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Brookstone PhotoShare friends & family 8 WiFi smart digital photo frame reviews

Brookstone PhotoShare friends & family 8 WiFi smart digital photo frame reviews
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How to send photos via email in Brookstone PhotoShare friends & family 8 WiFi smart digital photo frame? Many ways to share! Send pictures to PhotoShare frames via email, from PC, Google Photos, or via a link with Facebook. Built-in ambient light sensor automatically adjusts the brightness of the display to match the lighting in the room. Day or night, your favorite photos will come to life in all their brilliant glory. Get details in Brookstone PhotoShare friends & family 8 WiFi smart digital photo frame reviews.

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In the box

  • PhotoShare frame, black matte, white matte,
  • AC adapter,
  • Quickstart guide, and stand

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • The huge 14″ display showcases photos beautifully
  • Black and white mattes are included
  • Built-in speaker
  • USB and SD expansion
  • Photos can be shared with frames via the app or the PhotoShare Frame’s email address
  • You can share up to 50 photos at a time via the free iOS or Android PhotoShare Frame app
  • You can add more memory via SD card or USB Type-A thumb drive
  • Wi-Fi capable

Cons

  • App could be more feature rich
  • Not battery operated (limits portability)

Specs

  • Weight: 2.61 lbs.
  • Dimensions: 12.43 x 1.1 x 9.6 in.
  • Color: Black, Espresso
  • Screen Size: 10.1 inches
  • Audio: Built-in speaker
  • Compatibility: Wi-Fi (302.11 g/h)
  • Connectors: 2-pin for AC Adapter
  • Antenna: Built-in ceramic
  • Sensors: Orientation
  • Expansion Slots: USB, SD

Price

You can find 10-inch digital photo frames for as cheap as $50, but you usually get what you pay for. The main difference between the $160 PhotoShare and cheaper digital frames is the build quality, as the PhotoShare looks and feels expensive.

Brookstone PhotoShare friends & family 8 WiFi smart digital photo frame reviews

Design

It comes in 8-inch, 10-inch, or 14-inch size options. On the back of the PhotoShare frame sit the power button, speaker, a keyhole mount, and slots for SD card and USB expansion. The included stand is also designed for landscape orientation.

Display

The display size is 10.1-inches with a 1080p resolution. The entire frame measures approximately 16″ wide by 10.75″ tall by 1″ deep when in landscape mode. The LED touchscreen, alone, measures an impressive ~12.2″ wide by 7″ tall, or 14″ diagonally. In the centre of the display’s back, there is a protruding 5.25″ wide by 3.75″ by 0.4″ matte black plastic box with holes at the top-centre and centre-right for hanging the frame on the wall in either portrait or landscape mode. 

Storage

The Brookstone PhotoShare Smart Digital Photo Frame comes with 8GB onboard memory; 4.8GB is free, as the rest of the memory holds the frame’s system, and it can hold up to 5,000 photos. You can expand that capacity with the addition of an SD card or a USB thumb drive, which will come in handy if you plan on adding a lot of content.

To add background music, you use the SD card slot or USB slot to locally add music, and then play that music along with your slideshow.

How to do Photo Share

Step 1:

Within Google Photos, scan or search your pictures to find the images you’d like to Share. Once you choose a photo, tap the Share Icon in the bottom left-hand corner. In the list of available applications to share with, you will see the PhotoShare Frame App. You may then select additional photos.

Note: each Photo Sharing application has a limit on either the number of photos or total file size that may be transferred and if the limit is exceeded, the PhotoShare Frame App will no longer be an option. Deselecting a Photo from your list should allow the PhotoShare Frame app to re-appear as a destination option

Step 2:

Tap the PhotoShare Frame App icon and then tap “Post”

Step 3:

The PhotoShare Frame App will then launch automatically, and your selected photos will be transferred from App to App

Step 4:

Select one or more Frames to Share your Photos with and Tap

Step 5:

Tap “Send”

App in Brookstone PhotoShare friends & family 8 WiFi smart digital photo frame

The PhotoShare app is basic,. You can add photos, add captions, add additional frames, and invite people to connect to your frame.

