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Save $51 on the Nixplay Seed Wi-Fi digital photo frame (Update: Expired)

These things are fantastic. Great Father's Day gift! Plus, rent the powerful movie Just Mercy for free.

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The Nixplay Seed is a terrific digital photo frame and a solid deal at $119.


This is a very weird time to be writing about deals. It seems trivial in comparison with what's happening across the country right now. I'll simply say that Father's Day is coming, and if you're looking for something special to give Dad, I think this is a great choice. Plus, it's notably on sale for the second-lowest price ever. (The only time it was cheaper was during last year's holiday season.)

Today only, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Nixplay Seed 10.1-inch digital photo frame for $118.99. That's $51 off the regular price. 

I've written about these many times; they're among my favorite products. Instead of looking at the same framed photo, you get to look at thousands in a never-ending slideshow. It's such a great way to actually do something with all those photos you snap with your phone. And if you're giving this as a gift, it's great way to share new photos: You can just email them right to the frame.

The Seed can also slurp up pix from the likes of Facebook, Instagram and Google Photos . Because it's connected to Wi-Fi, you don't have to manually copy photos from a flash drive or memory card, as with photo frames of yesteryear.

This particular model works in either portrait or landscape mode; its cleverly designed power cord doubles as an adjustable stand. It has a motion sensor that turns the screen off to save power. Best of all: No monthly fee or any kind of subscription. Buy it once and you're done.

Could you use, say, an Amazon Fire  tablet as a dedicated photo frame? You could, but it would lack a number of key features. The joy of these things is being able to quickly and easily add new photos, and do so from afar.

So get one for Dad or get one for yourself. Either way, it's a purchase you won't regret.  

Read more: Father's Day gift guide 2020

Rent Just Mercy on Amazon or Google Play for free

Warner Bros.

Just Mercy is a 2019 legal drama starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson. It's based on the true story of Walter McMillian, who appeals his murder conviction with the help of a young defense attorney, Bryan Stevenson. For a limited time, you can rent Just Mercy free on Amazon. It's available free on Google Play as well.

The film is rated PG-13. It has a 4.8-star average rating (out of 5) from over 2,000 Amazon customers and 4.5 at Google Play. Foxx was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award for his performance.

I haven't seen it yet, but it's in my queue. Sounds like a great movie, and also an important one.

Read more: Classic movies by black filmmakers are now free on the Criterion Channel

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