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    Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer

    Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer is wireless

    The latest Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile PRinter is much like it’s 80’s predecessor, just in printer-form. This little Zip printer is about the size of a modern smartphone, and uses a small stack of ZINK papers with dye crystals, so there’s no need for ink or dye. You snap a picture with your phone, wirelessly connect to the Zip printer, and then print out a little photo, about 3. X 4.7 inches, which can fit in your pocket or the palm of your hand. The whole process takes under a minute.

    Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer prints from phone

    Polaroid Zip in the Modern Era

    There are a few things that make the Zip a new generation product from the age-old insta-print Polaroid cameras. For one, the app that you download onto your phone also includes the ability to edit the photo you you take. You can also annotate messages or designs, Snapchat-style, and you can add filters for that perfect Instagram look. Finally, you can even combine multiple pictures into a sort of mini-collage feature.


    Printing Photos is Still “In”

    Most people forget that having printed pictures is still enjoyable to have around the house. Sure, the digital age allows us to share photos across the globe, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have our collages and physical memorabilia around the house, in a dorm room, or at the office. Polaroid also touts the ability to use a business card template and print out business cards on the go, which is pretty handy if you’re at a trade show and in a bind.

    Polaroid Zip Instant Mobile Printer prints 3 x 4 prints

    Cost and Availability

    Each print costs around 25 cents, and you can pre-order the Polaroid Zip for between $130 and $180, depending on how many photo packs you want. Amazon also offers it. See below…

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.
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