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Polaroid PoGo Digital Photo Printer with Zero Ink (Zink) Technology

by Polaroid
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (295 customer reviews)

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  • Completely Mobile
  • Inkless (Zero INK!)
  • Runs off Li-ion rechargebale battery
  • Prints sticky back Photos in 60 Seconds
  • Prints are dry to touch & waterproof as soon as they come out!
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Don't Forget the Paper
If you're buying the Polaroid PoGo Digital Photo Printer, don't forget the paper to go with it! The Polaroid Zink Media 70 pack gives you the best value, and plenty of quality paper to print out your favourite shots. Buy now.
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Technical Details
BrandPolaroid
Item Weight227 g
Product Dimensions19 x 13.5 x 10.9 cm
Item model numberCZU-10011B
  
Additional Information
ASINB001APNVTQ
Best Sellers Rank 14,797 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight794 g
Date First Available10 Oct 2007
  
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Product Description

Polaroid PoGo™ Instant Mobile Printer
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Polaroid PoGo™ Instant Mobile Printer

The world’s smallest Digital Portable Photo Printer
The world’s smallest Digital Portable Photo Printer
Most printers sit on a desk, plugged in to a PC and the mains. Polaroid PoGoTM sits in your hand, no wires, no mess and no fuss! Barely bigger than your mobile phone, and coming in at a lightweight 8 ounces, this amazing PoGoTM can print anywhere, anytime.

Inkless paper
Inkless paper
Zero Ink (ZINK) technology simply means NO INK, so gone are the days of replacing expensive cartridges, ribbons or print heads. All you have to do is buy ZINK Photo Paper™ which is available in 10, 30 and 70 packs here on Amazon.

Bluetooth printing from your mobile phone
Bluetooth printing from your mobile phone
Here is the really clever part, how about printing wirelessly using Bluetooth from your mobile phone? Take a snap on your camera mobile phone, connect your phone with the Polaroid PoGoTM Instant Mobile Printer using Bluetooth and wirelessly print your photos. Amazing!

Sticky backed prints
Sticky backed prints
Each PoGoTM print is a handy 2" x 3" with no white borders. Not only that but if you want to you can peel the back off and stick your pictures anywhere you like. Perfect for the fridge, the album or even to wear as a badge! A handy sized print to carry with you.

60 Seconds printing time
60 Seconds printing time
Watch as your photos print in under a minute from the simply breathtakingly small Polaroid PoGoTM Instant Mobile Printer! The little time it takes to print a photo enables you to print more copies of your favourite photo and share it with your friends immediately!

Pictbridge printing
Pictbridge printing
The PoGoTM even has a USB connection so that you can conveniently plug in your digital camera, connect via Pictbridge using a USB cable and print off your snaps. Right before your eyes!

Rechargeable battery
Rechargeable battery
The PoGoTM is driven by the latest in rechargeable lithium-ion battery technology. Charge fully or just charge for 5 minutes to print only a couple of pictures. Don’t worry about losing power – the fully-charged battery will produce up to 15 prints.

ZINK Technology
ZINK Technology
ZINK Technology: A radically new way to print - instantly

ZINK stands for Zero Ink - a new and simpler approach to printing where high quality, colourful, durable and affordable prints are magically created -- all without a drop of ink. The ZINK Technology, invented by ZINK Imaging, encompasses both the ZINK Paper and the intelligence embedded in every ZINK-enabled device. Over 100 patents and patents pending were generated in the development of this breakthrough technology.

The heart of this new "ZINK" category of printing is the ZINK Paper. The patented ZINK Paper is an advanced composite material with embedded yellow, magenta and cyan dye crystals, activated with 200 million heat pulses, in 30 seconds, in a single pass. With 100 billion crystals in a 2 x 3-inch print, the paper is 100- percent inkless. A ZINK-enabled printer uses heat to activate and colourize these crystals. Because there is no ink, every ZINK-enabled device has the unique benefits of being small, simple, elegant, and ecu-friendly.

Polaroid is leveraging the ZINK Technology to bring a new family of digital instant products to the marketplace.

THE POLAROID DIGITAL INSTANT MOBILE PHOTO PRINTER IS THE FIRST ZINK-ENABLED DEVICE AVAILABLE.

The perfect gift
The perfect gift
With all these wonderful features and affordable price, the Polaroid PoGoTM will make the perfect gift for any of your friends and family.

Copyright © 2008 Polaroid Corporation

Product Description

Print and share your memories in less than 60 seconds with 2x3-inch, peel-off, sticky-backed photos. Bring Polaroid magic to your cell phone or digital camera with the Instant Mobile Printer or snap and print with the Instant DigitalCamera.


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445 of 452 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Lots of fun, but know what to expect. 6 Dec 2008
If you're thinking of buying the pogo, you should know beforehand exactly what you're getting.

As it currently stands, the printer is more of a fun/arty toy. I have a polaroid izone, which was great fun when I was able to get film for it, and if you've ever owned one then you'll already have an idea of what to expect. The pictures aren't large (2x3 inches) but I really like that, they'd be a perfect size to keep in a wallet if you wanted. The sticky back is handy, and I've found that it won't peel paint from walls when removed.
The cost of paper means each picture should average between 20p and 30p, the cheapest I've found works out to 21.4p each.

