two minute review

The Nixplay 10-inch Touchscreen Photo Frame (also known as the Nixplay Touch 10) is a simple and relatively easy-to-use photo frame that is meant to resemble a traditional photo frame. It doesn't have the wood and glass construction of a classic high-end picture frame, but the design doesn't give it away within easy reach.

Nixplay wants you to be able to set up the Touch 10 and let it run, without worrying that it's consuming too much power. It has a schedule function, which allows you to set the times it turns on and off. You see this in almost every decent photo frame, but the Touch 10 also has an activity sensor.

You may assume that this sensor is some kind of camera, but it is not. Instead, it's a microphone, so mute means the frame will eventually go into sleep mode, if you choose to use that setting.

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Nixplay offers a paid subscription service that unlocks some features, but we don't think many people need to shell out the money. A totally free Nixplay account still allows the use of up to five frames, 10GB of cloud storage for your photos, and five "playlists," another word for a virtual photo album.

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These playlists can be shared with others so they can contribute, completing a robust set of features for an everyday digital photo frame. However, we are not completely satisfied with the way the photos are processed.

Nixplay loves Microsoft Powerpoint style transitions. We like having the option, but the default setting is cheesy. And the frame's image handling is not that great. Its presentation looks too sharp for Nixplay's low 800p resolution. You might think the limited resolution requires sharpness, but it actually draws attention to the limited number of pixels, causing annoying aliasing on objects like skyscraper outlines and power lines.

Will you really notice? It's not a casual use, but it becomes more apparent when you look at the images properly. Still, if that's not an issue for you and you like the Touch 10's traditional design and 'activity sensor' to automatically enter sleep mode, it's worth considering - and earns a place in our guide to the best. digital photo frames

(*10*)Nixplay Touch 10: design

The Nixplay Touch 10 could almost pass for a normal photo frame. We say “almost” because, like many tech companies, Nixplay felt the need to intrude too far into the image with a gold “Nixplay” logo section on top.

We wish that wasn't the case, but the Touch 10 looks great otherwise. Our sampler has a black exterior, with a nice warm-toned white section between the frame and the shade. It's all plastic, but it keeps the weight down.

Nixplay leaves a lot more room for style in the back, using a heavily embossed pattern, but who cares if you hardly ever see it? The Nixplay Touch 10 has a small recessed plastic stand. It's not super strong and doesn't need to be when the overall weight of the frame isn't high.

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Conclusion ? The Nixplay looks more like a regular picture frame than the Aura Carver, but the Skylight 10-inch Picture Frame has the upper hand for those looking for what might be called "realism," thanks to its even more understated appearance. glass for screen cover.

However, the plastic display surface of this "Classic Mat" version has an advantage here. Slightly softens reflections. The effect is much less pronounced than in the near matte Aura Carver, but the way it takes control is welcome.

In many ways, photo reproduction is also good. We like the color temperature of the Nixplay Touch 10 and found that it can reproduce rich tones well enough, although it probably wouldn't come close to the color depth of today's OLED phones.

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The 260-nit peak brightness isn't acceptable, but it will work fine for your needs unless you intend to put the Nixplay Touch 10 somewhere bright in your home. In this case, the Aura Carver and its 440 nits of brightness would be better.

We're not convinced that Nixplay's approach to sharpening always works in thought. The Nixplay Touch 10 has a 10,1-inch display with 1280 x 800 pixels. That's a low pixel count for this screen size, but standard for cheaper photo frames.

Nixplay tries to compensate for this low resolution by aiming for high sharpness, but this causes problems on objects that have very sharp edges. They appear a bit pixelated, jagged, which we found more noticeable than the look of a more soft-focus frame, where those harsh transitions are smoothed out.

The presentation of the photos is correct accordingly. Here is the power consumed by the photo frame according to our power meter.

Slide to scroll horizontally Mode Power Consumption Range 0 – Cell 2 100% Brightness 5,6 W (0,134 kWh for 24 hours) Range 1 – Cell 2 50% Brightness 4,3 W (0,103 kWh for 24 hours) Range 2 – Cell 2 standby 1, 1 W (0,0254 kWh) every 24 hours) Line 3 – Cell 2

Nixplay Touch 10: usability

Use the Nixplay app to load the Touch 10 photo frame with photos. There's no memory card slot, and while there's a microUSB connector, it's not used to store photos. Nixplay makes frames with SD slots and USB support, mind you.

You add photos to "playlists" in the Nixplay app and they are streamed from the company's servers to the frame. Adding photos is simple, assuming they're on your phone and ready to transfer.

Nixplay offers a subscription for the app, which costs $49,99/$49,99 per year, but we're pretty happy with what you can do without a subscription. You can store up to 10 GB of photos, you can play videos and have five active playlists. You could have one for a wedding or a vacation, for example.

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Different people can also be added to these playlists, giving them access to this selection of photos and allowing them to add more. This is where the concept of the playlist really opens up: isolating people like you would with WhatsApp groups.

The Nixplay Touch 10 is also compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant. We connected it to Google Home and were able to turn the frame off with a voice command sent through a phone. You can also make the frame display the time, which is useful.

All the smart parts are there, but using the Nixplay Touch 10 on its own is tricky. He is often slow to react, lethargic, and becomes frustrating. There's no way to view the current playlist thumbnails to select a particular image, as the on-screen "Go to Gallery" shortcut simply takes you back to the standard scrolling stream of images. You also cannot select particular images to display in the Nixplay app.

Initially, we weren't fans of Nixplay Touch 10's animated transitions either. There are 11 of them, including sillier effects like "pixilate." Set to randomly switch between these, the image frame can become a Powerpoint presentation nightmare. However, find one you like and stick with it, and everything will settle down.

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