Most of us have hundreds, if not thousands, of photos just sitting on our phones and computers that we rarely get to revisit in a polished way. There are too many to print and frame, and more keep piling up. That’s why I love digital frames.
If you’re thinking of the tacky, pixelated digital frames of the early aughts, don’t fear! They’ve come a long way. They’re nice to have around the house, and they also make great gifts. You can set them up for others and push your latest vacation photos straight to them, so your folks or grandparents can always stay up-to-date. They do require a Wi-Fi connection, but if that’s no issue, I have several recommendations. These are the best digital picture frames (and the worst).
Don’t have enough pictures? Check out our many other buying guides, like the Best Compact Cameras, the Best Mirrorless Cameras, the Best Photo Printing Services, and the Best Camera Gear for your Phone.
Updated November 2022: We’ve added the newest, less expensive Aura Carver as our top pick. We’ve also updated prices and links throughout.
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