Pros / The frame makes it really easy to get started so you can view photos right away.
Cons / Colors look a little dim on this frame.
Verdict / The lack of Wi-Fi means it takes more work to access your social media pictures, but for photos stored elsewhere, this digital photo frame is easy and fun to use.
The Aluratek ADMPF108F lets you share video, audio and photos from your recent or distant past easily. This 8-inch digital photo frame stood out in our digital photo frame reviews because it's truly simple to set up and use. You can just plug in a jump drive or camera card and start enjoying your images.
The test photos looked quite nice on this digital photo frame's screen. We asked in-house experts to look at a variety of photos from a variety of sources, including one that was originally a slide, one that was scanned in as a paper print and one smartphone photo. Our reviewers noted Aluratek's colors were a little dimmer than those of other electronic picture frames, but comparable overall. If you prefer brighter photo colors, check out the Pix-Star Foto Connect.
This digital picture frame automatically resizes photos and does a respectable job of recreating the colors. One of our expert panelists wrote that the photos were clear and true to color, with no pixilation. There is very little reflection on the screen, and you can see the pictures from lots of different angles.
The frame's ability to display video in addition to pictures is a nice benefit that lets you share videos of your kids or grandkids on a much larger screen than most smartphones. It could also be helpful for a business owner who needs a quick and easy way to show off products to potential clients.
Although you cannot connect wirelessly to your photos on your social media accounts with this frame, you can always save those photos on a storage device and then save them to the unit's internal storage. The 512MB of allotted space is comparatively little, since some competing frames offer as much as 4,000MB. Some frames offer no storage, though, and 512MB is enough to help you at least keep your favorites within easy reach. The size of your photos makes a huge difference in how much you can store, but 500MB is a fair amount, especially since you can access many more photos on portable storage devices like jump drives.
Adding music to a slideshow can evoke even more memories than photos alone, and this frame allows for that with its built-in speakers. There are also nice extras like a built-in clock and calendar.
We found this frame very easy to use. It scored in the top three for ease of use. We had it out of the box and showing photos in seconds. A convenient remote control means that you can change which photos you see with the click of a button.
In the interest of energy savings, there is a timer that lets you set this frame so it's not projecting photos to an empty room in the dead of the night. A motion sensor also stops the frame from showing photos when no one is in the room.
This digital frame scored high for versatility. You have quite a few options for personalizing your slideshows. There are 11 different photo transitions to choose from, and you can display each photo for as little as three seconds or as long as one hour. The ability to display the frame on the wall would make it even more versatile, but there is no pre-drilled hole for that. It would be best on a desktop or shelf.
Aluratek stands by this product with a one-year warranty and several options for customer service. You can ask questions by chat, telephone and email. The website answers a lot of questions too, with product descriptions and FAQs pages.
- Photo Quality
- Internal Memory
- Number of Transitions
With a very high score for ease of use, the Aluratek ADMPF108F stands out for user-friendliness in our digital picture frame review. For not much more money, you can get a web-connected device, but this is a nice low-maintenance frame. The pictures looked very nice in our tests, and we were able to view them in seconds after unpacking the frame from the box. This frame makes it easy to organize and share photos and videos from a wide range of sources without having to print anything.