Photos display clearly on the PhotoShare frame. The high-definition touch display shows enough detail to let you see individual hairs, highlights, and background details. You can see seagulls in the background in pictures of your trip to the beach, or the details of holiday ornaments on your tree. On the frame itself, you can zoom, change transition effects, change slideshow intervals, or enable background music. 

From app, you’ll see the new homescreen. Each module on the touchscreen can be touched to expand or activate. Modules include Frame Photos, a calendar, the weather (although adding my town isn’t an option), Music, Videos, Alarms, a clock, and Settings.

Brookstone PhotoShare friends & family 8 WiFi smart digital photo frame customer reviews

PhotoShare Frame

I bought the frame for my long distance parents. I went to set it up for them and to my surprise someone had already purchased the product and put their own pictures and personal information on the frame and returned it. I had to return the frame and order a new one and have it shipped to my parents home. It was a little annoying and a bit inconvenient. We do like the frame and once it was set up, it is very easy to use. The best part is anyone in the family can add pictures to the frame using the email provided or using the App.

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Alternate of Brookstone PhotoShare friends & family 8 WiFi smart digital photo frame

PhotoSpring 10 Digital Photo Frame

Specs

Resolution: 1280 x 800Dimensions: 13.1 x 9.9 x 1.6 inches with outer frame/11.1 x 7.9 x 1.1 inches with inner frameWi-Fi: YesTouch screen: YesRemote: NoBuilt-in storage: 16GBMotion sensor: NoMusic player: NoVideo: YesUSB/SD slots: Yes/YesCloud Services: Google Photos/Flickr/iCloud

Pros

+Clear, bright screen+Touch screen facilitates access to photo/video playlists+Platform stand offers sturdy base for landscape or portrait viewing+Accepts media from a variety of sources

Cons

-Peg leg stand fits poorly-No motion sensor-Separately purchased hardware needed for wall mounting

PhotoSpring 10 has the unique advantage of two different visual frame modes: a traditional matted look with a black, gallery style outer frame or a streamlined modern look. After removing the top black frame, it’s easy to see how superior the plain white frame looks and how nicely it sets off your images, but it’s your choice and switching modes is easy. This frame is for tabletops only for now — no wall mounting unless you purchase a power cable with a 90-degree magnetic connector, which the company says will be available as an accessory.

PhotoSpring’s flexibility extends to its mode of input. You can send up to 30MB of photos directly to the frame via email, proprietary app, text, photos app share button, or from a browser. All media uploaded to the frame is automatically stored on the device. High-resolution videos of up to five minutes in length (or 1GB file size) play automatically in an integrated slideshow, though the frame does not recognize Apple’s Live Photos as videos, only stills. 

Various onscreen controls are accessible via a subtle green dot at the upper right corner. It’s hard to discern at first — you may have to consult the instructions unless you find it by chance while poking around the screen — but once you discover and tap it, the current image zooms out to reveal on-screen controls that let you delete, hide, favorite, alter rotation, add to an existing album, adjust formatting, or mail images to or from the frame. A settings menu facilitates the management of cloud accounts like Google Photos for sync or backup or Flickr for sync. 

The interface also lets you invite friends to upload images to your frame, change brightness and volume levels, schedule the frame on and off, and set up parameters for viewing slideshows and onscreen EXIF info for each image. We tested the Premium version of the frame, which features four hours of battery life, as opposed to the standard version, which you must keep plugged in. 

PhotoSpring is easy to use with most tasks accomplished with a quick tap and simple on/off switches — ideal for its non-technical target audience. Image quality is high resolution for the frame’s size, and because you can schedule on-off intervals, a motion sensor is not sorely missed. 

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