Christmas Gifts my Parents might actually Use this Year!
By: Kanika Bali
Ryan Negri wears a lot of hats; a son, a husband, father (to two lovely dogs) entrepreneur, innovator, philanthropist. Among all this, it’s a wonder how he has time to think about Christmas gifts for parents. Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for parents to receive gifts they never use, or even open; What a waste!
Christmas is an important time period for Ryan. Ryan cannot join his parents physically for Christmas, not because he’s unable, but because it’s too cold and it’s basically a 50/50 chance they make it there. To make up for it, the gifts needed to top all the years before and he had to make sure they would actually use it! Ryan is based out of Vegas and his parents live all the way in Northern Wisconsin and as he says, “My family hasn’t used my last three Christmas gifts, this year should be a lot easier.”
In comes Nixplay digital photo frame, a WiFi cloud connected solution Ryan says, “This one provided a way for me to load the photos for the technically unsavvy.” The Nixplay photo frame is an easy to use digital photo frame. You can send images directly from your phone, social media or email to your digital frame. Moreover, it comes in different product lines with distinct features, sizes and colours! It’s a great gift for empty nesters. Ryan bought two Nixplay Iris 8 Inch frames, for both sets of his parents. Nixplay Iris offers a sleek, chic design that is designed to shine from every angle. It fits in perfectly with any home.
For Christmas, Ryan preloaded albums onto his parents frames. The digital photo frame was a great “turn on and set up and leave it alone.” For families like Ryan’s it’s hard to make sure all your memories get shared, especially when they live so far away. Having dogs that grow and change everyday adds to this challenge, because most parents love to see what the most active members of the family are upto. Also, since due to his active lifestyle he’s always out and about seeing, experiencing and taking pictures of new things. With so much done, it’s a waste to leave pictures lying on the phone when they can be displayed and shared on his parents frame. With the Nixplay digital photo frame, Ryan could tell if his parents turned on the frame and were online- this way, he could make sure they’re using their gifts ( and catch them if they weren’t!)
Indeed, both sets of parents used the frame. Another benefit of being part of the Nixplay family is 24×7 customer service. Ryan says,” My mother in law wasn’t pleased with the stand, so the wonderful customer care rep, Klaudine, overnighted her a seperate one to you.”
Now, after buying Nixplay as a gift for his parents. Ryan has realised the connectivity it brings and he’s planning to buy another frame for a family member who is a photographer, so everyone can make sure to see her stunning photographs. The Nixplay Edge is a great product for photographers because it allows SD card functionality along with the WiFi functionality. ( We know how many pictures that continuous shutter can bring in, so with Nixplay Edge just insert the SD card in straight away instead of going through the process of sorting and editing.)
Apart from spending time with his dogs and his beautiful wife Amy, who is an avid photographer- Ryan’s hobbies include golfing, hiking, and traveling. He’s the founder of Laicos, a Technology Startup Studio at Laicos.com. Find him personally on RyanNegri.com and twitter, @RyanNegri.
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