Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer
By Emily Clark
July 7, 2008
July 7, 2008 The new Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer allows users to print photos from their mobile phone or digital camera as soon as they take them. The pocket-sized inkless printer is portable, stylish and easy to use.
The PoGo prints without ink using Zero Ink printing technology from ZINK Imaging. It works using patented ZINK Paper made from an advanced composite material with embedded yellow, magenta and cyan dye crystals. The ZINK-enabled PoGo uses heat to activate and colorize the crystals in the paper to bring out the color in images. The printer can produce 2x3" borderless color images in under a minute with no computer connections needed. Images can be wirelessly transferred from a Bluetooth-enabled camera phone to the PoGo and printed instantly. Printing from a digital camera is simple; the device just needs to be connected via a USB cable to the PictBridge-enabled camera and printer. Once connected, a PictBridge screen will appear on the camera display. Users need only select the image they want to send to the printer and within 60 seconds the print is ready to be shared.
The photos produced by the PoGo are long-lasting, smudge-proof, water-resistant, tear-proof and fade-resistant. The printer includes a rechargeable lithium-ion battery. Most, but not all, mobile phones are compatible with the PoGo. Users can check the compatibility of their phone via the Polaroid website. The PoGo is available now and retails for US$149.99.