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LG’s Wireless Pocket Photo Printer For Android = Pretty Darn Cool

Eric McBride
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I’m not the type of person who would normally be impressed by a pocket sized printer, but after seeing the demo of LG’s portable Android printer, I must admit that it is a rather interesting piece of hardware. The new printer basically allows any Android device to wirelessly print photos from “the worlds tiniest mobile picture printer” via bluetooth (USB option as well), giving Android devices the possibility to print full color 2 x 3 inch pictures on the go.

The device appears to be around the size of a hard disk (dimensions are 2.8 x 4.7 x 0.9), and uses Zero Ink (ZINK) technology to allow you to print full color photos without the need of ink cartridges or ribbons. It’s actually a really cool concept, and you can learn more about ZINK technology on the official website here.

At 170 dollars a pop, I can’t imagine this becoming incredibly popular just yet, but that could certainly change in a few years when they find ways of making the printer smaller and at a lower cost. As you can see from the demo video below, it seems to print pretty well, and I could imagine that there are plenty of people out there that could have use for such a device.

The Pocket Photo is set to be released in Korea soon, but we don’t have information on a US or European release date just yet.

You can view the printer in action in the video below (Vimeo link here):

Kind of cool right?

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    Georg Seebode Sep 17, 2012 Link

    It seems like a total rip off of the Polaroid Pogo printer which was released in 2008 - retails for about $40 these days

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  • Steven Blum Sep 17, 2012 Link

    WANT.

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  • Eric McBride Sep 17, 2012 Link

    @Georg - Same concept, but this one is designed to run specifically for Android **wink**

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  • Dvoraak Sep 18, 2012 Link

    It's a cool concept but would be even cooler if you could keep that form factor but adjust it for an 8x11 sheet. I'd be all over that no matter the cost.

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    Georg Seebode Sep 18, 2012 Link

    @eric lolz

    they dont work with the iphone anyway because you cant use the Bluetooth connection XD

    Im curious as to how long the battery is supposed to last as this was a major issue with the Pogo - it had a battery life of about 2 hours or so.

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  • Eric McBride Sep 19, 2012 Link

    @Dvoraak - I would as well! Only a matter of time before we get something like that!

    @Georg - LOL! True!

    I also wonder about the battery. I can't imagine it being able to print dozens of photos on one charge.

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