The printer itself is larger than I expected at roughly 120 x 71 x 23mm, but that's still a very manageable size.

You shouldn't buy the Pogo if you want professional quality prints; the colours aren't totally accurate (in my experience, dark red/brown may come out a little pink-ish and in most cases colours won't be as vivid as the original) and although I don't know the exact DPI equivalent, it's certainly not going to rival a photo printer.

Depending on why you buy it, however, these points may not actually count against. The quality of Polaroid photos was always a little different anyway, that was the cost of immediate images and this printer is no different. I actually like the colours being a little abnormal, it seems more authentic.

Bare in mind that since the colour reproduction is reliant upon the paper rather than the printer, there's always the possibility that Polaroid will bring out new paper and maybe even firmware updates to complement it, though that's entirely speculation.
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125 of 127 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An Attempt At Writing A Realistic Review 17 May 2011
Hi all,

I will write about a well-established problem with this gadget's operation, specifically the inconsistent image quality and the dreaded streaking most owners experience at some point. I'd like to help others get rid of this frustrating problem too.

So I got some good news on this. I've received my PoGo a couple of days ago and have been working on it to get rid of the unacceptable amount of streaking I suffered from the second or third print on.

Examining, testing, printing test pics, etc. I have finally come to realize the method suggested in the manual to clean the printing head/heat plate does not quite work the way it should. The fine dust stays in, being not a dust friendly design it messes up the printing performance. The streaking is almost always about the fine dust particles gathered on the heat plate, not about the paper however old they happen to be.

The trouble is a simple design fault with the springy pressure plate underneath the lid. It's supposed to apply enough pressure on the paper to both print clean pictures and to clean the heat plate with the blue lead paper that comes in each paper stack. Basically it neither quite covers the whole width of the paper nor applies enough pressure on the papers or the blue cleaning/calibrating cardboard to perform the cleaning action.

I have found a consistent solution for this that worked perfectly for me:

Always keep the blue cardboard calibration/cleaning cardboards when you open a satchel of papers. Turn the printer on. Open the lid, empty the paper bed, slide the blue paper towards the slot as suggested in the manual. Don't close the lid but hold the little switch on the opposite corner down that tells PoGo the lid is closed.
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108 of 111 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great piece of kit 30 Sep 2008
I ordered one of these having played with a friend's. I was a little concerned by some of the reviews here, but I'd seen one in the flesh, as it were, so was pretty sure it'd be OK. As often happens I found a lot of the negative comments to be wrong or not to be deal breakers (for me).

I've been really impressed with the Pogo so far, and my daughter's been having a great time with it. It's really easy to send photos from my mobile, and the prints come out very quickly. Setting it up was pretty seamless (though it took me a little time to work out which way the paper went in). Once set up you can take the Pogo anywhere and get near instant prints.

My daughter now has photos stuck all over her things. Her generation are more used to seeing photos on PC screens so the prints are a real novelty for her.

The packaging is pretty nice. Looks like Polaroid have been following Apple's example here. (Seems superficial to mention this, but it helps make a good first impression.)

One suggestion I'd make is for the photo paper to have a break on the backing to make it easier to remove it when you want to stick the photo somewhere. (Maybe I just find it tricky because I bite my nails!)

As for the criticisms, the one I'd agree with is: why does it have to come with a non-standard power adaptor? I've not marked it down for this since it seems to be true of all digital cameras in the market (or at least the ones I've seen) so it would be unfair to single the Pogo out. Can't someone legislate to enforce a standard charger?

So apart from that non-dealbreaker, I can definitely recommend the Pogo as a fun gift for anyone who has kids, or is young at heart.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing
love this product so much its amazing. would defiantly recommend it to anyone that wants to buy one. and such good value for money!
Published 1 month ago by Hannnah Chick
3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant idea, that I never use
I thought this would be used all the time but after an initial flurry of prints, it just sits on my desk gathering dust. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Worthington
5.0 out of 5 stars good quality
Just what I needed to print of some quality pictures from my new Nikon SLR camera and they came out well on this paper
Published 3 months ago by brian mowatt
5.0 out of 5 stars BRILLIANT Gadget
A brilliant gadget. i love it, and i hope they do not discontinue selling the paper for it. i have had great fun....and I am an adult, so teenagers will love it too. Read more
Published 3 months ago by lanic
4.0 out of 5 stars Never used it.
I brought this for a job I never started. Maybe I should sell it on ebay as never been used with spare paper?
Published 4 months ago by Cliff
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor product
Did not do what I wanted it to do gathering dust in my office pity it did not work, sorry about this review.
Published 4 months ago by P. Liley
4.0 out of 5 stars PO GO
this is a very neat little printer which will print from most media cameras. The prints are small but the added attraction is the prints have a sticky back to them and can be... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mel
3.0 out of 5 stars Doesn't work with iPhone, it oversells itself.
I was hoping I could at least get this working with a jailbroken iPhone but had no success. it's OK. I Ioved the prints when they worked but it was quite hit and miss. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Adam
5.0 out of 5 stars Very nice!
I like the idea to print photos out wherever we are! The size picture is a little bit small. But if the printer was bigger, it would be too big to carry. Dilemma!
Published 8 months ago by MS S HUANG
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I take it everywhere with me, can take photos and print on the go, great little gadget recommend it to everyone.
Published 10 months ago by christine starkey
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