The Motherloot Blog: Product Reviews


Philips contacted us and gave us the opportunity to review their 9″ Digital Picture Frame, which we were extremely excited to try out. A digital picture frame has been on my Mother’s Day gift list for a long time so we were excited to receive one of these.

Philips is a fabulous company and one thing that I really appreciate about them is their knack for design. This photo frame is sleek looking and has nice clean lines. The stand is made to to lock into the two positions depending on how you want to stand it. Overall, it is just an amazing looking frame.

Unfortunately, I am technically challenged and I was very anxious to begin loading our pictures onto it when I received it, but the software was extremely confusing for me. I waited until my tech-savvy husband got home and had him try his hand at it. I had resolved it was due to my poor technical skills, but he was in agreement that transferring photos was confusing and the software that is included was not user-friendly. We had a lot of trouble figuring out how to transfer the photos from our PC. An easier option would be to transfer your photos to a memory card, which can then be stuck in the back of the frame, which simplifies the process compared to utilizing their software.

Once we figured out how to load the pictures, we could plug it in and begin displaying them. I was extremely impressed with the quality of the picture and how vivid the colors were on the screen. Not only were the colors extremely bright, but the transitions between photos were well done and did not have too long of pauses between photos or any hokey transitions between the photos.

This frame will store up to sixty photos on it, which can reduce a lot of cluttered frames in your home without taking up too much space. You can keep the frame running on a provided AC cable or on the rechargeable battery that is included with each frame. The frame also includes a very smart feature that will allow you to only run the frame at certain times of the day, like only when you are home, to save on electricity.

The Philips digital picture frame would make a fabulous gift for the grandparents, a wonderful Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift, or a gift for a special graduate in your life. The frame is currently on sale for $199.04 with free shipping through the provided link above.

Many thanks to Philips for giving us the opportunity to review such a wonderful product. We were not disappointed!

If you would like us to review a product for your company, please send inquiries to amy@momadvice.com. We look forward to reviewing products that mothers would love to hear more about!


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    Angie- I thought the picture looked really good on this frame. The program seems to naturally adjust them to the right size.

    As for the battery, it lasts for up to eight hours without the a/c adapter. The battery is rechargeable too, so you can just recharge it when it gets low.

    I hope that answers everything!!

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    Thanks for the info, Amy, I’ve been dying to see one of these in action. Hubby’s turning 40 in a couple of weeks and I’m thinking about getting him one. Two questions:

    Did you have any weirdness with the picture proportions (looking smushed or stretched)? I’ve heard that complaint about some dig. frames. And do you have any idea how long the battery would last if the frame were on all the time but not plugged in?

    I really can’t wait to see what the next few years bring in the way of simplifying these things and making them cheaper. I can really picture (sorry) a time when they’re what everybody has, can’t you?

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    Great review! I keep looking at these thinking they’d be a great gift for the grandparents. But neither set is super computer-savvy, so I can’t get anything that’s not very user friendly.

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