Ever since the mass production of digital cameras, we have certainly seen an explosion in the number of digital images to hit the Internet, with billions more trapped on your local hard drive. Well, printing them out is definitely going to take a whole lot of time and money, and the Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer intends to change all of that by offering an instant method of getting those precious memories out on paper – all without the need for ink. Yup, you read that right – the Polaroid GL10 Instant Mobile Printer is an extremely small, mobile device that boasts an intuitive design and easy-to-use feature set which produces Polaroid Classic Border, full bleed and contemporary 3×4” photos in under a minute – basically a portable photo booth in a box.
Will this help Polaroid become the household name that it used to be? Perhaps, but with the high cost of the Zink paper which it uses, it might just take a whole lot more than that to turn the company’s fortunes around for the better. Of course, Polaroid knows how to leverage on star power, and have teamed up with Lady Gaga to roll out this printer as a creative tool and fashion accessory. You can virtually carry it around with you wherever you go, letting the GL10 breathe new life into the digital images that shape your life story.
Tipping the scales at no more than 15 ounces, the GL10 printer will be able to connect to most cell phones out there that have Bluetooth support, and if you decide to connect it to a digital camera, there is always the good ol’ USB cable on which you can rely on. Of course, while this means photo printing without a computer, you can still hook up the GL10 to a Windows PC or Mac via USB as well. The GL10 will be powered by an internal rechargeable battery that is good to print up to 40 images before it requires a quick trip to the nearest power outlet. Apps for the GL10 Instant Mobile Printer on other mobile platforms will be introduced throughout the year, and if you want this hot ticket item, it will be out this May for $149.99.