When I was younger, I used to have a photo frame that scrolled through various digital pictures. It wasn’t long after digital cameras came onto the scene. I used it for a while and as I ended up with a huge crack on my very first Digital camera, I think it got put in it’s box and that was that. I was a little skint and didn’t have a new digital camera for ages (the joys of being at Uni!) This was years ago, so when I was contacted by Nixplay to see if I would want to review a Nixplay Smart Photo Frame, I was really curious to see how they have evolved. Also, I am completely rubbish at ever printing any pictures out and it would be a good way to see some of my favourite pictures on display!
More About Nixplay Photo Frames
Nixplay was born from the idea that families could stay connected, privately wherever they may be! Not everything needs to be shared on social media but at the same time, families and friends can live miles apart and do want to keep in touch and be updated about each other’s lives.
This is where a Nixplay Smart Photo Frame can be priceless. Enjoy your photos and videos on the Full High Definition Widescreen display.
These frames start at £169.99 and can be wall-mounted or free standing. The frames come in varying sizes and with varying picture quality from HD to 2K.
Photos are easily uploaded via the Nixplay App and you can invite others to share pictures, which is perfect for family members.
Setting up Our Nixplay Smart Photo Frame
The frame arrived and we were kindly sent a black, 10.1inch HD frame. I was really excited to get cracking. I did wonder if it would be hard and time-consuming to set the frame up, especially with an app to download. I’m not the most patient of people. I was however, pleasantly surprised.
The frame comes with some very easy to follow instructions and I found it very easy to get going. They show you all the functions of the frames and remote control that comes with the frame.
What I liked about the frame was the stand, as you use the cable and can move it around to have the frame in portrait or landscape mode. We chose not to wall mount the frame, as we have quite a large room and it would look small.
Once all was out of the box and the frame was plugged in, I was ready to download the app and get cracking with uploading photos.
I easily found and downloaded the app from the Apple Store (you can this on Google Play too). I had to create an account and log in.
You then need to pair your frame with the app and will need your WiFi code handy. It was quite easy, as once connected a 16 digit code appears on your frame and this needs to be entered into the app. However, for me it was automatically in the app, so even easier!
Then you are free to upload your pictures to a playlist. This was easy to do but took a while and the app did take a while to “catch up” when I was clicking on the images I wanted to include. Once I picked a good amount, I uploaded them and they appeared on the frame!
You then have the option to invite others to share photos to your frame. I invited my husband, as he can take some cracking ones on his phone and I don’t always see them!
You also have the option to connect to Google photos, so the Nixplay smart photo frame is always up to date. We chose not to do this, as we take some rubbish pictures now and then and my phone is connected to Instagram stories, so we would have a lot of ramblings on the frame!!!
What Did We Think?
I was really impressed with our Nixplay Smart Photo Frame. As I mentioned, it has been years since I had anything like this. The frame looked good and was very easy to set up. I really loved the practical stand.
Apart from the app being a little slow at times when I was picking my photos, it was pretty easy to download the app and pair with the frame. As I said, I can be a little impatient and hate to read long-winded instructions but this was fine. The step-by-step instructions were all you needed and not loads of reading and wading through.
The photo quality was amazing and my middle daughter literally just stared at it for ages, watching the pictures cycle through. She was fascinated by it. I do find myself getting hypnotised by the photos when I working (or supposed to be!) You do need to remember to update your images if you choose not to use Google photos, as the same ones will scroll a lot!
I love the way others can share images too and it would make someone’s day to have so many lovely pictures appear on their frame.
The frames are not the cheapest of gifts but I do feel would be lovely for a family member or friend who you didn’t see as often; possibly someone who isn’t always on social media.
Overall a lovely, well-designed product and a thumbs up from us.
Disclosure – we were provided this product in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own.