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Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer

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Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer
 
3.8

(based on 4 reviews)

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4.0

Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer Review

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from Saint Paul, MN

Comments about Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer:

This is good for the novelty of it. Do not buy this printer for high quality or prints to frame. Buy this for a fun new gadget. It is super fun to use and show off to friends. Have fun using it. Great thing for a teen that is into social media and pictures with friends.

Performance
It performs to its capabilities. It is not going to wow anyone on its power or quality. But once again it is fun and it performs to its level.

Copy Quality
Really not that great of photo quality but do not be deterred this is not for the people who want the greatest of quality. Although it could be better.

Ink/Paper Use
Uses no Ink. It uses special paper that uses heat to embed color on the paper. So you are only using paper for the printer. The paper can be on the expensive side.

Ease of Use
Very simple to use. You can print with a cord or you can print Bluetooth.

Durability
If you take care of it, it will last a long time. It is small though so it can be easily broke.

Design
Small design and it is compact to take anywhere.

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3.0

Polaroid PoGo: Photo Printing in an Instant

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from Houston, TX

Comments about Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer:

  Photographers have many different options now that we live in the digital age. It is easy to take pictures in mass quanitities and, in a relatively short period of time, produce printouts without spending the time to get the film developed. Photo printing is made easy with the large number of photo printers available and one product that makes this process even faster is the **Polaroid PoGo Instant**** Mobile Printer**, a hand- held gadget that prints pictures whenever and whereever you want them.  **Printer Commentary:** Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer is a small device with measurements that make it a little larger than a cell phone and capable of fitting into a large pocket. It utlizes Zink zero- ink printing technology, which means it produces a printed photo without the use of an ink cartridge. The ink is already in the small pieces of paper, so there is no need for a separate cartridge. It receives the signal to print wirelessly or via USB and a small, 2 by 3 inch photo will be produced in about 60 seconds.   Polaroid is a company that wrote the book on instant photography and given Polaroid's reputation for instant gratification, it isn't all that surprising that Polaroid would be the company to offer an instant printer. The Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer offers the means to print no matter where you might be. You just pull the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer out of your product and within minutes, you will have prints of pictures taken just moments earlier.   Loading the small, glossy sheets into the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer is all it takes to prepare it for printing. Once activated, the small prints are delivered through one end of the device, through a narrow opening. The prints feature a peel- off backing design that allows them to be stuck on flat surfaces. It could be a notebook, a refrigerator, or even the dash in your car. Just peel off the backing and the small picture is ready to display.  The most important quality with any printer is the ability to produce vibrant colors and good detail. From my experience, the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer is pretty average in this area. Some of the colors are a tad off and this is especailly true of skin tones. The skin seems a little yellowish, even though other objects are not too bad with colors that are more closely in line with expectations. Looking up some more information on the Zink technology, I discovered that it works through the use of heat. When heat is applied, it activates the colors within the clear dyde crystals contained within the paper. This produces the colors without the need for an ink cartridge, but this technology will need to be further improved before it is as good as the quality offered from using an ink cartridge.  Even though the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer is an interesting new product, it is actually less sophisticated than I expected. If all you want is a picture produced quickly, anytime, then this is the printer for you. But for someone who wants more control over the process, the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer is probably going to be inadequate for the job.  But one has to keep in mind that this printer isn't really intended for great, professional prints.  Much like the Polaroid photos from the past, this device is intended to produce simple prints, but produce them quickly.   

**Bottom Line Viewpoint:**

The Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer is an interesting device that would make a great gift choice for someone who has the need for instant printing and cannot afford to wait. Certain businesses that specialize in instant photography could find this product very handy and while it does have a few drawbacks like its lack of great color quality and a battery that needs to be recharged after 12 to 15 prints, this is still an intriguing device from Polaroid. I don't know if it will ever catch on, but it is a good, handy device that many will enjoy.

 
5.0

Instant copies of great times

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from Vermillion, SD

Comments about Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer:

I got a Polaroid PoGo printer a few years ago for my birthday and it's still one of my favorite electronic devices. It has allowed me to print very important and sentimental memories for friends and family... and the best part is that the pictures won't fade and they can be stuck to almost anything with the adhesive backing on the Zink paper.

This is also a great device for scrapbookers as you can instantly print out as many pictures as you want with as many copies as you want, straight from any digital camera, so you can scrapbook while the memories are still fresh. The PoGo printer essentially allows you to turn any digital camera into your very own photo printing studio on the spot, and it prints pictures very quickly.

I love the PoGo printer and would definitely recommend it to anyone who feels sentimental about photos. It's just so versatile and worth every penny, even for the Zink paper refills.

 
3.0

PoGo is convenient but not the greatest

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from Beverly Hills, CA

Comments about Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer:

I received the Polaroid PoGo as a gift and thought it seemed pretty cool. The prints are perfect size for the walet and quality is pretty good for something this small and portable. The bluetooth capability is very nice for pictures on your phone or pc with bluetooth. Also there is no ink required which is a plus, you just need to purchase the special paper which is fairly priced. It also has an internal rechargeable battery which is nice. But obviously there are downsides to a portable printer. It takes a fairly long time to print 1 photo which can be excused due to its convinience. Now if you have a device or camera with no bluetoothed capability  you will need a usb adapter in order to connect and print with this printer. There is no sd card slot. Also the rechargeable battery should be easily removable and replaceable with AA bateries because there are times when you just cannot charge it. overal it is a decent protable printer

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