Get a Nixplay Iris 8-inch digital print support for $116.99 – CNET

December 12, 2017 - photo frame

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The Nixplay Iris looks like a normal print frame, though it’s digital — so fill it up!


I have news! This Thursday, Dec. 14, I’ll be appearing live, in-studio, for a subsequent CNET Holiday Buyer’s Guide. Yep, they’re vouchsafing me lay during a grown-ups’ table, where I’ll be bringing some disdainful deals on illusory present equipment — and maybe giving we a possibility to win a prize!

The uncover front during 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT), so bookmark that integrate and symbol your calendar! (And, yes, I’ll embody links to all a deals in box you’re not means to watch it live.)

In other news… well, well, well. You know how I’m always observant that Black Friday and Cyber Monday are kind of bogus? Here’s some-more proof: Amazon and Best Buy usually kicked off a holiday sale with prices that compare or even kick BF. That means, among other things, we can once again get a Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets for $30 and $50, respectively. (And Target has a Fire HD 10 for $100 — once again a best inscription understanding in history.)

Key takeaway: If we skip a deal, possibly on Black Friday or any other day, don’t persperate it — there’s customarily another one usually around a corner.

Give a present of memories

Go ahead, Jeff Bakalar and David Katzmaier, ridicule me all we want. Modern digital print frames are fantastic, and you’ll never remonstrate me otherwise.

For those of we who didn’t watch a initial Holiday Buyer’s Guide a integrate weeks ago, those dual jokers usually about strike a roof (and a floor) when we mentioned this product. Because apparently their final bearing to them was in 2005.

Allow me to propagandize we as we did them: Modern digital print frames offer pleasing designs, high-resolution screens, free connectivity and, in many cases, no monthly fees. Rock-bottom prices, too, in a box of today’s deal.

In other words, they’re zero like a frames of yesteryear — and that’s because they make an glorious gift.

But act fast: Today only, Amazon has a Nixplay Iris 8-inch Wi-Fi Cloud Frame for $116.99 shipped — a lowest cost to date. (It routinely runs $200.) That’s for a chronicle with a peach-copper frame. It’s also accessible in china and varnished bronze, though for $129.99. Update: Although Amazon’s sale pricing was short-lived, Nixplay is charity Cheapskate readers a $129.99 pricing on all Nixplay Iris models by Dec. 14! Just conduct to the Nixplay site and request promo formula CNET129 during checkout.

As we remarkable above, this support is entirely connected. It taps into your home Wi-Fi network to slurp adult photos from Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, Dropbox and other online sources. It also has a possess email residence that friends and family members can use to send new photos. A messenger app (for Android and iOS) lets we upload photos directly from your phone.

In other words, left are a aged hassles of adding new pictures. The Iris is also notable for operative in possibly landscape or mural orientation. A power-saving choice activates a shade when it detects sound in a room (!) and deactivates it when there’s not. The energy cord independently doubles as a frame’s stand, permitting for mural or landscape viewing.

And check out a poetic steel support — a poetic change from a black cosmetic bezels we see around identical products. The usually approach to tell this is a tech product is when we see a nonstop slideshow of all your changed memories. In your face, single-photo nondigital frames!

The inscription alternative

As some readers will positively mention, because not usually buy a aforementioned $50 Fire HD 8 inscription (or, for that matter, $100 Fire HD 10) and use that as a print frame? You positively could — though a knowledge won’t be a same. You can’t, for example, email new photos to it and have them seem automatically. Photo-frame apps tend to be treacherous or unreliable. And, let’s face it, no inscription looks as poetic on an finish list as this.

I consider my usually genuine reservation here is a size: an 8-inch shade is excellent for close-up photos, though we competence not get as many delight out of organisation shots, view and a like. For what it’s worth, Nixplay does offer incomparable models as partial of a Original, Edge and Seed lines.

Scoff if we want, though we count my digital print support among my cherished possessions. Various kin have them, too, and adore them. Because, let’s face it, because should photos stay trapped in phones and albums? They merit to be seen, if usually once in a while.


The petite Spark facilities obstacle-avoidance, among other considerable features.


Your thoughts?

Bonus deal: Wow, we roughly hatred to even discuss this one. The DJI Spark worker was $379 on Cyber Monday — a Cheapskate disdainful and a best cost I’d seen to date.

Today, Abt has a DJI Spark for $299, and $10 for shipping. Target indeed has it for $289 shipped (once we supplement it to your cart), though sales taxation will expected make a cost finish adult about a same.

Pro tip: Cashback use BeFrugal is charity 6 percent behind on Abt purchases, that would move your effective cost down to about $281. (New to BeFrugal? Get an additional $10 when we sign adult for an account.)

Cheeps, this thing was $500 until really recently. It’s scarcely as modernized as DJI’s $1,000 Mavic, and an comprehensive take for $300. I’m gobsmacked that a cost forsaken this many so shortly after Cyber Monday.

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