The Joy Album is equal parts virtual photo album and digital frame. At 13.3 inches, the full HD touch display is bigger than your average digital frame (and tablet) and can display both stills and videos. When not in use, the Joy Album sits on a wireless charging station; it’s easy to move it on and off as you switch between album and frame. Images are loaded into the album via Wi-Fi using a browser or free mobile app, and stored in the cloud. They’re automatically arranged into albums, though you can wade into the app to customize the albums to your own liking, too.
The Joy Album is more than simply an image viewer. You can initiate screen sharing and voice conferencing so that you can connect to other users and let them see your Joy albums remotely. Friends can be invited to upload their own images into your album as well. You’ll get 10GB worth of free storage with 200GB available for $4/month and 1TB available for $10/month. The Joy app can pull in images from Google Photos, Dropbox, Facebook and Instagram accounts so your photo media images are also visible in your living room.
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