Digital photo frames are the perfect gift idea for parents and grandparents because they make it easier to enjoy their children's, grandchildren's and other family pictures. However, updating pictures to the frame is usually not convenient; most of the time, the only way to do this is to use a USB or a SD card, or to connect the frame directly to a computer. Grandparents and technologically-challenged relatives struggle with this; and this cannot be done remotely.
Pix-Star Wi-Fi frames addresses this issue in a very smart and simple way, by using photo-mails. Pix-Star provides users with multiple convenient possibilities to transfer pictures to the device, the easiest one being to send pictures as an attachment by email (photo-mails) to the frameâ€™s own and dedicated email address. Itâ€™s as simple as that!
Instantly receive photos from those you love from anywhere in the world using photo-mails!
This frame is part of the Pix-Star's desire to make photo sharing easier and to bring generations together through easy technology. Now, no matter where your photos or the photos of your friends and family reside, you can be certain you will be able to access them. Sharing pictures is now easier than ever.
Pictures are taken everyday, most are shared on social networks or forever doomed to stay on a digital camera or computer. Thanks to the connectivity and ease of use, Pix-Star brings generations together and helps reduce the feeling of loneliness and distance.
EASY TO CONFIGURE, EFFORTLESS TO USE, WITH POWERFUL FEATURES AND A FREE,UNLIMITED STORAGE ONLINE ACCOUNT
The Pix-Star PXT515WR04 FotoConnect XD 15 inch is the biggest in the family of easy-to-use Wi-Fi and email photo frames from Pix-Star. With the ability to receive and send photo-mails directly from the frame, a computer becomes unnecessary. No monthly fee is required. Configuring the Pix-Star frameâ€™s Wi-Fi connection is quick and easy and can be done using a few buttons on the compact remote control. Turn on the frame and ensure it is located within reach of the network you want to connect to. The Wi-Fi network configuration is automatically detected and all you need to know is the network password if your Wi-Fi network is encrypted. There is absolutely no software to install. Once configured the frame works without the need of a computer. It displays beautiful 1024 x 768 resolution photos on a big 15-inch screen. The new Pix-Star PXT510WR04 FotoConnect XD 15 inch LED LCD displays bigger and better images with crisper, brighter and more natural colors. Its 4:3 ratio display is perfectly suited for most digital camera photos as they appear in full screen... No more black strips! It has a 4 GB internal memory, which can store up to 15,000 pictures (may vary depending on picture type). Enjoy the best shots of your family in full screen and full resolution!
SHARING, RECEIVING AND SENDING PHOTOS HAS NEVER BEEN SO EASY!
Send pictures directly to the frame by email!
Pix-Star invented the concept of â€œthe frame with an email addressâ€ several years ago. Since then, it has been the easiest way to share pictures with friends and family directly from the frame. You can also directly send pictures from one frame to another frame!
You can visit www.pix-star.com to register your frame within minutes. Choose a personalized email address for the frame and you are ready to send, receive, share and enjoy pictures on your Pix-Star! Friends and family can now email photos directly from their computer, Smartphone, tablet, or Pix-Star frame to your frame.
For instance, your brother takes a selfie in front of the Eiffel Tower with his Smartphone. He just has to send it to your Pix-Star email and the picture will arrive on your frame within seconds. Even better, you can send your brother's selfie directly from your frame to your Mum's frame. There is little excuse now to not share your daily life with loved ones.
The frame checks for new incoming photo-mails AUTOMATICALLY and an icon is displayed on the screen to inform you when a new photo is received so that you can open it. A sound notification can be added (configurable). You can also tell the frame to automatically accept incoming photo-mails. Grandma wonâ€™t need to learn new skills or touch anything to see your photos!
You can instantly share your photos for free with friends and family who appear in your contact lists. Customize your contact lists directly on your frame or from your account at www.pix-star.com. Send pictures to your friends, to their Pix-Star frames, or to any email address, so others can see what you see. Connecting with distant friends and family through the magic of pictures has never been easier or faster.
Are you worried about spam or unwanted pictures coming to your inbox? The security of your frame and its email address is protected by an advanced email filtering system. Options can be easily configured in your Pix-Star web account.
NO TOUCHSCREEN, NO FINGERPRINTS TO WIPE OFF!
