Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/184712/htg-reviews-the-nixplay-a-wi-fi-picture-frame-that-actually-works/
The digital picture frame market got off to a rough start; early frames were clunky, had tiny screens, very few features, and required you to manually update the pictures. Read on as we review the Nixplay, a next generation digital picture frame with Wi-Fi connectivity, cloud-based photo sharing, and a pile of user-friendly features.
3.99 a month even for multiple frames is not reasonable. I also did not see the ability to display a flickr feed. We need to be discouraging every item from having some sort of monthly fee. That fee means two things. Its tied to some sort of service and two there is probably a switch somewhere that if the company goes belly up your item turns into a doorstop without access to its server.
The extras are nice, but all I really want is a digital frame that can display a cinemagraph/GIF.
How to get the $99 price point? I clicked the link (on 3/31) and Amazon is pricing it at $149!
I'm looking to replace a Kodak frame that no longer works
That's really frustrating, Rob... I purchased the Nixplay in January at $99 and kept an eye on the price before I scheduled the article. It actually went down in price but I didn't change the link from the suggestion that it was at a $99 price point because I figured it might rise back up to the $99 price point again. It did more than that: it went up to $149 and now it looks like the third-party seller on Amazon is low in stock.
I had trouble hunting down a good distributor for the frame, which is odd given how widely distributed Nixplay's other frames are. I'm going to contact them and see what I can dig up. It's a really great frame (if you can get your hands on one!)
Before buying this, one should consider the cost of a budget tablet and self adhesive leg or command strip hanging attachment. This would give freedom of wireless operation (when charged) and wireless connectivity of one kind or another; even scalable file-storage.
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