I bought this digital photo from amazon for £34.99 to go in my living room. the frame itself is high quality and very stylish.
I had hundreds of photos and was sick of them being stored in an album that you only take out once every 5 years or so.
The best feature, I think is the motion sensor which switches the frame on when it senses people nearby, saving on power. I think this is a brilliant idea. I wish more appliances did that.
The frame also came with a remote control, but I have never used that and don't really see the point. It is good enough value without.
The frame automatically rotates your photos depending on whether or not the frame is placed horizontally or vertically, which I find so clever.
The picture quality is amazing, even better than the prints and it holds hundreds of pictures at a time.
It connects with both usb and sd cards. The only downside is that I cannot get it to connect with my ipad or iphone directly, I have to first download everything to my pc and then connect the frame to that. So if anyone has any ideas or suggestions that would be amazing?
Having said that the instructon guide provided is very clear and it is very easy to set up and download pics from your pc.
I would recommend this 100%.
This is the first digital photo frame I have ever purchased and its not to bad in all honesty. I was initially put off by the high price of digital photo frames but found this one to be a reasonable price and decided to give it a go. It comes with a USB lead which you simply use to connect the frame to your PC or laptop. Your PC / laptop will then recognize the photo frame as an external device and from there you simply drag and drop the photo's. You have the option of the frame runnning as a slide show. Its pretty easy to use and its a fair price although after a week or 2 of using it I found I couldn't be bothered to update the photo's and got a bit bored of it. It now sits on the mantle piece always switched off lol. Its good for a while but the buzz kind of wares off quickly. I'm a fairly busy person so dont find the time to update it. I ended up whacking on tons of photos and just letting the slide show run but got bored of seeing them after a while.
Its a good item but for me a wasted purchase I feel.
After a trip to New York I thought I should get a couple of digital photo frames to showcase the photos in a couple of rooms in my house. This is the better one. With a sleek design, it looks quite futuristic with a very nice interface that the user will find easy to use.
The screen is very large for what it is, and shows photos in very good quality, providing you have taken high quality photos, if your photos are quite poor quality, then the effect is quite grainy, but this is to be expected.
YOu plug in your SD card which can go as high as 32GB (I think), I have a 4GB one which runs very smoothly and can display around 3000 high quality photos. You are shown them on a slideshow feature, which can put the photos in a shuffled order, or the order on the memory card. Transitions between the photos are very smooth, and the whole device screams quality.
Overall, this is a very good product to buy if you want to show your latest photos off, without calling one of those big gather round the TV moments. The design is enough to get anyone interested and hopefully theyll be just as interested in your snaps!
After using my camera and storing all my images on a sd card, i needed a device that would show all my pictures without printing them out and wasting valuable ink from my printer.
I was looking at buying picture frames on the office works website in Australia and came across a digital photo frame for $199 AUD.
I could not believe my eyes as i did not know that a digital photo frame ever existed. I decided to buy the photo frame for its price and design.
As i first unpacked it and used it for the first time the it had many features and a very nice user-friendly interface.
The screen is a huge 7 inch with a nice black exterior. The main features of this device is the slide show and the SD card support which gives you unlimited space to place to store your photos in. The slide shows have some very sleek transitions and the menus are very responsive while being easy to use.
In terms of battery life it uses a Lithium Ion type which is rechargeable and lasts a few hours or you can use mains power for heavy use.
I placed this picture frame in the living room where it is visible to people walking in the door. Its great to look at a picture frame and see a different picture each time.
It uses usb flash drives which is an added bonus. You also get a remote control so you can sit back and enjoy the memories without having to get up and change pictures.
Overall it is a very useful device to have in your home that will stand out. Now your pictures can come to life and can be taken anywhere. It is very reliable and have not had any mechanical issues so i highly recommend this product.
I have hundreds of photographs in boxes, album and on the PC and I scanned alot of my originals onto the PC and then onto a memory card because my sister bought me this photo frame for christmas because she knew I was taking too much space up on my computer. So transfering them to a memory card was a good idea because I can now see them all on the digital photo frame.
I am not sure how much this cost as it was a gift but I think it was priced around £50, but I think it is worth it as it is excellent value.
It has a 7inch screen inside a larger frame, it is black, the special features are it does a slide show with individual transitions between photographs and you can pause individual ones and you can set a timings between how many seconds you want to view each picture.
