There’s nothing quite so special as family photographs and I have discovered a brilliant way to display them around the home – the Nixplay Seed 10.1 smart photo frame.
We already stream our music with multi-room audio and this is a similar concept, but for all the photos you love, without having to search for them on iCloud for hours or thumb through old family photo albums.
It’s also a far cheaper way of displaying your photographs than trekking off clutching a USB stick in the quest to find somewhere to print them off. Realistically, there are only so many photo frames you can display without cluttering up the place.
I can also add more photos as I go along with just one click and create different albums of our family days out and holidays. The possibilities are endless – a Christmas album, birthdays, any family celebration you can think of.
Photo sharing is a doddle too – simply email to the relevant Nixplay account. You could send photos of the kids to the grandparents’ Nixplay Seed – how many of us remember to send a postcard when we are on holiday these days? It doesn’t have to be your personal frame.
What’s in the Nixplay Seed 10.1 box?
The frame comes with a regular plug, a travel plug, connection cable, remote control and the digital 10.1-inch frame. At the back on the frame already attached is the stand and it can be placed either horizontally or vertically.
It’s quick and easy to set up. Simply attach the connection cable to the back socket and plug in at the wall.
How to set up the Nixplay Seed 10.1 Smart Photo Frame
Setting up the Nixplay Seed was really simple to do, even if you’re a bit technologically challenged, as I am.
Firstly, make sure you download the free mobile app via the App Store. The app gives faster photo optimisation and 15-second video for both iOS and Android users.
Then you pair the frame to your phone which takes no time at all. You are then ready to transfer your photos. The best way to organise your photos is on the app you’re able to create an album, give it a name and then add your photos and videos to it. You could even add captions if you wanted to. The photos and videos are then instantly sent to the frame.
Features of the Nixplay Seed 10.1
This is a pretty impressive piece of kit as the husband would say. The Nixplay Seed offers:-
- Instant sharing from anywhere in the world using the app or email
- Simple connection via WiFi
- Nixplay friends – invite family and friends to send photos directly to your frame
- Access to all your photos via different devices using your Cloud account
- High-resolution display – with clear and vivid colour photos
- Hu-motion sensor – the frame automatically turns on when you enter a room
I started by sharing photos of our recent family day out to Dan Yr Ogof Caves in Wales and Kingsbridge in Devon. I created the album, added my chosen photos and sent them to the frame. As you do this, the frame alerts you that it has new photos to display which is particularly helpful if you are sending them to someone else’s frame.
The quality of the photograph display on the frame is excellent – at least as good as looking at them on an iPad or mobile phone. And, with Father’s Day coming up in June, what a great idea for a gift.
Caitlin and Ieuan loved the frame and the idea of being able to send their own photos to it. Having a blogging mother has certainly given them an interest in photography too.
You can find a full range of digital frames at Nixplay.
I’m really impressed with our Nixplay Seed frame. Having your photos constantly on display is a lovely reminder of special times and is the memory boost you need to keep refreshing your photos and sharing them with the rest of the family.