Modern people are extremely into photography. And the main reason is about easiness and affordability of all those photo devices we have these days. You can just use an iPhone to create great pieces of photo art. But there is one big issue this entire situation creates. There are no instant prints. Yes, this Polaroid era phenomenon we all liked is not available for contemporary photo revolution. Of course, there were few offered solutions such as portable printers or just showing your photos from your iPhone. But all this is inherent.
In this article, we will review one tiny and very easy-to-use printer called Prynt Pocket. Its price is around $150 in different stores, and there are few features worth talking about. Some people already call it a Polaroid of our time. It is surprisingly small and lightweight.
First of all, it was created as a portable printer that works via your iPhone and its camera. The paper Prynt Pocket uses ink-infused and thermal paper. Besides that, it has a sticker back so you can attach it to any place you like immediately. So, it is just like capturing, printing and distributing at once.
To use it, you need to attach your phone to the special port through the Lighting connector. Then you need to adjust the measurements of clamps. This step is required if you need to transform from iPhone 5 to a 7 Plus. But you don’t need to change default case. The last step would be to download Prynt application from the App Store as the device communicates with it.
First of all, we must say that Prynt Pocket is something really interesting and nice to have an accessory for your iPhone. It has up-to-date shape with a nice streamlined body. It is available in three main colors such as Cool Grey, Graphite and Mint. The enclosure it has is very comfortable and nice to hold in hand. So when moving around with this accessory, you, probably, would not want to put Prynt Pocket in that pocket. There is also a special strap to hang Prynt Pocket on your wrist or neck or any other place you want. But in this case, the paper cartridge sticks out a little bit weirdly.
Of course, the word ‘pocket’ in its name is just to tell a customer about device’s mobility and small size. But it is still too large to fit your pants or shirt pockets. But you definitely can carry it in your hoodie, for example. And it will fit your backpack with a little place to get.
The entire performance of the Prynt Pocket is really impressive. It works accurately and without any delays in printing. Just tap the button in the app or on the Prynt Pocket itself, and the printing process begins right away. The photo you get is small, but the format is great for wallets and stickers. Also, it is absolutely fine for photo books. The printing process takes just a few seconds. Those who remember or still use Polaroid will definitely love it.
The colors of a photo are usually duller than the iPhone screen offers. But it is absolutely fine and acceptable, especially, due to the fact that photos are immediately dry and resist fingerprints. And don’t forget about the sticker back on each image. You can use every photo as a sticker or just keep it in your wallet.
Before taking your Prynt Pocket with you, you should make sure that it is fully charged. The entire charging takes about three hours. Power switches off and on automatically as soon as your iPhone connects to or disconnects from the lighting connector. The full battery will be enough to print about twenty photos.
Not a Polaroid
The first thing people think about phone pocket printers is that is exactly like Polaroid. But it is not actually true. Prynt Pocket has nothing to do with that vintage device from the seventies. It has some sort of artificial intelligence inside and it’s more complicated than you think.
Of course, those ink-free pictures without fingerprints are great, but the app is also an interesting thing to have and to deal with. For example, it makes special videos of each picture you take. The program records videos related to each photo you capture automatically. The video will be stored in the cloud so you can watch it later. And it works amazing as you point your iPhone’s camera on the photo and the app plays the video in real time.
Of course, Prynt Pocket app also offers few editing features. Those features can be helpful if you need to make your image look better.
There are few decorative filters, frames, text editors and stickers. All the standard options for brightness, saturation, exposure, vibrancy, contrast, shadows and highlights are available too. Besides that, you can get special scenes for portraits, hi-definition, food, and landscapes. And the last thing to make you interested in the ability to send your photo as a postcard via snail mail for free.
The working process between app and printer itself is perfect, but the application has few issues while working on its own. Videos sometimes take too long to stabilize and scanner can stop working without any obvious reason. But developers state that these things happen to protect your phone from overheating and to save your battery.
Of course, the modern world is all about digital. But sometimes good old physical formats are still adorable and needed. It is about music and photography too. Holding that printed image in your hands or sticking it to your refrigerator is something we all love. And Prynt Pocket is the thing that ties both of digital and physical worlds together. And it deals with this task properly.