|Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer
|List Price: $99.95
Our Price: $59.00
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The Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer lets you share photos whether you are on vacation or just hanging out with your friends. Bring Polaroid magic from your camera cell phone or digital camera with ZINK Zero Ink Printing Technology from ZINK Imaging. Mobile and easy-to-use, the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer provides a new, innovative way to share digital photos directly from your camera cell phone or digital camera, instantly. 7.2V rechargeable lithium-ion battery 15 Prints per charge at 25 C Battery is replaceable Printer will print when plug into the AC adapter Bluetooth (Class 2) OPP USB 2.0 USB A Connector Connectivity ZINK Paper Dimensions - 2x3 (50x76.2mm) Full-bleed, borderless image ZINK inkless printing embeds color into the paper Prints dry-to-touch, water-resistant, tear-proof, smudge-proof Peel-off, sticky-backed Automatic image quality optimization Dimensions - Height 4.7 x Width 2.8 x Depth 0.9 (120x72x23.5mm) Weight - 8 ounces without paper includes battery
- Portable photo printer delivers full-bleed borderless images that are dry to the touch
- Features automatic image quality optimization with water-resistant, tear-proof, smudge-proof and peel-off prints
- Prints 2 x 3-inch borderless color images in under a minute
- Wireless-capable Bluetooth hard drive interface; USB 2.0 hard drive interface
- For use with digital cameras and select cell phones
- Pretty Bad
I was told this works with the iphone. It does NOT! It does not work with a computer either. The only way I got this printer to work was with Pictbridge and my point-n-shoot canon. Bad picture quality, slow, and terrible battery life. I only printed 5 photos and the battery went dead. It had been fully charged. It is a great idea and I will like it a lot better if Polaroid can come out with an iPhone ap or Apple come out with a patch for a "print to bluetooth". Even with the bad quality it is a cute idea.
Definitely not worth the money in its current state....more info
- How Cool is this?
What a very cool product, I got it a few weeks ago and have had so much fun with it.
On the plus side:
*Unit is small (just a bit bigger than a deck of cards)
*it is so simple to use
*take it anywhere and a ton of fun
*does not need ink
*can run on batteries
*bluetooth your pictures to it from you cell phone
*There is nothing out there like it
Wish it had:
*Larger size (I hope they are working on one already)
*longer battery life (only 15 prints per charge)
I took mine on the plane last week and then to dinner, it received so much attention, what a blast. So many people were asking "what is that" and "can you take a picture of me". I hope they come out with one that prints larger sizes. The pictures are very good quality (better than polaroid instant, but not HD quality) but then again the fun factor is what this is made for, and if you like a picture you can print as many as you want.
I give it a thumbs up, can't wait till the next model (Come on Polaroid!)
For a first run, I say home run, they could tweek it a bit and it would be perfect. ...more info
- ZINK - POlaroid
I just purchased this Polaroid printer and it is GREAT! I too am an avid Polaroid film fan and just wished that they would continue with their camera film...however this new technology is fun. I hope they come up with a black and white or sepia toned paper......more info
- Almost brilliant ...
The new PoGo mobil printer from Polaroid is a very nifty little gadget. While not a high end printer, this will serve the BBQ, sports, school, birthday party, college campus circles just fine. I also see vast almost unlimited potential for artists. Being an artist myself and a lover of traditional Polaroid film this new portable printer is a new step in the right direction for Polaroid. With no ink to speak of this ZINK, (zero ink) printer removes a very pricey aspect of home based printing. I found a pack of 30 prints for a mere $10 at Best Buy today. I was also the only one waiting to get one of these when the doors opened.
I already see that a digital camera/POGO printer is in the works. taking pictures with this thing is actually all that is lacking. The print size is small but i am sure Polaroid is just testing the waters. With their old technology cameras and film on the way out, it is nice to see a new, simple, clean technology replacing the old before it has even left the shelves. I do love traditional Polaroid film and hope they find a way to keep it around, even if only in a limited/artsy capacity.
The quality on these small prints is decent. Nothing spectacular though. Decent enough for casual prints. Nothing more.
Thoughts for future models:
* Larger Paper Models
* Built in Camera with a macro lens
* Cool Polaroid Special Effects (BW, Old film, Sepia, negative, borders, Etc.)
* Miniature Spy version
* I'm sure I will think of more after a few days.
So that is the skinny so far. great little product with room to grow....more info
- Polaroid PoGo misses the mark
I was really excited to buy this product. I charged it up and ran it through a few simple tests.
