NETGEAR Meural WiFi Photo Frame Review

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NETGEAR® recently launched the newest addition to the Meural family – the Meural WiFi Photo Frame. We got hold of a review unit and check if it is any good.

The Meural WiFi Photo Frame comes with a stunning 15.6-inch display and simple photo-sharing features that showcase personal photos and art. The new Meural WiFi Photo Frame builds on Meural Digital Canvas products. A completely reimagined connected photo frame that allows you to experience photos in a beautiful way, this new desktop digital photo frame is designed for the enjoyment of your cherished moments on the brilliant display.

For digitally savvy customers, digital photo frames is a good way to store, share and display memories of special occasions and life events at home or in the office. The new Meural WiFi Photo Frame is also a design piece, a must-have for anyone who is looking to beautify their smart home. Now you can ‘stay connected’ by means of its wireless syncing ability to users’ phone photo albums, ensuring that paired devices are always up-to-date, and memories and emotions can be transmitted and evoked even over seemingly large distances. This is an important selling point for this product.

Families can live across entirely different continents, between grandparents, parents and children, retired, working, or schooling overseas. The Meural WiFi photo frame steps in and provides a platform for families to share memories and events immediately without any tedious or time-extensive syncing or transferring of data from device to frame.

The Meural WiFi photo frame can be set up, connected to the WiFi, and synced to users’ phones, which is a large leap from the previous style of having to manually upload photos and videos from a Micro SD card into a frame with a very low storage capacity. With the Meural family, you can sync up specific photos to specified frames, and even schedule specific playlists and content throughout the day. Whether you decide to set one up at home, or in your parent’s or grandparent’s house who may live in a different block or in a different country altogether, they’ll always feel close and connected, thanks to the smart technology built into the Meural WiFi photo frame.

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In a world where millions of memories are being captured on smartphones, but are often limited to these small screens, the Meural mobile app lets you instantly and seamlessly add your favourite photos to the crystal-clear display of the Meural WiFi Photo Frame.

Pictures come to life with clarity on the large 13.5 x 7.5-inch frame and 15.6-inch diagonal display. The anti-glare screen and patented TrueArt technology deliver life-like photos to be enjoyed from any angle and the premium woodgrain-trimmed frame makes it the perfect fit for any home or office setting.

With a simple “wave up” on the Meural Photo Frame, the unique gesture control shows the location and date of any photo, which are tagged with the image title automatically. Additional details are also accessible in the photo’s information shown on the screen, which can be easily modified to add more personalisation and descriptions.

• Schedule albums and playlists to show at different times of the day so everyone in the family can see what they want when they want.
• Integrated sensors monitor the room’s ambient light to ensure the proper brightness of all the images and the frame can automatically go to sleep when it’s dark.
• The Meural WiFi Photo Frame also stands in both portrait and landscape orientations and auto orients photos and content to fit the display. Live Photos from Apple iOS and short format videos – up to 15 seconds – are also supported with Meural, so you can see your memories come to life from the display.
• The Meural WiFi Photo Frame joins the existing Meural Canvas II family, available in 21-inch and 27inch display sizes, which also benefit from these new photo-sharing features on the app.

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The new 15.6-inch Meural WiFi Photo Frame, as well as the larger Meural Canvases, include 100 sample artworks curated from an Art Library of over 30,000 images from leading museums, artists and collections from around the world. This is another feature we love as you can show different art piece on this frame.

Introducing new content additions to the Meural library

NETGEAR has also introduced two exciting content additions to the platform’s art library; the iconic Peanuts comic strips by Charles Schulz as well as a selection of spectacular video artworks from Sharecare Windows, which capture the natural world in all its splendour and are designed to promote relaxation and wellbeing.

Peanuts:
Following on the tradition of a generation, NETGEAR is pleased to be releasing one Peanuts comic strip playlist – from the 18,000+ archive – every week, complemented by original collections of character and themed artwork.

Sharecare Windows:
NETGEAR will be releasing two themed Sharecare Windows’ collections a month; mesmerising, ambient videos that provide a natural antidote to the stresses of quarantine. Themes include Beaches, Sunrise and Sunset and Shinrin Yoku or “Forest Bathing.”

Sharecare Windows is part of Sharecare, the leading digital health company created by digital health pioneer, Jeff Arnold, and cardiothoracic surgeon and Emmy award winning TV personality, Dr. Mehmet Oz. Clinical usage has shown Sharecare Windows’ videos to be effective in reducing intrusive noise levels, encouraging healthy sleep patterns and reducing stress.

In summary, we loved this Meural WiFi Photo Frame because of its high quality screen, which can display photo and art piece in realistic way. The ability to sync photos and artwork over WiFi and program them on an app is another good feature.  Another feature we loved is that Live Photos from Apple iOS and short format videos – up to 15 seconds – are also supported with Meural. The quality of the frame is solid and build by a reputable company.

Availability:
Distributed via Kaira Global, the Meural WiFi Photo Frame (15.6-inch) is available on NetgearStore.sg, as well as through other online retailers including Lazada Singapore, Shopee Singapore and Amazon.

15” Meural WiFi photo Frame (MC315) – (SGD $449.00)
21” White Meural Canvas – Gen 3 (MC321WL) – (SGD $699.00)
27” White Meural Canvas – Gen 3 (MC327WL) – (SGD $899.00)
27” Dark Wood Meural Canvas – Gen 3 (MC327HW) – (SGD $899.00)

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