Enjoy your photos in full screen, full resolution with no fingerprints. This frame has a small remote control and buttons on the back of the frame to complete all tasks without touching the screen.
The remote control has been simplified and optimized to use only a few buttons to control the whole unit to make it even easier for anyone to use it.
SIMPLICITY AND EASE OF USE
Your frame is really easy to use and has an intuitive interface for easier navigation even when you have thousands of photos stored on it. It allows you to organize your pictures so you can display only your external web albums, only your local albums, or a 'Play All' feature, which groups all your photos in the same slide show. As soon as photos are added to your frame, they are automatically resized into a 1024 x 768 format to fit perfectly in the 15-inch high quality display. The LCD screen will present your best shots in a 4:3 aspect ratio and photos will be rotated to their proper orientation automatically.
This frame is perfect for those loved ones who are slightly â€œtechâ€ challenged. Once configured, the frame runs on auto-pilot, accepting photos, automatically rotating, forecasting weather, playing slideshows, and easily bringing joy to so many people.
FREE AND EASY REMOTE MANAGEMENT FROM THE WEB + MANAGE UP TO 25 FRAMES FROM 1 ACCOUNT!
Each frame comes with a FREE online personal account with unlimited storage for your pictures. It allows you to remotely monitor your frame. Thanks to this dedicated online account, you can help Grandma and Grandpa configure their frame or put new pictures in their account for them. When you login to your personal Pix-Star account from your computer, you can:
- ADD, DELETE albums or pictures
- CUSTOMIZE your slideshows
- MANAGE your contacts and security parameters
- CONFIGURE your frame's parameters
Moreover, it's also possible to manage all your family's Pix-Star frames from one SINGLE account! At Pix-Star we call this a "Multi-frames account".
There will be ONE UNIQUE email address created for all the frames (in addition to their unique individual email address they already have) and then you can ask your friends and family members to send pictures to this Multi-Frames account's email address, the photo mails will be dispatched automatically to each frame!
Same for web albums, when you create a Pix-Star web album or link one of your Facebook, Google + or other online albums inside the multi-frame account they get automatically to each frame account.
Also, each frame keeps its personal email address when being part of a multi-frames account. It means that you can still manage individually and send pictures to a particular frame even if it belongs to a multiple frame account!
ACCESS YOUR PICTURES FROM THE LARGEST SELECTION OF ONLINE PICTURE STORAGE PROVIDERS!
Pictures can be added by email, an SD card or a USB stick, but Pix-Star also has the option to link your frame with online albums. Pix-Star offers superb and comprehensive support for the largest number of online picture storage providers. For instance your Pix-Star frame can display your albums from Facebook or your friends' albums.
We currently offer access to more than 20 providers and our team is always adding new providers. Here are some of the online picture storage providers youâ€™ll be able to access with your Pix-Star: Google +, Facebook, Dropbox, Smugmug, Shutterfly, FlickR, OneDrive, Photobucket, just to name a few. You can also access pictures from Photo RSS feeds.
Moreover, your Pix-Star frame updates these albums automatically 3 to 4 times per day to automatically detect when you ADD or REMOVE pictures from the provider's website.
Pix-Star syncs with more online albums than any other frame!
UPnP â€“ DLNA SUPPORT ALLOWS EASY ACCESS TO PICTURES STORED ON YOUR LOCAL COMPUTER AND LOCAL NETWORKS!
Pix-Star has always been about accessing pictures wirelessly from different sources.
In addition to accessing your pictures stored in your online personal account, you can now use your Pix-Star to display photos stored on your local network, on your PC (Windows 7 and above), Macintosh (additional software required) or any compatible NAS server. You no longer need to copy or transfer pictures to the frame: you can easily browse through your Pix-Star menu, find your device in the list, click PLAY, and your photos will begin to display in streaming mode.
MORE THAN A PHOTO FRAME, A COMPANION OF YOUR DAILY LIFE!
Our latest version takes the frame to a new level of entertainment with several hundreds web radio stations, weather forecasts, games for the brain and reminders. Pix-Star is much more than a connected digital photo frame: it assists elderly loved ones, friends, and family in their daily lives.
PLAY WEB RADIO STATIONS AND LISTEN TO YOUR MUSIC!
