Polaroid CZA10011 PoGo Instant Mobile Printer
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- Includes 2x3 borderless, sticky-back prints and Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
- Print and share images in under a minute from send to share
- Smudge-proof, water-resistant, tear-proof photos
- Fade-resistant, long-lasting images
- No waste - no ink cartridges
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First some requirement - you need a PictBridge or Bluetooth enabled camera. I never managed to get Bluetooth working from either my Mac or iPhone. It might work on other devices but I don't recommend it. Besides being slow, it uses precious battery power. For USB you will need the cable that camer with your camera. I say that because I lost mine and by chance it was a micro USB connection, not mini USB. I have 50 mini cables but had to get a new micro.
First things first, you need to charge the battery. Mine is a referb and the battery lasts about 6 prints on full charge. A new one should last 10. Not a lot. You can increase battery life by making sure you have all your prints ready to go and printing all at once instead of shoot print shoot print but that is still not going to get you much more. On my Pentax K200 as soon as I connect the cable it goes to PictBridge mode and asks me if I want to print. Every camera will be different but for me I simply choose all the defaults, 3 presses and it starts printing. If you are shooting RAW you will need to process them in camera or switch to JPEG. One last thing - when you first put the paper in the printer you have to put it in with the blue "Zink Smartsheet" face down. The printer will then "print" that sheet even if it is turned off. DO this while you are still plugged in to save the battery. I save my smart sheets and run them through to "clean" the printer. I have read that this reduces streaks. Considering I have had none, I think it works.Read more ›
However, for future buyers, here's some bad encounters in my purchase that you may wanna take note:
1. note that the description says it takes 1 min to print. that doesn't include the time u take to send the file over. so if you are sending a 3mb file, it'll take a while.
2. short batt life.
3. visible streaks on photo especially if printing light colours
This printer is not designed to be connected to a computer, but rather uses BlueTooth from your cell phone (I didn't test this) or PictBridge when connected via USB to your digital camera (which is how I use it). Since this printer is so small, and runs on battery power, I can just pocket the fully charged printer, my camera, and my USB cable, and I'm a walking photo lab. Note that the USB cable is not included, but that is ok for me since my camera uses a proprietary cable.
So, this rates very high for convenience and ease of use but a little lower for picture quality.
I thought, no problem, I'll just find another camera that has it then.
Not so fast, they don't really make them anymore!! After searching on Amazon for PictBridge compatible cameras, I decided to return this product and purchase a Canon SELPHY CP800 Black Compact Photo Printer (4350B001). The only difference is my mother will have to take the memory card out of the camera and put it into the printer. She tried it out and it works exactly as it should.
I do find that in some cases a few prints in I get some streaking. If I run the blue sheet that came with the ZINK photo sheets back through before running my print, I find the streaking goes away. I always run the blue sheet back through before I start printing (if it's been a few hours or a few days) and re-run it through every few prints just to make sure I have no streaking. I think some of it depends on the paper pack and how old it might be, as the other day I did 10 prints back to back without using the blue sheet between and had no issues with streaking. None of my paper packs have expiration dates on them, as I've read, and if you look closely at the packs you can see where they have been rubbed off with alcohol. I'm not sure why they've done this, but you can search and read more about it online.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
it did not come with a chargeing
l can.t used the printer ,will not work
need a chargeing unit.
l want a refund from the store.
does not work with iPhone and barely with a camera. seemed like it was re-packed before we got it. Then we wanted to return it and were told it could not be opened before... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Therese M. Picchi
Had an earlier version and wore it out, works great, just what I wantedPublished on July 11, 2014 by Irv S
the prints came out with a line in them, and then it stopped printing all together. I will not be using this.Published on May 5, 2014 by Juel Scherf
It was in bad shape but I got it working with the parts of another one I had. One twoPublished on January 23, 2014 by James S.
I purchased my Pogo in 2011. To date it has traveled with me to more than a half dozen countries world wide. Read morePublished on November 12, 2013 by kgerbrandt
Small and portable. Works with Bluetooth but not iPhones! The zink paper is 2x3 and can also be a sticker. The quality is pretty terrible though. Read morePublished on July 13, 2013 by Sammi
I enjoy printing with my pogo, I use the pictures to create magnets. It's really wonderful and quite convenient. I'll defiantly recommend it.Published on April 30, 2013 by Daljeet