* Test one; ease of bluetooth (excellent);
* I wish they had support for the iPhone (clearly states it is not supported);
* Test two battery life (very poor);
* Test three color: even with color correcting the photos the prints have a blue green cast in the whites.
Over all, love the concept can't wait until the next generation comes out....more info
- Good fun for the creative folks out there...
I purchased the Polaroid PoGo today and have done a fair bit of "playing" with this compact little printer over the past couple of hours. In fact, I have already used the first package of 10 sheets of Zink (Zero Ink) paper that come with the printer. So my first recommendation is; if you are planning on buying a PoGo, I highly recommend getting extra paper so you can get through your "testing" phase without having to purchase more paper. However, don't go crazy and buy too much, there are expiration dates on the paper which may affect your picture quality if you take to long to "expose" (print) them.
I have tested the Bluetooth capabilities with my Motorola Q, Laptop Computer (Bluetooth enabled), my desk-top Windows Vista computer (with Radio Shack "Bluespoon" Bluetooth 2.0 adaptor added) and my PictBridge capable Canon Powershot A 640 camera (directly connected to PoGo via USB cable) and the printer worked like a charm in all of the above tests!
Speed of Printing:
Print time is about 1 minute per photo. There was no noticeable change in print speed with any of the tests I performed. Using the Bluetooth (wireless) connection or plugging in your USB cable directly from your camera did not seem to make any difference as to how fast the image printed.
Not great...but not the worst I have seen either...The pictures I printed from my camera (via USB connection) looked better than my pictures from my cell phone, but this was likely due to the higher megapixel image created by my camera versus the 1 megapixel image from my cell phone. However, the "white balance" of both my camera and cell phone images were a little "off". The whites were extremely white (almost washed-out) and the dark (shadow areas) were very dark. So if you stay away from printing bright "beach / snow" images or dark "night" photographs you will be OK. Photos with lots of color (flowers, for example) looked pretty good when printed with the PoGo.
Cool things to do:
The adhesive on the back of the photo paper is a nice feature of this product. This makes it possible to add pictures to your hand written journals. You can stick them to business card magnets and put photos all over your refrigerator. You can make photo luggage tags, cards and much, much more.
If you don't need the highest quality image, but want to do some fun, creative stuff with photographs I would definitely recommend the PoGo. If you are a photographer hoping that the PoGo would give you a quick "proof" of what your printed images will look like, then this printer is probably not for you, since the image quality is not as good as you could get with some standard ink jet printers.
- Fun for a Gadget Lover
First day with the printer. I couldn't pass up the deal at Sam's Club...printer, 40 sheets of paper and a case for $69! Better than I could find anywhere else. Thought I had a problem when the paper jammed after 1 print; but I reloaded the paper, and it worked great. The colors and quality are fine for the size of the photo, and for what they will be used for...journals, magnets, scrapbooks, etc.
- Finally, instant pictures again!
I used to take my old Polaroid on every trip and give people a picture of themselves and while they were admiring it would snap another picture--they were always smiling in that second picture. Now I can do it again. I have only printed a few samples but am very happy with the quality (printed from my Canon SD900) and time to print. My only negative comment is that the charger is large and heavy. I am hoping I can find an extra battery as sometimes it is hard to find electricity for charging when traveling. I definitely recommend this product....more info
- color bad.....
am suprised that
the quality of printed pictures are of low quality..............
and price of paper does not justify outcome result...more info
- Nice little gadget for fun photos!
I purchased this for my 10 year son. This is so easy to use. I had my cell phone connected via bluetooth and printing photos from it in just minutes. True, the photo quality isn't the best, but for fun photos (scrapbooking, or kids sharing thier photos with friends etc..), the photos come out fairly nice. This is not for lab qaulity photos. I think this makes a cool gift idea for a teen or pre-teen who loves taking photos. I really didn't know if I would care for the sticky back to the photos, but I found it to be ideal because my son and friends can use the photos as "stickers". That turned out to be pretty cool to him. Besides wishing photo quality could be nicer, I would wish for a sd card slot so you wouldn't need a usb cord to connect your camera. Glad my son's cell phone has bluetooth, so easy for him to print photos of that!...more info
The Pogo Printer was difficult to work. I also had problems contacting Suprene Elctronics to get help. I could not get camera to transmit images to printer. Instructions were not very clear....more info