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Posted September 25, 2008
Polaroid broke a lot of hearts earlier this year when it announced it was phasing out the production of its signature Polaroid instant film. Its new PoGo Instant Mobile Printer, though, is a pretty cool consolation prize. Smaller than a three-by-five card and less than an inch thick, the PoGo spits out borderless two-by-three-inch color prints in less than a minute. It works wirelessly (using Bluetooth) or via cable connection with tons of digital cameras and cell phones (visit to check compatibility with your gear). What’s especially neat-o is the patented inkless technology that makes the teeny PoGo possible (and mess-free): It uses Polaroid’s ZINK (zero ink) paper (if you buy a ten- or twenty-pack, prints work out to about 33 cents each), each sheet of which contains 100 billion color crystals just waiting to turn into a picture. Added bonus: The decidedly low-tech self-adhesive backing that makes every PoGo print an instant sticker.

$149.99 at Best Buy.

Buy it online.


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