I came across an ad on Instagram yesterday just as I was thinking of ways to display all my artwork without taking up too much wall space. Not only was I pleasantly surprised but also totally freaked out that the internet can readmy mind!!! Spooky!
I received a digital picture frame a few years ago as a gift. It was certainly an upgrade from having my photos displayed as a screensaver on a desktop computer. Remember those days? Yep! Think ten years ago! The picture frame did what I needed it to do and I was elated. It was an awesome gift! But it’s location was limited to being close to a power outlet to save on batteries, and quite frankly it was small — think the size of an 8 or 10 inch tablet. Seeing the pictures meant standing right next to it. Not a big deal but still not ideal. I wanted something bigger but prices at the time were exorbitant, at least for my budget! As a result I lost interest in upgrading and learned to be satisfied with what I had — my adorable gift.
Fast forward 8 years to 2019. Samsung has rekindled my desire for a larger digital frame and they’ve added a twist — their version is also a TV! W-h-a-a-a-a-t??? Perhaps I’m late to the game on this, but bear with me as it is news to me as of yesterday! It’s called The Frame.
In Art mode, it displays your curated art or pictures as a normal wall hanging. In TV mode, well, it’s an honest to goodness TV! The cool part is, it’s flat, so if someone were to enter your home or office and see it alongside your other artwork, it looks like just another piece of art on display. Then, with a click of the remote, it becomes a TV. Brilliant! Samsung rocks!
I’ve owned at least 10 Samsung devices which include smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. I’ve also had my eye on the 17 inch large screen tablet called the Samsung Galaxy View to enhance my movie-binge experience, but then forgot all about it along with the other products sitting in the save for later portion of my Amazon.com shopping cart. The Samsung Galaxy View has since been upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy View2 which sports a new design, but now I’m all gaga over The Frame! Mind you, I’m still heavily considering the Samsung Galaxy View or View2 since they offer portability which The Frame does not. So only time will tell which one I eventually get.
So, what do you think of the Samsung Frame? If you have one, has it empowered you to own more art without cluttering your wall space? Has it lived up to your expectations? Share your thoughts….
Disclaimer: I have not done any research to see if other companies have an equivalent to The Frame so feel free to Google to your heart’s content if the Samsung brand isn’t your cup of tea.