Depict Frame Review: Museum-Quality Art for Your Smart Home!

Depict Frame Review: Museum-Quality Art for Your Smart Home!

(upbeat electronic music) – I’m Andru Edwards, and
you’re watching Gear Live. I’ve recently been giving you a look at different pieces of smart home tech to help you build out
the ultimate smart home. I’m talking about smart
locks, smart lights, smart thermostats, smart
doorbells, and a whole lot more. Today, we’re going outside of the box as we check out the Depict
Frame, a smart photo frame that displays the best art in
the world right in your home, controllable from your smartphone. By the way, big shout out to Depict for sending over their
flagship 49 inch display and for sponsoring this video. What’s going on, TechSquad? Andru Edwards here, editor
in chief of If this is your first time here, this channel’s all about
tech gadgets and gaming. So if you’re into that
kind of stuff, feel free to hit the subscribe button down below, along with the bell notification icon so you don’t miss any future videos. As I mentioned, today we are taking a look at the Depict Photo Frame. If you’ve been watching
me for any length of time, you know I’m into smart home tech. I’m into tech in general,
but I really like when tech allows you
to go outside the box, when tech thinks differently, and when tech can make things smart that you probably never
thought should be smart or would be smart in the first place. So if you’re like me,
when you first see Depict, you’re probably thinking,
“We’ve already had photo frames. “We’ve already been able “to control photo frames for many years. “Why do we need something
new in this space?” That’s what I’m here to
answer for you in this video. The Depict Frame is a 49 inch, 4K display, housed in a great looking wood casing, which you can get in
either black or white. The large size and ultra HD resolution of the frame isn’t the only thing that makes it well suited
to display artwork. It also sports museum
quality color accuracy and a matte finish that’s optimized for viewing both fine
art and moving images. Getting set up is actually easier than I thought it would be. Depict includes everything you need to mount the frame right in the box. You have the Depict mounting
plate with a built in level, four standard screws, four
wood screws, four wall anchors, a 10 foot power cord, and
you do wanna make sure that you hang the frame by an outlet because it does need to be plugged in. And lastly, of course, in the box, you’ll find the Depict Frame itself. As for what’s not included in the box, you will need to supply your
own drilL, but that’s about it. All you need to do is
drill the mounting plate into your desired location, get someone to help you hang the frame on
the wall mount, plug it in, turn it on and download the Depict app in order to complete installation. Now, one of my favorite features about the Depict Frame is
that not only can you hang it in a landscape orientation, which is how you probably
hang the majority of photos out there. Although, some of them are portrait, but it doesn’t matter
with the Depict Frame because it easily swivels and switches from a portrait orientation to a landscape orientation and back. So whichever way you
wanna look at your art or as you change the art on the frame, you can easily swivel it to
optimize what you’re looking at. Let’s talk about the art
that’s available to you to display on the frame. After you set up the frame,
you get access to Depict free. This gives you unlimited viewing
of free Art of the Month, which includes a handful
of different images. You can also preview premium
art for five minutes at a time and even set a slideshow of the free art. You can also display
any of your own photos right on the frame as well, but
for those who want more art, or for those who are more discerning or for those who find value in having a bigger collection of art, there is also Depict Premium. The $20 per month Depict Premium
gives you unlimited viewing of all the premium artwork
in the Depict collection. This translates to hundreds
of different art pieces that you can display right on your frame. Now, the 49 inch Depict
Frame does sell for $899, and you do have to pay a $75
flat shipping fee, as well, bringing the total price to $974. Everything about the
frame is high quality, and if you’re into displaying fine art, it’s kind of a no brainer. Of course, the price tag may
come across as steep to many, especially considering that you do have to pay an extra $240 per year to access the Depict Premium collection. That said, Depict truly does allow you to transform a room with art as often as you’d like without having to buy multiple pieces and having to constantly hang up
and remove static photos. The fact that you can
display your own photos and even create playlists of art to be displayed right on
the frame is a big win. That’s a nice bonus, as well. If you do wanna give Depict a try, orders can be returned within 30 days for a full refund on
the price of the frame, and that’s a great
policy because I do think once people get Depict into their homes, if they’re on the fence,
once it’s installed and once it’s turned on, the
product speaks for itself. And it’s impressive enough
that I think once you have it on the wall, you’re not gonna
wanna take it off the wall. There you have it,
guys, that was your look at the Depict Frame, available now. Head over to, I
will leave that link down in the description below in
case you wanna go check it out. Again, $899 for the
frame, $75 for shipping. You do get access to Depict free. The free Depict service with purchase, and you also have the option
to pay 20 bucks a month to access Depict Premium
to get access to hundreds of still and moving art. If you enjoyed this one, do
drop a like on this video. Let me know down in the comments below what you think of Depict. Is this something you’d
wanna add to your smart home? Do you think it’s as unique as I think? Because I’m pretty into this product. Let me know, comments below, I’ll meet you there
for further discussion. Thanks so much for
watching as always, guys. I appreciate your support. I’m Andru Edwards, and I will
catch you in the next video. (upbeat rock music)

26 thoughts on “Depict Frame Review: Museum-Quality Art for Your Smart Home!

  1. What do you guys think of the Depict Frame? Is it something you'd use in your home? I actually found it to be pretty awesome – a unique way to use smart home tech and the cloud to add a touch of beauty into any space.

  2. Is this an apple pic frame??? Or the new trending is price new gadgets at 1000$?? Too much money, this is a toy for reach people……

  3. WOW! Thank you for the information. What a great idea. The tech geniuses of today are coming up with everything we need and everything we just want. Thanks again, cindy

  4. …just when I thought "that song you use, basically, in all your videos" had a electronic remix…

  5. That’s a sweet looking frame. Colors and vibrance of the screen looked really nice. Yeah, a little pricey, but one of the best looking photo frames that I’ve seen!

  6. Interesting to see others following in the footsteps of Samsung with their “The Frame”. It was really good to see the Depict delivering what looks like an impressive panel.
    Very nice review as always Andru

  7. All I have to do is buy a bigger 4K TV for cheaper, hang it on the wall. Connect a Chromecast to the TV, get free Google pictures. I can use the TV for other things too, not just pictures, the price is just ridiculous. Come on!

  8. I would like a comparison video of this, the Meural, and the Memento. I think Depict only works with iOS, which is a bummer

  9. Seems like a waste of a 4k display. Surely it should be designed to double as a television? Kinda like what Samsung is doing with their TVs disguised as photo frames

  10. It's ridiculous that after four years they still have no android app. This is controllable by iOS only, no web interface, no usb. This is a $1000 paprweight unless you have an iOS device. Considering android has an 87% market share, this is a massive failure on Depicts part. The irony is, the frame itself runs Android.

  11. the problem is the frame is too bright and it doesnt look like paper art. Meural actually looks like art because the display tech they are using minimizes light output. in a dark room you can barely make out the image. I always felt like that aspect was the reason to buy one of these. if this doesn't have that feature then its just an overpriced less versatile tv

  12. You get to preview the premium pictures for 5 minutes but can you keep previewing them every time new guests come over?

  13. So I also own one. Got an email a couple weeks ago. The company is shutting down> I have owned this frame for 4 months. i emailed the company to find out if it will still work after they are gone. They don't know. Just wondering if anyone else knows anything about this

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