Aura Carver digital photo frame review

The Aura Carver is a stylish, high-quality frame with some advanced features despite being the budget option

Carver Aura
(Image: © Hannah Rooke)

Digital Camera World Verdict

With excellent build quality and a super-smart app, this standout smart digital photo frame impresses from all angles. It does require a WiFi network, and it can only be used in a horizontal position, but a simple set-up, fuss-free features and superbly sharp, colourful images make this an attractive digital canvas for the home.


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    Excellent app, software and user interface

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    Very detailed screen

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    Simple streamlined set-up

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    Can be set-up for gifting

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    Freestanding design


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    Horizontal-only orientation

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    WiFi network required

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    No image quality tweaks

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If you’re looking for a frame that is super-fast to set up, looks sleek and allows other people to remotely add photos, the Aura Carver does all the above. You can’t use it in portrait mode like you can with the more premium models but it has a clever feature that means you can still add portrait photos. Digital photo frames make a great alternative to more traditional picture frames and you'll never have to choose just one image to use. 

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Jamie Carter
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Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

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