Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer is latest addition of Polaroids instant device collection. On other hand this is the successor of Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer. They had no choice but to release this since Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer SP-1 has been taking over the mobile printer market. Pogo printer is so primitive so it’s a no match for Instax Share SP-1. With this new device Polaroid has done it best to sort all the problems old printer had. Well they have succeeded.
One of the biggest problem with older Polaroid mobile printers were they had trouble connecting with new smart phones. Specially it was nearly impossible for connecting to iPhones. Fujifilm created their own app for Instax Share SP-1 so it can connect with both iOS and Android devices. Looks like Polaroid has learned the lesson from then and had done same. Now using this new Polaroid Zip Printer along with the Polaroid ZIP app you can print directly from a mobile phone or tablet via Bluetooth or NFC technology.
Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer Photo Paper
This instant mobile printer uses Zink 2×3 Premium photo paper. All other new Polaroid devices such as Polaroid Snap instant digital camera, Polaroid Socialmatic camera etc use same. Polaroid 2×3-inch ZINK Paper cost you around 50 cent usd per photo print. It’s pretty much similar to Fujifilm Instax mini photo paper prince and not bad comparing with Old Polaroid film pack prices. Also you can use use Zink PoGo photo paper which is cheaper but comes with while border around the photo. So the photo size would be bit smaller.
Polaroid Zip Printer Battery
The printer comes with an inbuilt rechargeable lithium ion battery. There’s no charger so you have to charge it using your computer or other device. A micro USB cable is included in package. You can print around 25 photos with fully charged battery. This is kind of downside since you can not replace the battery if it stop working.
For Weddings ?
This printer might not best for wedding. Battery doesn’t last long enough for an event like that. If you want a cheaper and better option, Polaroid Z340 is your best choice. It would be cheaper than hiring a PhotoBooth. It has replaceable batteries too.
- It’s cheap, cost you less than $150.
- Works with both iOS and Android devices.
- Very easy to use.
- Battery Inbuilt.
- Can only print 25 photos in one charge.
Polaroid ZIP Mobile Printer is not for heavy use. But it’s great fun to have and simple to use. Small in size so you can keep it in your bag. It’s one of the best instant mobile camera in market.