the past few years, digital photo frames have become very popular and are here to stay. The ease with which they allow you to switch photos or play a slideshow of your latest vacation photos is unmatched. Over time, digital photo frames have started to embrace a world of functionality. Not only can you upload photos from an email account, but you can also connect them to Google Photos. However, all of these features don’t matter if the digital photo frame in question doesn’t come with a built-in motion sensor.
Most motion detectors turn off the display or auto-read feature when it detects the room is empty. This feature is handy, especially if you want to keep the frame on your bedside table or in your bedroom in general. Most importantly, it also helps conserve energy.
So if you are in the market looking for awesome digital photo frames with motion sensors, here are the ones you can choose from. But before that,
1. Flyamapirit digital photo frame
- Screen type: IPS LCD
- Cut: 8 inches
It supports up to 32GB of photos and well, that’s more than enough to display all of your recent photos (if not all). Besides displaying photos, it can also play videos and music.
The motion sensor is quite effective. However, it is disabled by default. Once activated, you can choose the time and the display will turn off if it does not detect anyone within 3 meters. The only thing you need to keep in mind is to keep the area around the motion sensor free of any objects when setting it up.
The good thing about this frame is that it is quite light and the 9 inch screen makes it perfect for the bedside table. Image quality is good for the price. All you need to make sure is that the SD card or USB drive is in FAT32 format.
So far, the Flyamapirit digital photo frame has received mixed reviews. Although the image quality is good, it is not really durable. If you are looking for something short term, you can go for it. However, if you are looking for a long term investment, your best bet is to upgrade to the following options.
2. Dhwazz digital photo frame
- Screen type: IPS
- Cut: 10.5 inches
Again, for the price, the image on the Dhwazz photo frame looks good. However, don’t expect razor-sharp sharpness and detail in your photos, and this is the price you have to pay for an affordable price.
However, the motion sensor works well. According to the company’s statement, the screen will come alive if it notices a disturbance within 6 meters. The same can be said of the sleep function. Once he detects that the room is empty, he goes back to sleep.
The USB function turns out to be a good option. You need to add photos to a supported device and paste them to the frame, and you will be sorted. This frame also comes with a remote control and comes in handy if you have trouble navigating the navigation menus.
Dhwazz digital photo frame is popular on Amazon and has Amazon’s Choice tag and an average rating of 4.4 stars. Fakespot estimates that around 76.3% of reviews are trustworthy and can be believed.
You can also check out the Dhwazz Wi-Fi Digital Photo Frame. It sports a better look and carries a horde of features.
3.Nix Lux 8 inch
- Screen type: IPS
- Cut: 8 inches
Another remarkable feature of this frame is that you can mount it on the wall as well. Attach a wall mount (sold separately), and you’ll be sorted.
While it’s a bit pricey than the devices above, the Nix Lux doesn’t come with Wi-Fi. So yes, you’ll have to make do with inserting an SD card or USB device loaded with photos.
Apart from displaying your images, it also comes with additional features like clock, calendar, etc. The motion sensor can be turned on or kept off depending on your preference.
Overall the picture quality is good. Images are detailed and color reproduction is almost accurate.
4. Pix-Star Wi-Fi Cloud Digital Photo Frame
- Screen type: IPS
- Size: 8 inch
While this is a table frame by default, you can mount it to a wall as well, thanks to the mounting holes on the back.
And there is more to the story. This Pix-Star frame integrates well with OneDrive and Google Drive. All you have to do is link your Pix-Star account to this service and upload your photos. The good thing about this frame is that the shuffle algorithm ensures that you don’t see the same photos repeatedly.
5. Nixplay Seed Wave
And that’s not the end of the story. You can also create an album on Google photos and share this album with this Nixplay frame. Apart from that, it also supports Dropbox (see Dropbox vs Google Photos), Facebook, and Instagram. And yes, the built-in motion sensor is efficient and turns the device off at a set time, saving energy.
The Pix-Star balances both appearance and functionality. The glasses are neither too thin nor too thin. The back is textured which gives the frame a nice look. A key feature of its design is the power cord, which doubles as a stand. You can use this Pix-Star frame both horizontally and vertically.
Last but not least, it contains a duo of 5W speakers. So whether you are playing a video or streaming songs from Spotify (Spotify Premium), you can listen to them without straining your ears.
The Nixplay Seed Wave is very popular on Amazon and has over three thousand reviews on Amazon with people vouching for its picture quality, motion detection and customer service.
Keep in mind that this is strictly a table frame and lacks wall mounting options. On the positive side, it comes with an auto-rotate feature, and you can use it in both portrait and landscape mode.
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So which of these digital photo frames will you choose? Keep an eye on the design of the item as it should coordinate well with the rest of your home decor items. After all, it shouldn’t stick out like a sore thumb. If design is at the top of your list, you can also check out the Aura Sawyer. It has a classic design with thick borders with a resolution of 2048 x 1536 pixels.
While the extra features on products like digital frames and instant cameras seem really cool, the mantra here is to find something that does basic things well. And in this case, it displays the photos perfectly.
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Last updated Sep 25, 2020
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