PhotoSpring: An Affordable, Connected Digital Photo Frame

December 11, 2017 - photo frame

Connected Digital Photo Frames Reinvent a Genre

After a decades-long peace when digital print frames went from a cold new thing to a inexpensive incentive buy, they are removing engaging again. What changed? A new era of digital print frames lets users upload photos from their smartphones, instead of carrying to manually bucket SD cards. They are also internet connected, with a ability to concede friends and family to pull their shots to a frame. The outcome is a slideshow of photos that’s constantly replenished instead of arrangement a same aged thing. These new digital print frames tend toward incomparable and aloft peculiarity displays as well. The PhotoSpring is one of a some-more renouned options in this flourishing category.

Brad Moon

PhotoSpring digital print support on a charging stand, in landscape mode (portrait mode also supported).

PhotoSpring Specs:

  • 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 IPS touchscreen display
  • Integrated 4-hour Li-Ion battery, wharf doubles as charger
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 2.4GHz
  • 16GB storage (32GB choice available)
  • Dual 2-watt speakers
  • Supports JPG, PNG, GIF, MOV, MP4, M4V, AVI
  • 11.2 x 7.9 x 0.8-inches, weighs 1.6 pounds
  • Android and iOS mobile apps + Mac, PC and web support
  • Available in white or black 
  • MSRP $149

Hands-On

Setup took a small longer than we expected, though that was partially my fault. 

PhotoSpring does a good pursuit with a setup wizard, that runs right on a frame. But, like many devices, it supports 2.4GHz only. My network has apart 2.4GHz and 5GHz bands with a same network name, though a setup sorceress doesn’t arrangement a band. Accustomed to saying a network name usually as being 2.4GHz (and not seeing a transcribe entry), we fought with a setup for 10 minutes, meditative we was regularly entering a wrong password. The frame simply would not connect.

Brad Moon

Much of a pattern is finished on a PhotoSpring itself, regulating a touchscreen.

Then we satisfied there were dual matching Wi-Fi network names arrangement and a one we had been hammering was substantially a 5GHz band. we switched to a other and all was fine. The support ran a firmware refurbish and we were in business. 

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