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. The company is trying to rekindle the instant-print picture industry with its new Polaroid PoGo portable printer.
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 photos as pint-size stickers.
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. Teens and tweens, in particular, will love this feature; and casual users and business people (for example, real-estate agents who want to print pics of specific rooms for clients without delay) may appreciate PoGo's...
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.