After reviewing several digital photo frames, we found the NIX 8” Hu-Motion Frame worthy of our TopTenREVIEWS Gold Award. This digital picture frame offers a built-in motion sensor. This digital picture frame is available because of its quality, easy design and the features it provides.
The remote control accompanying the NIX 8” Hu-Motion digital photo frame is one of the more intensive remotes we used. It may seem overwhelming at first sight because the remote has buttons covering every possible area. Despite how it appears, the remote is very easy to use. The buttons are labeled with text titles such as Power, Zoom, Vol -, Vol +, Exit and Page Up, so you know exactly how to control your digital frame. Other buttons are clearly labeled with arrows and familiar symbols for play, pause, stop, fast forward and rewind. Remote capabilities are a great feature for any digital picture frame, and we were thrilled that the NIX digital frame offers one.
Hu-Motion is NIX’s motion detection sensor. The sensor turns on the digital photo frame when it senses motion. You can customize the time you want to wait for the digital frame to trigger the motion sensor; the times can vary from a couple of seconds to a full 24 hours. The digital frame sensor range is approximately 8.2 feet, so the digital frame is less likely to be activated from motions outside its immediate proximity. You also have the ability to customize the time frame to automatically shut off the digital picture frame if no movement is sensed.
The 8” display may not be completely portable; however, it can be if you want it to be. Although it is most often used as a home decoration, some users have toted it around to show family and friends photos of vacations and events. The digital picture frame does not have a built-in rechargeable battery.
The digital frame is compatible with SDHC, SD, xD and Sony MS memory cards, and it has a USB port. Through the USB cable that comes packaged with the digital photo frame, you can connect your digital frame to a Windows or Mac PC and transfer pictures directly onto the frame. The 1GB of internal memory will hold approximately 8,000 images, but that will vary depending on the size of your photos, and videos will take up more memory as well. This is the only digital picture frame we reviewed that has touch controls on the outer-right hand side of the digital frame. The blue touch controls are easy to access, which makes us appreciate the design, yet they are also always lit up which can be annoying for some users. The controls allow you to play your pictures, access the menu, exit or go back. You can also move left and right, up and down. This digital frame has a lot of options, but they are easy to access and simple to activate through the menu and the controls.
The NIX Digital website is very well designed. You can shop for digital photo frames based on screen size. Each product has a product name, brief description and a price located next to it so that you can more easily narrow down your search results. We felt the value of the 8” Hu-Motion Frame makes it their most desirable product. Not only is it well priced, but it is the only NIX photo frame that has motion sensors.
The digital frame product page offers a good amount of information and resources for the digital photo frame. There is a link that will allow you to access product updates, an instruction manual and user information. Each document is downloadable as a PDF that you can use as a reference at any point in time. At the top and at the bottom of the web page are links for contacting NIX Digital and for accessing their support page, which offers contact information, update information and an FAQs page.
We were a little disappointed by the fact that the NIX customer support team isn’t available through the phone. You can contact them through the email address that is available on their website. In our experience with NIX Digital customer support team, we found that although their emails are short and to the point, they did address most of our inquiries. They responded to our email in approximately 15 hours, fairly quickly compared to some of the others we looked at.
Overall, the NIX 8” Hu-Motion Frame offers the features that our digital picture frame review research found to be the most sought after in a digital photo frame. The digital frame is one of the best digital photo frames available because of its excellent display quality and 1GB of internal memory. Additionally, it is compatible with several memory cards, has an 8” LCD display screen and a motion sensor. It doesn't have a rechargeable battery. It seems to be the digital frame with all the bells and whistles. We highly recommend this digital picture frame because of the quality, versatility, ease and resources that we found while using it.
This digital photo frame offers 1GB of internal memory, a remote and motion sensors that automatically turn the frame off and on.
It does not have a rechargeable battery.
We recommend this photo frame because of the feature options and design benefits that make it easy to use.