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Low-priced, entry-level frame that may not satisfy all tastes,
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This review is from: NIX 7 Inch Hu-Motion Digital Photo Frame - X07E. Motion Sensor for Auto On/Off & Hi Res 800 x 480 Screen (Camera)
No doubt some shoppers will be attracted to this particular frame because of the "value" price. If so, rest assured that it's a quality item made by a new and unfamiliar company (to U.S. customers) that offers highly responsive customer support. When I was somewhat disappointed with the resolution of images despite the modest price (even lower in its Amazon debut), I sent a couple of e-mails to NIX, both receiving immediate and helpful responses. On the basis of the information provided, I moved up to the NIX XO8A frame which, I discovered, represents more recent technology. The resolution was considerably sharper (close to that of a new computer screen), and the 8" dimensions I found more satisfying than the 7" screen for one overriding reason: whether viewed vertically or horizontally, the image was clear and vivid--large enough, in fact, that it was possible to enjoy rectangular-oriented and vertical-oriented images equally without rotating the frame. With the 7" model, on the other hand, a vertical image became so reduced in size that it was practically mandatory to rotate the entire frame to a vertical position to be able to enlarge the image sufficiently to see it clearly. With the 8" model, you can set the frame on your desk and forget about it.
Still, it's unlikely you'll find as good let alone a better frame than the X07B at this price point. Moreover, springing for the 8" model is apt to make some buyers wonder if they shouldn't go one better and splurge on a cordless model with built-in memory. If I had required a rationale to keep this one, it would have been that it represents a minimal investment in rapidly changing technology (I know individuals who are still kicking themselves for purchasing a 720p screen just before 1080p became the norm or, a little later, a 120hz refresh rate replaced a "mere" 60hz or, more recently, a 3-dimensional set struck their fancy far more than the expensive two-dimensional model that had recently arrived in their living room.) So in a rapidly changing technological field of necessarily depreciating assets, sometimes it makes sense to contain your inevitable losses. Nevertheless, the difference between the NIX X07B and X08A models is likely to strike some consumers as fairly dramatic.
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Initial post: Mar 28, 2011 6:29:38 PM PDT
I am thinking of using it to demonstrate different uses for a product I make. I think it will suffice for that purpose.
Posted on May 21, 2011 2:02:19 PM PDT
W. Li says:
Thank you for providing me with a detailed review. I noticed that the battery life is 1.5 hrs, which seems rather short. Does this product have a cord option so I may plug it into the AC? Otherwise I am not sure if it is practical to replace the battery every 1.5 hrs. Please let me have your comments.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2012 12:48:40 PM PDT
Samuel Chell says:
I hope it worked out. I notice that NIX has made upgrades to its products since my review. Accordingly, it's possible the resolution of the current 7" model is much sharper than the one I exchanged. As for the screen size (4:3 ration vs. 16:9 ratio, etc), that can be compensated for simply by rotating the frame to best accommodate the shot.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 29, 2012 12:54:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 29, 2012 12:55:25 PM PDT
Samuel Chell says:
As I recall, this model had a cord, just like the one I exchanged for an 8" model. And I'd agree that the battery life is short--about as long-lasting a charge as that of most lap-top computers . They're constantly improving, but it's still hard to make one last for a cross-country flight. (Notice the people in airports, constantly recharging their computers.) Perhaps in a frame, short-battery life is even more inconvenient. (The 7" NIX that I reviewed did not have auto-sensing, incidentally--one of the improvements (assuming it works) recently added to these digital frames.)
Posted on Nov 16, 2013 8:21:30 PM PST
E Summers says:
This appears to be a review written by the manufacturer itself. No one writes reviews like this in real life.
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