Excerpt: The new Polaroid PoGo mobile instant printer transforms cell phone/digital photos into 2-inch by 3-inch prints. Operates independent from PC. Connection via Bluetooth (Class 2) and 2.0 USB port. The PoGo measures only 4.7-inches by 2.8-inches and a depth of 0.7-inches.
Summary: It doesn’t appear that the PoGo is really about ‘print quality’ as such, at least not for now. What’s important is that Polaroid isn’t abandoning the ‘instant print’ market. As the first device of this type, there is always going to be a certain element of tweaking that needs to be done, and...
Pros: Portability, Bluetooth compatibility, print speed
Excerpt: If you still get warm and fuzzy thinking about those James Garner and Mariette Hartley Polaroid commercials, it’s time to let go of the past. Traditional film is barely hanging on, and Polaroid has completely ceased production of instant film. But Polaroid hasn’t abandoned its interest in prints.
Pros: Fun and truly mobile printer that you can actually take with you.
Cons: Power brick is huge; battery life must be improved.
Summary: The PoGo is innovative and fun to use, but $149 isn't cheap for a phone or camera accessory that doesn't output full-size 4 x 6 prints. We'd feel more comfortable recommending it to grown-ups if it were faster and delivered better-quality, but teens will get a kick out being able to instantly print...
Summary: The concept underlying the Polaroid PoGo doesn't differ much from that behind the original Polaroid instant camera - except that this time the printer is a separate peripheral from the camera itself, and you don't have to shake the output to make the image appear.
Summary: A point-and-shoot digital camera with a built-in printer that uses ZINK printing technology.We seldom review point-and-shoot digicams unless they include features that are novel or potentially interesting in some way.
Summary: The Polaroid PoGo's appeal lies in its mobility and its near-instantaneous picture production. The price is steep for what amounts to a one-trick gimmick printer. But that doesn't detract from the silly fun people can have by printing pictures on the go.