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Review: Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a printer on the go? Of course, a portable one. Like the size of a smartphone. Something that could give you those instant photo printouts wherever. Yeah?

Well, then this could be the gadget you’re looking for, the.. Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer.

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The device measures 2.9 x 4.7 x 0.9 inches, and weighs just 6.6 ounces or 186 grams. It has a battery of 500 mAh that fully charges in 1.5 hours — and that is only after printing 25 sheets of 2 x 3 inch pictures.

What’s cool about this though is that it works without need for ink. How? Through ZINK Zero Paper — such uses a special kind of paper that prints even smudge-free.

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All you need is to activate your smartphone or tablet’s Bluetooth (or through NFC) and pair it with your Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer — and you got your memories in hard copy!

Yes, this Amazon Best Seller comes with the Polaroid ZIP app to complete that digital age experience.. All for only $113.98!

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Still, being portable, it has it’s limitations — from editing issues with the App to kinda reddish printouts. Not to mention your photo being cropped if you happen to edit it to fit the screen.

With these, you could possibly waste a couple of sheets trying to print the ‘perfect’ shot. Hey, 20 sheets costs $10 so try learning to adjust things from the App before actually printing.

Give some allowance for mistakes though. Haha!

Polaroid Socialmatic camera on Gadget Review

One of the more promising gadgets in the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early this year is the Polaroid Socialmatic camera. Oh, Polaroid? Yea, remember those instant photographs?

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Well, it’s scheduled to be released late this year with that inkless-printing system that enables users to print those 2×3 inch sticker images, and adjust them accordingly in that 4.5 inch touchscreen.

And yes, this Socialmatic is Android-based equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. This means, you could share all the photos you want.. whether to a cellphone or upload them to current social media sites. See? Instagram colors..

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More so, the camera is double-edged – 14 megapixels in the front and 2 megapixels at the rear. And what’s cooler is that this time, there’s no more shaking on your developing photo. Hmm… just signs of the times.