Electronic picture frames are a great innovation and provide a much simpler way for us to display multiple photos; instead of printing the photos out and framing them separately, we can insert our memory card (some also accept bluetooth, USB etc.) and have our photos displayed at our convenience.
Traditional picture frames can provide the room with an authentic type of look, but an electronic picture frame has numerous advantages. Firstly, by purchasing an electronic picture frame you are freeing up your wall space as you only need one frame, not several. It is also much more cost-efficient to purchase just one frame, especially as electronic picture frames are relatively inexpensive.
Perhaps the biggest advantage these have over traditional picture frames would be the ease of use and convenience. Since these are quite new and don’t have many buttons on them, they can often be confusing to those of us who aren’t very tech-savvy. Even though they can be intimidating, they are actually very simple to use and can be set up within minutes. Once set up, they require very little maintenance and even this is only when you want to add/remove pictures.
When looking for an electronic picture frame, there are some factors that you should keep in mind. Firstly, is the frame mains powered or battery powered? Mains might be more convenient as you won’t have to worry about changing the battery but you will also have to deal with cables which could make the area look messy. Secondly, you should look at how you can add/remove pictures to your frame, can you connect it through USB, bluetooth, memory card? Memory card would result in an overall cleaner look but this might not be the best option for those who aren’t very tech-savvy. Thirdly, you will want to take size into consideration, contrary to popular belief, size actually does matter! You don’t want to buy a frame so small that you have to squint to see your pictures. Similarly, you don’t want a frame so big that it takes up most of the space on your wall and becomes invasive.