Every 15 seconds, the picture in the Aura frame on my side table changes to a new photo of someone in our family. It does so completely silently, and with no effort on my part. Each of the several hundred photos which pop up on my frame has been easily uploaded by my husband, our daughters, or me from our smartphones. The process is surprisingly simple. We do not have to be at home or near the frame in order to upload a photo.
Our frame contains photos of all four of our daughters and their families, including our eight grandchildren. It also includes photos of family weddings, trips to Disneyland, vacations, and even old photos of family members who passed away decades ago. This has been one of the best gifts our daughters have ever given us!
Is Someone You Know Hard to Buy Gifts For?
After telling our daughters several times to stop sending us "challenging" technology gifts, which often involved complex set-up, one of our daughters called last summer and told us that she and her sisters wanted to buy my husband an Aura digital frame (Ad) for Father's Day. I was unsure about it, but she convinced me that he would love it. We both do!
Aura Frames Make it Easy to View Our Photos
Our daughter helped each of us download the Aura app to our phones. When we click on "Add Photos" on our Aura app, it opens up a window on our phone showing us all the photos we have ever taken and stored on our phones. We simply choose the ones we want to add to our frame and, within a few hours, they begin to randomly show up on our frame, mixed in with the photos which are already there.
Here is the best part. Our daughters can also add photos to our frame from wherever they are, even thousands of miles away, and our frame will hold an unlimited number of photos! If one of our daughters takes her children to Disneyland or on a hike, photos will begin to show up on our frame for us to enjoy. If one of them discovers an old photo in an album, she simply has to take a picture of the photo with her phone, and then add it to our frame. They can even download pictures from the internet, save them on their phones, and add them to our frame. It is so easy, my husband and I have enjoyed adding photos of our parents, grandparents and other ancestors who have been deceased for many years. You can add any photo you would like to see pop up on the frame.
Aura Frames are Like a Private Facebook Page in Your Living Room
Personally, I think of the frame as a private Facebook page that no one knows about, except members of our family. We see our favorite family photos, as well as the favorites of our daughters, and we can share them with each other privately.
There Are a Variety of Frame Designs to Choose From
You can choose the Aura frame color, size and design (Ad) you prefer. You can scroll through the different options and choose the one which will fit the best with your home décor.
You Have Control of Your Frame
In settings, you can set the time when your frame turns on in the morning, and turns off in the evening. You can also control how long each photo is visible, before being replaced by the next one. We have them change every 15 seconds, but we could also let each photo stay in place for 30 seconds, a full minute or even longer. You can also move your hand over the top to scroll through them a little faster, or back up to one you just missed.
You also control who gets invited to add photos to your Aura frame.
No Smartphone? There is an Aura Frame for That, Too!
If you don't have a smartphone or don't want to use an app, you can still get an Aura frame and add photos to it, using a "photo backup stick to get from phone or computer to frame, with no WiFi." They have thought of everything!
Personally, now that we have lived with our frame for a few months, I cannot imagine a better gift for someone special in your family. Our daughters shared in the cost of our Aura digital frame (Ad), and it is now one of our favorite gifts from them.
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