LG Electronics (LG) has announced the launch of the Pocket Photo 2.0 (PD239) smart mobile printer. The device provides wireless connectivity with NFC and Bluetooth, enabling users to print customized pictures from tablets and smartphones. It also offers a slimmer design and increased battery life. Compatible with Android, iOS and Windows Phone 8, the refreshingly versatile Pocket Photo 2.0 is an excellent travel companion. The stylish new model comes in sweet pink, jewel white and lime yellow.
“Printed photos have a sentimental appeal that digital images are not truly able to replicate,” said D.Y. Kim, President of LG Electronics, Gulf FZE. “Our Pocket Photo 2.0 embraces the emotional aspect of the printed photo while offering a level of portability and convenience that traditional film cameras just can’t match. We are confident that people will find the customization and sharing potential offered by this innovative product very exciting.”
The eye-pleasing LG Pocket Photo 2.0 is one of the smallest mobile photo printing devices on the market. With a width of just 20mm, the new model is 4mm thinner than its predecessor. Despite having a thinner body, the device provides longer battery life for more on-the-go fun. Moreover, the LG Pocket Photo 2.0 prints 5.1 x 7.6-cm (2 x 3-inch) pictures rendered at a crystal clear 313dpi – perfect for sharing or displaying. After downloading and installing the free editing app, users can connect their smartphone or tablet to the Pocket Photo 2.0 and begin printing immediately.
LG has also enhanced its editing app to let users experiment with an expanded range of customization options. A new set of filter effects has been added, as well as a clever frame augmentation feature. The upgraded app still boasts all of the favorites from the previous version, including the ability to embed QR codes on photographs.
This feature has been praised by tech enthusiasts looking for a fast and simple way to connect a physical photograph with an online community or internet-based content. The creative and easy-to-use combination of app and device makes the Pocket Photo 2.0 an absolutely stellar tool for bringing family, friends and even perfect strangers together.
The Pocket Photo 2.0 uses ZINK paper, eliminating the need for expensive ink cartridges. ZINK printing technology utilizes heat to activate the necessary color-forming chemistry. Compared to conventional printing processes, ZINK’s inkless paper system preserves images for longer and produces less smearing. Impressively, the Pocket Photo 2.0 can produce 30 ZINK paper prints on a single charge.
The Pocket Photo 2.0 (PD239) is expected to be available in the Middle East this March.