Listen to your favorite music or stay informed with news stations. Pix-Star offers you the possibility to listen to several hundreds of web radio stations from all over the world. If we donâ€™t have a station pre-programmed, just fill out a request online in your Pix-Star account and we will try to add it.
If you want to play your favorite music while you enjoy your photo slideshows just plug in your USB stick of SD card and the frame will play the audio files. For even better audio quality or louder music you can plug in your own portable speaker (USB or jack).
Your frame can display 3-day forecasts for cities and countries of your choice, a great tool to keep friends and family up to date on the weather where you live. If your city is not on our list just send us a request and we will try to add it for you.
GAMES FOR THE BRAIN
If youâ€™d like a break from viewing photos, have fun while training your brain through the brain training games! The frame is pre-loaded with games such as Sliding Puzzles, 2048, Sudoku, Mine Sweeper, etc...
Moreover, very few Grandparents use recreational high-tech products because they are too complicated. Thanks to its ease of use, Pix-Star wants to make the games accessible and useful. Indeed, with these simple entertaining games we hope it will contribute to help our lovely elderly friends and family to keep their brain fitness and mental acuity longer.
ALERTS AND REMINDERS
Never miss an appointment thanks to the frame's reminders. One time event? Daily alarm? Birthday? Doctor appointment? Meeting? A bell will ring and a notification will be displayed on your frame at the time you set.
This is even more important for seniors because with old age or some sickness such as dementia, Alzheimer's disease... forgetfulness can be very annoying. The elderly can very easily schedule reminders and alarms on regularly basis or not on the frame. This way, both seniors and their relatives can feel relaxed because Pix-Star will help them remember appointments and activities.
PLAY SLIDESHOWS YOUR WAY!
At Pix-Star we believe that watching pictures should be a delight. That's why we offer you the ability to customize your slideshows in many ways.
Through your online personal account, you have the ability to create slideshows with the pictures of your choice â€“ even if they come from different sources.
If you want to be surprised when watching your pictures, slideshows can be configured to play photos in different orders such as â€˜normal,â€™ â€˜random,â€™ 'newest first,' 'oldest first,' or even a 'repeat recent pictures' mode where recent pictures are repeated more often in the slide show. Transition time can be adjusted with many predefined values and you can select between many transition effects. You can also rotate pictures. You can easily copy pictures to the frame's local memory using an SD card or a USB stick (with our smart auto-resize feature).
Here some parameters you can customize to â€œslideshow you wayâ€:
- Normal mode
- Repeat recent pictures (this mode populates the photo list in order to play the latest pictures more frequently) of the last day, 2 days, 3 days, week or month.
- Only latest pictures (this mode will display only the latest available pictures) of the last day, 2 days, 3 days, week or month.
- Horizontal Sliding, Vertical Sliding, Rotations, Zoom in, Flip, Fading, Ken Burns Effect, Boomerang, Wheel Clockwise, Wedge, Multi 1, Multi 2.
- Normal mode (show one picture at a time, keeping the picture's size ratio)
- Collage 4 pictures (display a collage formed by 4 pictures)
- Collage 5 pictures (display a collage formed by 5 pictures)
- Smart Fill (auto fill the screen, stretching the picture if necessary, only when the picture ratio is close to 4:3 to avoid too much distortion.
- Alphabetical mode
- Newest first
- Oldest first
Intervals (between each pictures)
- 2 seconds, 3 seconds, 5 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 1 minute, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 6 hours or 12 hours
With a power consumption of less than 10W. With the AUTO POWER ON/OFF feature (auto sleep mode) you don't have to unplug your frame before going to sleep or worry about wasting energy. From the frame's settings you can schedule the times when your frame will automatically turn on and off. Emails will still be received even when your frame is off for the night or weekend.
Display size (diagonal): 15 inches - 38.1 cm
Display type/backlight: LCD/LED
Display brightness/contrast: 250 cd/m2 (600:1)
Dimensions (mm): 370x280x30
Display area (mm): 304x228
Display resolution (pixels): 1024x768
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Image file format: JPEG, JPG, BMP, PNG, GIF (including animated GIF)
Memory: 4 GB
Card support: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC
Pix-Star Digital Photo Frame
AC Power Cord (worldwide compatible, input voltage from 100V up to 240 V)
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