Modern smartphones have wonderful cameras, but there is something users envy from old-school polaroids: The ability to have the physical photo right away. Luckily for them, there are phone photo-printers, and here are the best four of 2016.
There are a lot of brands and a lot of models available in the market. However, customers should keep in mind that not all of them are compatible with iPhone or iPad devices.
Mobile printers are small devices that connect to a smartphone via USB, Wi-Fi or BlueTooth. They come together with an app, so the user can give final touches to the image before printing it.
Prynt is the most notorious mobile printer of the list because it is the very first photo printing case for a smartphone.
Users must set up Prynt with the instructions on the box, download the app and start printing digital photos.
The Prynt case is only available for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 5 series, as well as the Samsung Galaxy S5. It has a price of $159.99.
Polaroid ZIP Instant Photo Printer
The Polaroid instant printer makes great-looking, high-quality large photos. It features 3×4-inch color images, automatic image quality optimization, and supports ZINK Zero Ink printing technology that lets users print without ink.
The Polaroid Grey comes in the form of a mobile printer and an app. It is available for all iOS and Android devices and connects via BlueTooth. It can also link to Mac computers via a USB cable. It has a price of $99.99.
Fujifilm Instax Share SP-1
Instax Share prints Polaroid-style images directly from the smartphone. It connects using a Wi-Fi or a wireless router.
The device comes with a bundle of 10 or 20 shots. When the paper runs out, users have to restock on the available retailers like Amazon. There is a variety of paper templates, like Candy Pop, White, Comic, Dalmatian, Shiny Star, Wedding, and Stained Glass.
It features high-resolution images with print pixels of 800×600 dots, 320 dpi pixel density, and 256 levels per RGB color.
It is available for all Android and iOS devices, and it has a price tag of $149.
Canon Selphy CP910
The Selphy is also a proper compact photo printer rather than just a smartphone printer. It can print photos directly from an SD card, USB memory stick or through PictBridge.
It may also connect to a PC or laptop via USB, and links wirelessly to a phone over the Canon Easy-PhotoPrint app or Apple’s AirPrint.
The Canon device is cheaper than its mobile rivals and lasts longer, but it is also bigger and heavier, so it will not fit in a bag.
It features 6×4-inch prints with about 22p each and 200dpi pixel density. It has a price tag of $103.71 on Amazon.
Source: PC Advisor