If you’re like me, you probably have thousands (ok, more like tens of thousands) of photos on your phone. And yet the majority of your memories remain dormant on your phone camera roll. So what’s the best way to put more of your favorite pics front and center, in a spot where they’ll be appreciated? Digital frames right? If you remember digital frames were all the rage in the mid-2000s, but the problem was those that claimed to be “high-definition”— were never as crisp as the screens found on the latest smartphones and tablets…. Until now.
Let me introduce you to Aura Frames – the next generation digital frame that beautifully (and easily) displays the best photos from your phone.. Aura’s screen is pretty much identical to the 2048 x 1536 pixel Retina display in the iPad. Even Oprah has recommended it: “This digital frame is magic! Download and sync the app, and with the Family Share option, Grandma can see your latest photos on her frame all year long, no social media required.” — Oprah
I first unboxed it, plugged it in, and download the Aura App on my phone. It then scanned my camera roll and automatically grouped photos by the people in them. Then I told Aura who I wanted to appear in my frame, and it pulled all the pictures into its queue. In terms of convenience, this bluetooth-enabled digital frame is the way to go! Instead of having to fuss with SD cards or USB thumb drives, the app sends your curated photos to the frame wirelessly. This makes it easy for other family members to add photos—and to remotely manage a frame that you’ve given to a parent or other family member. It doesn’t stop there. Aura is truly ‘smart’, as it cuts photos that are too blurry, too dark, or doesn’t match aspect ratio.
Esthetically, Aura Frames is just as beautiful as it is smart. The photos don’t do it enough justice. It has an Ivory frosted body with either Rose Gold Trim or Charcoal with Black Trim. I stood mine on my night stand, but you can also hang it on the wall. It has no buttons as you fully control everything remotely through the app on your phone. Although it does have a sensor which you can wave to the left or right to scroll through images from a distance!
In short, Aura Frames is truly the best digital frame that will be well sought after with a chic design that combines a high-quality display with all sorts of digital bells and whistles. Honestly, it’s an investment piece for sure but there is truly no price on something that displays your memories as a reminder of happier times. It’s a the perfect holiday gift for a family member (like your mom who ‘likes’ all your photos on Facebook or or your grandma who lives is always calling and asking for pictures).