Polaroid Zip to Print Smartphone Selfies Instantly!
After selfie sticks, Instagram, Facebook, digital cameras, yet another gear is just added to selfie-obsessed mobile photographers’ list of tech toys – Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer.
So why just share online? Use this print-on-the-go portable printer to print high-quality, glossy magazine-style, full-color selfies to regale in some more self-love or self-glorification! No, you are not living in a narcissist’s dream, but a reality indeed. This brand new Polaroid Zip printer is the perfect marriage of contemporary smartphone photography and years-old Polaroid instant photo print. It’s compact, awesome and worth your pocket too – both in terms of size and budget.
What is Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer?
Debuted at CES 2015, Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer is a palm-sized printer which connects to your smartphone via Bluetooth or NFC wireless technology and syncs with the photo library using an app. Simple, isn’t it? Then once synced, this instant mobile printer can print all your smartphone photos without needing a printer cartridge. Voila! Though it may remind you of old a Polaroid instant camera, but is certainly much handier than the former. Because unlike the years-old Polaroid camera, Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer is conveniently sized and feels lighter in your palm and pocket. Don’t be food by the size (roughly in the size of iPod Classic), it is well capable of emitting 2x3” full-color photos which will not smudge and distort picturesque memories.
No-strings-attached mobile photo printing solution
It is a dream device for all random smartphone photographers irrespective of the platform of smartphone (well, not Windows yet) – Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer works well on Android and iOS devices. Polaroid made it extremely easy to pair with your smartphone as it just takes syncing the printer with the app on your phone (that was quick!). Yes, Polaroid offers a dedicated app for Android and iOS platforms to sync and print color photos from any folder, whether an onboard gallery or a cloud-based folder. And, then you can edit, beautify and print photos.
Design and features
Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer lets you completely untie from bulky desktop printer and carry your own portable printer wherever you go. Oh yes, it looks good too! Weighing just 186g (.41lbs), Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer is just one-inch thick and exudes high-gloss finishing, rainbow stripes on edges and a Polaroid Color Spectrum logo. The only control button it has is the power button which complements simplistic design of the printer.
Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer supports Bluetooth 4.0 version and NFC. When paired wirelessly, the app does magic!
- It lets users apply filters, effects, and edit images by modifying brightness, saturation, HDR, contrast and other effects.
- The collage mode will let you weave as much as nine photos in a collage and take all the photos in a single print.
- Use paint mode to add frames, stamps, stickers, animations or emojits to let your pictures speak more!
- The business card creator feature will let you select from various templates to use your photos and create photos business cards.
- Secure your photos by making edits in the private, secret view mode. This mode views the original image and prints the final version of the image when scanned using a QR code.
However, the most interesting feature is its ink-free Zero Ink Printing technology. It takes patented ZINK Paper materials which come equipped with cyan, yellow and magenta dye crystals along with protective polymer coating. As soon as you slide the paper, it uses heat technology to colorize those crystals and delivers full-color smudge-proof, long-lasting, and high-quality photo prints within seconds. Compact, handy mobile printer and vivid, colorful prints – Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer is just what you need.
Price and availability
No definite release dates is revealed yet, but Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer will be available from this Spring season for $129.99. What do you think of this printer – worthy or unnecessary? Drop your comments below.