Post # 1
Has anyone seen the new Polaroid PoGo’s?
"The Polaroid PoGo™ Instant Mobile Printer lets you share photos whether you are on vacation or just hanging out with your friends. Bring Polaroid magic from your camera cell phone or digital camera with ZINK™ Zero Ink™ Printing Technology from ZINK Imaging. Mobile and easy-to-use, the Polaroid PoGo™ Instant Mobile Printer provides a new, innovative way to share digital photos directly from your camera cell phone or digital camera, instantly. The Polaroid Way"
Or better yet tried one? With the production of Polariod instant film stopping, and the film getting harder and more expensive to obtain…I’m wondering if this is a good alternative?
So far with the few reviews that I have read, the pros seem to be that it is compact and instant and requires no ink and you can peel off the back and it becomes a sticker…the cons are that it has a low battery life (but I’m wondering if I can print at the same time as I charge?) and the color and quality isn’t that good. But what do you expect from a 2×3 print? The unit itself is $150 retail and refills of the paper are 30 sheets for $9.99.
I’m also concerned with the longevity of the prints. If it is printed on this "zink" (zero ink) paper that requires heat to produce color, will these prints last?
So what does everyone think so far? The wedding isn’t until March of ’09, so I still have time for more reviews and even a possible improvement model come out before I invest in one. Will you buy one?
Post # 3
I haven’t tried one, but I read the reviews on Amazon. Maybe that will help?
So after some research and running some numbers, here’s what I’ve found:
If printing 120 photos, it is about the same to go with the "traditional" Polaroid camera with film or PoGo and digital. If you don’t need the old Polaroid camera, that saves you about $25 to find a working one on eBay.
If printing 130 or more photos, it is less expensive to buy the PoGo and film (I found film for $10 for 30 prints).
If printing less than 120, particularly if you are printing less than 75, it is less expensive to go with the old/"traditional" Polaroid instant camera.
But if you just want to have the PoGo for scrapbooking/future use, it might be the smartest option. Eventually the old Polaroid film will be almost impossible to come by.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country
Miss Piglet did a great review/tutorial on it and will be using it for her wedding!
Post # 5
I’m waiting until they come out with the digital camera/printer so that I don’t have to get an extra device, but I don’t know exactly how practical it would be considering it takes a while to print them out. Multiply that by how long your cocktail hour is and how many guests you have and it may not be worth it.
If you youtube it there are reviews and you can see how long it takes it to print out.
Post # 6
I have a PoGo and haven’t tried it on anything big, but I did bluetooth a couple pictures from my phone and they turned out great!!
Post # 7
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
Thanks for the link, Pengy! I was reading PoGo reviews just this morning. :o)
Post # 8
Just bought one from ebay and it was about $30 and $40 for 200 sheets.