Aura Mason Luxe frame

It doesn’t have to be a digital photo frame set and forget-me-not gadget, but it is usually. This is a passive product category. After reviewing this new Mason Lux frame, it didn’t take me long before I could add new photos or touch it every day. A few days after I uploaded my favorite photos, in the middle of a busy schedule, the frame was just beautiful jewelry. But like other digital photo frames, Mason Lux often catches my eye throughout the day and amazes me every time he does it.

Sharpness, of course, is the main function of this frame. With a higher resolution of 1600 x 1200, with a higher resolution of 2K (2048 x 1536), it looks really bright and vibrant. Bright images appear when viewed live. Even from extreme angles, these memories are still highly visible.

Although Mason Luxe may not have overpowered my awakening, he still displays the photos he has stored in a stunning display. More than any other frame, it makes me constantly think that I have to upload more images just to see what they look like.

TL; DR

Benefit:

  • The HD screen (2048 by 1536) looks stunning
  • Unlimited photo and video storage
  • Video playback with audio

Cons:

  • Premium-priced frame (especially for 9.7 inches)

Buy at Best Buy.

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Main Mason Luxe Frame
The Mason Lux frame can be used in landscape or landscape orientation.
Tyler Hayes

Aura sells a few different sizes and styles of digital frames. I will focus on its Mason Luxe version as it is a new and premium option. Mason Luxe sells for $ 249.99 and sits next to the $ 199.99 Mason frame.

For reference, the basic Mason frame measures only 9 inches in diagonal, and the Mason Luxe is 9.7 inches and higher. Another major difference on the opening is that the Lux version has a speaker for playing audio.

Both versions of Mason Frames have unlimited photo storage and you can rotate to landscape or portrait, adjust slide show speed, mix photos and use iOS or Android mobile apps. There are many similarities between the two versions.

I can only comment on the appearance of Mason Lux. I do not have a standard Mason frame for direct comparison. I have a Meural 15.6 inch Smart WiFi Photo Frame, which is 1920 x 1080 resolution. But these two frames represent very different products. The Meural Large Digital Frame has anti-glare IPS liquid-crystal screen with TrueArt technology to make photos look printed and physical. Mason Lux is not trying to deceive anyone into believing that the screen is digital. It is packed with enough pixels to be sure, though. The stone-like border is fashionable if it is not a little thick.

The Mason Luxe screen is likely to be a reflection. It can cause some vision problems in bright and sunny places. Although the occasional flash I saw about the product in the last few weeks may be the only disappointing aspect.

Main Mason Luxe Frame
Because the frame screen is shiny, there is a chance of capturing a bit of glare in bright areas.
Tyler Hayes

Videos!

Another upgrade from this frame to the Mason Luxe version comes as a rear speaker for videos. as such September 2021, All company frames can support videos, but only the upgraded hardware will have a speaker to play audio from videos. (Frames without speaker play videos quietly.) The new IOS app on the App Store that I downloaded uploaded 30 seconds of videos, but this feature still seems to be made of metal, despite the warning “Add photos”.

Mason Luxe has a hole in the back, where the speaker lives. In the highest setting, the whole frame speaker is bigger than my iPhone 13 Pro than playing audio. The Mason Luxe does not distort the sound and still has good sound quality for it. The frame can provide ample view of the crowded living room.

Videos can be played automatically when their place in the photo rotation. After a video is played, it displays the first frame until it is converted to the next media. Videos, or even Apple Live photos can be played again by tapping the touch strip at the top of the frame and then sliding your finger to playback options.

I think getting support for videos is generally a useful feature of Aura frames, but I stopped playing videos automatically by converting auto-play videos in the Aura app. Although I like live photos on my phone, I do not even like playing short live clips. Personally, I am a little more traditional by liking only the images in the frame. This feature of live photos is not enough to be considered useful, but for those who do, it works well here on Mason Luxe.

Aura app

If the software is painful to use, it does not matter if the screen on the Mason Luxe frame looks good. Fortunately, the Aura mobile app has an easy-to-understand interface. The software component of the company is simple and easy from the start. Above all, Aura focuses on sharing the frame with multiple users. The immediate or distant collaboration is one of the main reasons why Aura Frame is a great gift. Frames can allow anyone to upload photos via the Aura app on Android or iOS.

If there are any complaints about the software, the application is very simple. There may be very few organizational elements for photos, such as no folders or playlists, and pictures can only be displayed in sharp or chronological order. It’s a good line because I’m worried that the most advanced features will strengthen the whole experience. If you want to dig into the app, you can manually crop photos to suit your chosen frame direction. That is the size of the manual editing controls.

More than any other frame, I really think Aura is the biggest competitor Google, At his Nest Hub, or Amazon, With Echo Show. Those devices may not hold a candle to what the Mason Luxe looks like, but the two companies with the smartest displays can solve the problem of the old photo library. Aura is dipping his fingers into artificial intelligence, and for example, when the frame is in horizontal position, it tries to combine portraits. But the lack of some kind of automated photo library connection planned for the future is the weak link in Aura’s long-term strategy.

Do you need to buy a Mason Lux frame?

Main Mason Luxe Frame
Mason Lux has a stone-like frame. There is a touch-sensitive strip at the top to perform basic tasks (in both directions).
Tyler Hayes

Coming to it, this Masonic Lux frame is a beautiful, consumer-enhanced screen. When it comes to digital frames, the screen can be said to be just the most important thing. But for some people, extra money may not be worth it. The other frames are not that low quality, by the way. I have personally seen the main carver frame, and it looks great.

A small 9.7-inch screen that costs about $ 250 – similar to some. 28-inch 4K displays– It is a big investment. I really like what Mason Luxe looks like, and it can brighten memories. No one agrees with the low-cost option. If you do not go with Mason Luxe, A different aura frame The company has a strong focus on one of the best sharing and collaboration application experiences.

Buy at Best Buy at $ 249.99.

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