Pogo Pogo Pogo!

I was just sitting here, looking at my Instagram pictures thinking how great it'd be if I could print them out without a printer. Then I remembered this little bit of magic I got last Christmas. This is a regurgitated blog post from when I had it, a time before most of you even read my blog! So enjoy! Oh, what's that? The sound of it being scribbled on every Christmas gift list ever? 
The Polaroid PoGo Printer is a handheld instant printing device that requires no ink and prints cute little 2" x 3" images in seconds, it's amazing! You do need to buy the special Polaroid ZINK paper to go into the printer but you can pick it up relatively cheap and it does come with 10sheets in the box to get you started. They also come in a few different colours so if pink aint your bag don't worry they come in red and black too.....
 The first thing that amazed me about the Polaroid PoGo Printer was the PRICE, you can pick them up on eBay for under £30. When I first read about them a few years ago I thought they'd hit at least the £70 mark....
 You print mainly via bluetooth from your phone or your laptop.... note though that they DO NOT work with iPhone. Fuck you apple!!! If your laptop doesn't have bluetooth you can get a dongle from ebay for about 50p nowadays which is always handy anyway! I'm using a HTC Desire to print my pictures in this blog post....
 So simply select the image you want to print....
 Share it via Bluetooth....
 Select the Polaroid printer from the device list... If you are pairing for the first time the code you need to put in the code 6000 and it automatically hooks it up to your phone (or whatever you're printing from)
 It sends across to the printer in a few seconds....
 You know it's working when the little (!) symbol is flashing.... You'll also notice the little USB hole. This means you can print directly off most cameras too, check the compatibility if you're wanting it for this though as it may not work with some....
 And then watch the magic happen! Haha....
The final printed image can be a little less vibrant than the original but it's still a good quality photography for such a nifty, cheap, convenient gadget!
The pictures are also stickers too.
It's definitely my favourite thing ever right now, I've been printing like crazy. Mainly pictures of the cat.
I've been looking on ebay and the paper is selling for around £15 for 70 sheets and the printer itself for about £30. Definitely worth the investment in my opinion, just for the novelty factor of it all.

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17 Comments:

  1. Sigh, if only it worked with iphone....

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    1. I know! Such a shame, although if you can transfer data via bluetooth it might work now, I had a really old iphone when I first had it.

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  2. I love it - I am picking on up for sure. I will be printing my instagram pics like a crazy lady. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

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  3. I bought one a while back, unfortunately we're a total apple household now :(! X

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    1. Oh no! That's such a shame that apple don't allow bluetooth transfer?! I dongle might work though?!

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  4. Okay I was kinda like "this is kinda cool but w/e" until I read that THE PHOTOS ARE STICKERS TOO. Totally sold on that feature.
    X

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    1. Hahaha, awesome isn't it?! I have a little moleskine cat diary that I need to blog about which I stick kitty's pics in #loser! But they're good for quick card making or scrapbooking or just sticking pictures around in public bogs or something.

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  5. This looks totally up my street! I want it even if it is just for the novelty, haha :) x

    Angelica [One Little Vice]

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    1. I love it, I can't believe I forgot I had it!

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  6. So is it just the paper you need to print, no ink? I've always wanted a mini printer so that I can actually print stuff quickly, cheaply and easily. At 21p per print, its not super cheap, especially compared to my usual printing company which work out at 9p per 6*4 print but to not have to have it delievered is a bonus for the tiny printer.

    Possible Christmas gift :-)

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    1. You don't need any ink refills at all. it's like the old Polaroid paper but modernised really! I think it depends on what you use the prints for etc, I first got one when I did my crafts degree as a quick and easy way to print thank you stickers to send with orders!

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  7. OOOOH MY! NEED. NEED. NEED. NOW.

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    1. I have two but lost the charger for one else you could of had it!

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  8. Omg, I have one of these too! I barely ever use it though but I really should. The last I heard they were creating a digital camera using the same technology.

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    1. Yeah the camera is out but it looks too clunky and if it holds charge like this it'll be pretty useless!

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  9. This is so great! Such a shame it doesn't work with iphones though, I want one! x

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