Nixplay 8 Inch Mulberry Seed Review

About Nixplay

Nixplay have been going for ten years created by founder and CEO Mark Palfreeman! His team are obsessive about design and functionality just like they are with security and they invest heavily in customer service. 

“George Burns famously said that happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family. In another city. Whether you agree or disagree, today’s reality is that many loving, caring, close-knit families are living in separate cities, states, countries or continents. It’s this reality that drove our founder and CEO Mark Palfreeman to create Nixplay – a means for families to stay connected, privately, wherever they may be.”

For all questions and queries just click here for extra information.

 

 Nixplay

 

What is Nixplay?

Nix play is a photo frame but not just any photo frame! A digital one! You can:

  • Access photos from your social media platforms.
  • Create Playlists of your favorite moments.
  • Nixplay Mobile App connects to your frame.
  • Ultimate wireless solution, no more memory sticks or cards.
  • Cloud Storage to keep your photos safe and secure.
  • Alexa integration,
  • It has a variety of colors to choose from, the Nixplay Seed helps you to frame moments with a touch of fun.
  • It is designed to fit stylishly with a fish-scale look in your home – the slim, cable stand design stands and powers your frame in either portrait or landscape.
  • Nixplay Seed turns on when you enter the room to display the most recent photos and off when you leave.
  • There is an option of 8 inch, 10 inch and 10 inch widescreen and 13 inch widescreen.
  • It is the ultimate photo experience: high resolution IPS display 1024×768.
  • No more memory sticks or cards.

Each Nixplay Digital Photo Frame comes with a power cord and a remote control. Since the frame needs to be plugged in, you need to find a spot for it that’s close to a wall outlet.

 

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This is all the items that arrived in the box! You have different plugs too which are handy.
Always connected so you never miss a moment
The Nixplay Seed is the easiest way to get in touch with your photos.
Using WiFi connectivity, display photos sent from anywhere in the world.

 

 

Watch my YouTube box opening and mini demonstration

Setting up the Nixplay Digital Photo Frame

Set up is quick although does take some time (for me) organising the photos as what was on my Google account but I didn’t want on the frame came up, however, it’s pretty easy once and you just connect the power cord to the frame, plug it into the wall then turn the frame on.

From here, you can connect the frame to your WiFi and start sending photos to the frame!

The frame prompts you to register for a Nixplay account – so set up your account in a few seconds with your email – this allows you to upload pictures from your social media accounts (including Facebook and Instagram) or online storage (e.g. Google, Dropbox). Since there are so many different ways to store photos, it makes sense that Nixplay has made all of these options available.

To add photos to the frame I created an album on Nixplay by adding photos from my Google account and my Instagram. You can sort the photos by date or alphabetically, then drag the album to a playlist then you can order how you want the play list to play in the frame.

 

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Displaying your photos on the Nixplay Digital Photo Frame

There are several options for displaying your pictures on a Nixplay frame:

  • For brand new photos taken with a digital camera that haven’t been uploaded to your computer yet, you can put your compatible SD photo card right into the slot on the back of the frame. The final option is to use the USB port in the back of the frame. 
  • If you want to display older photos that are already on your computer, you can register for a Nixplay account, upload your photos there, and send them directly to the frame through your WiFi network. 

Once your photos are on display, you can enable the motion sensing feature as a way to save electricity. The frame will turn itself off once it no longer senses movement.

There are lots of easy settings that you can choose either on Nixplay or directly on the frame using the remote which is what I prefer to do.

 

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Control Your Frame

Remotely control all frame features from the Nixplay app. The all-new app home screen gives you a view of what’s being shown on the Nixplay frame (as well as the frame’s orientation), putting playlist and frame control perfectly in the palm of your hand.

Curate Your Memories

Create playlists of up to 2,000 photos and share these directly from your phone to the frame. Video playback (now supported on Android and iOS) supports playback of 15 second stories with audio control.

Curate Your Memories

Create playlists of up to 2,000 photos and share these directly from your phone to the frame. Video playback (now supported on Android and iOS) supports playback of 15 second stories with audio control.

…from families who build for families

They have a team of engineers working full-time to make your sharing experience the best it can possibly be. They’re families building for families. And they’re not finished yet! Expect more improvements – all the time.