Slideshow interval times: 5sec, 15sec, 30sec, 1min, 5min, 15min, 30min, 1hr.
Battery Type: Lithium Ion which are rechargeable.
Also can be used from power mains adapter which is included and while it is plugged into mains and used it charges your battery without interuption.
It can also be free standing and looks excellent on any windowsill or cabinet or even in a conservatory and dining room, all your family and friends can view your photos together and all the family from your ancestors to grandchildren or even great grandchildren can be viewed from this frame perfectly.
It is also compatible with: SDHC, SD, xD, CF, MS Memory Stick , MMC and USB Memory Stick.
It is also remote control which is handy to flick through any photos you want to skip through.
It is a lovely little display to show off all your family and friends photographs.
I rate this product a 5 star.
My Mum and Dad have hundreds of photos of their grandchildren, but of course, can only display a relatively small percentage of them as framed photographs. The rest are stored on their computer and therefore not viewed very often.
The solution has been obvious to me for a while: a digital photo frame. Until recently, however, the price of the high quality ones was extortionate, and the performance of the cheaper units inadequate.
A search on the internet showed that now, digital photo frames are available at a decent performance and price, so I decided to buy one as their Christmas present.
I chose the NIX Designer Series Cordless 7 inch Digital Photo Frame as, at only £69.99 from Amazon, it appeared to have a high specification for the price.
The box contains only a few items; photo frame, stand, power lead, manual, and USB cable. The photo frame is finished in black, with a frameless glass front that looks very stylish. This will not look out of place in most living rooms. The stand allows the frame to be mounted in either portrait or landscape orientation.
I'd (covertly) copied all of Mum's photos onto my computer so proceeded to download the pictures onto the photo frame. This proves extremely easy: the USB lead is connected to the device and PC. The computer recognises the unit as a removable hard drive, and photos are simply copied across to the 'data' directory.
The frame accepts a wide range of memory cards, so most camera's cards can be directly inserted into the unit, bypassing the need for connecting to a PC.
Being a USB device, transfer of photos was not instantaneous, but did complete in a reasonable time. Once the photos were transferred, I disconnected the unit, then turned it on for the first time.
Immediately, the slide show commences, using default settings, displaying each of the photos in turn. Changes to the default settings are easy to make. The unit displays a series of 'virtual' cursor keys when not showing pictures allowing the user to scroll through the various menu items quickly and easily. These keys then disappear when the slideshow is running; leaving a clutter free screen with no distractions.
The unit offers a high resolution (800 x 480 pixels), with a reasonably large screen of seven inches diagonal. The quality of the display was initially slightly disappointing. I was looking at it from a distance of a few inches and the pictures looked slightly grainy and washed out.
My misgivings disappeared when viewing the photo frame from a distance of a few feet, set upright on its stand. Here, the photos stand out brilliantly from the black frame. The screen has a wide viewing angle, so can be enjoyed from across the room.
The digital photo frame has 2Gb of internal memory. I'd copied over 200 photos, but found that there's still a huge amount of space left for other photos to be added (around 1000 2Mb files can be copied into memory).
A tip: most digital cameras take photos of a much higher resolution than the 800 x 480 pixels offered by this device. If you have the time, reduce the resolution of your photos to around 800 x 480 or similar before copying onto the digital photo frame. This will make space for even more pictures.
Was it a hit with Mum and Dad?
Well, Christmas day arrived, the frame was unwrapped and we put it on the mantel piece and, as a family, sat back to watch the show.
I'd set the slideshow speed to five seconds to scroll through the photos quickly, but other, slower settings are available (15, 30 seconds, 1, 5, 15, 30 minutes, and one hour).
The pictures stored on the digital photo frame's memory are of the grandchildren growing up, so contain some wonderful, special events in their lives. Watching the slideshow brought back these memories as if they were yesterday, evoking laughter, and lots of aaaah's as special times were recalled (sometimes to the embarrassment of the kids who were in the room watching with us!).
This one photo frame was able to show hundreds of photos from across almost two decades of the children's lives. It was clear that, my Mum in particular, found this to be a wonderful present: her family's history contained in a small, stylish frame. I'd chosen well, and the NIX had delivered.
This photo frame offers excellent value for money. It is stylish, has a good quality, high resolution screen and offers a huge amount of memory for storing pictures. A quick check today shows that it's just been reduced in price to £59.99; a bargain.