Following the launch of its first Pocket Photo smart mobile printer last year, LG is now introducing the Pocket Photo 2.0 (PD239), which features a slimmer design with increased battery life for enhanced portability.
Compatible with Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8 devices, this new model is 20mm thin (4mm slimmer than its predecessor), and prints 5.1 x 7.6-cm (2 x 3-inch) pictures rendered at 313dpi. After downloading the free editing app, users can connect their smartphone or tablet to the Pocket Photo 2.0 to begin printing immediately.
The app has also been improved 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.
The smart mobile printer 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 longer, and produces less smearing. The new model can produce 30 ZINK paper prints on a single charge.
Available in sweet pink or jewel white, the Pocket Photo 2.0 (PD239) retails for S$229 at LG authorized retailers. The Zink Media Photo Paper comes in the following options: 30 paper sheets and 90 paper sheets at S$15 and S$40 respectively, while a pouch of 30 sticker sheets retails for S$18.
Find out more from our Pocket Photo (PD233) review.