The frame works with:

  • Flikr
  • Instagram
  • Google photos
  • Dropbox
  • Alexa

 

Price

Obviously depends where you purchase from, the size or Nixplay product! This 8 inch Mulberry seed costs £129.99 on Amazon and on their site the same but obviously different sites offer different guarantees!

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

 

Nixplay say “with 7 years of experience, a dedicated customer service team and focus on the development of new services and features, we are committed to delivering high quality frames and services that allow you to share and display digital memories in a sophisticated way year after year. To assure you of the quality and service we provide, we give you a full 1 Year Part’s & Labor Warranty at the time of purchase and have a full time customer service support team ready to assist you in any way.” 

About Trees for the Future

So, buy a Nixplay Seed plant a Seed.

Why Nixplay Chose to be Involved
“Giving to “Trees for the Future” allows us to participate in a cause we feel strongly about. We don’t live in a perfect world, the fight against poverty and climate change are becoming more and more urgent and pressing. Nixplay has decided to be part of this big project to help make things better in some way.”

More than just a tree.

Trees for the Future is a Maryland-based non-profit organization founded in 1989 that helps communities around the world plant trees. The charity provides farmers with tree seeds, technical training and on-site planning assistance.

Visit trees.org to read more

 

The All-New Nixplay Mobile AppShare your photo and video memories directly from your phone to your Nixplay frame. Anytime. Anywhere.

 

Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play

  • Easier Photo And Frame Management
  • Better Navigation And In-App Controls
  • Enhanced Performance and Usability

 

 

The safest way to easily share memories.

Stay connected, privately, with your friends and family. Wherever they may be. 
The all-new Nixplay Mobile App gives you hassle-free frame control, 
photo and video curation, friends management and more.

 

 

 

Thoughts

Pros

  • So many pros to this product – from the ease of use to the style to the fact you can actually show your photo in a frame when these days a lot of the photos you take aren’t being seen.
  • It’s really cool the frame can tell if people are there via its sensors.
  • Once the frame is paired to your mobile app, you don’t need to have your mobile device on the same wifi network as your frame to take control of it. This gives you in terms of staying connected with family members – in order to remotely control the frame, or add photos to a playlist, all you need is a special pairing number from the frame, which is put into your mobile app. This means that you could either set up a frame for a loved one before gifting it to them, or if they have already bought one, you just need the pairing number from them to add their frame to your app, so it’s pretty cool!
  • You don’t get to see friends and family often if you’re in different parts of the world, perhaps they don’t connect on all social media or perhaps they are older but in the digital era, Nixplay has solved this problem by making it incredibly easy to display photos as well as share them.
  • I think it’s the perfect gift for your loved ones as you can capture beautiful moments and instantly display them via the Nixplay mobile application for iPhone and android or send pictures by e-mail directly to the Nixplay Seed. Sending videos per app function is currently only available on iOS devices.
  • Every time you purchase a Nixplay Seed, one seed gets planted by their partners from Trees for the Future.

 

Cons

  • Lack of a 3:2 aspect ratio frame to match the aspect of photos from almost every DSLR out there, however, they do offer a variety of interesting ways to either crop or letterbox your photos to overcome this. They make 4:3 aspect frames and not just 16:9 widescreen frames, as this keeps the letterboxing or cropping down to a reasonable minimum if your photos are shot in 3:2.
  • The frames needs a power cable is something that I think holds them back from greater adoption just because it’s not as easy to slot a digital frame onto a mantlepiece amongst your other frames and/or ornaments because you’re always going to have to deal with a cable,however, this solution from Nixplay is about as elegant as you could hope for as you may not be able to place it on the mantle over a fireplace but you shouldn’t have any issue finding a great spot for it where it can be seen.

 

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17 thoughts on “Nixplay 8 Inch Mulberry Seed Review

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  1. Wow! This looks like a great way of displaying your photos without having to print them out. I love that they plant a seed for each one bought, great idea.
    #KCACOLS

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  2. I love this idea! I have seen one type at a friends house and have my heart set on one since so this is a great review and good timing for me, thanks.
    Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.
    Mainy

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  3. Really honest review and loving the video. I actually used to own a digital photo frame – and then when we moved home we lost it in the process. The fact that it integrates with Amazon’s Alexa makes it a great buy too! #SnappedUp

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