LG Pocket Photo is a nice toy, but…


LG-Pocket20131125First, the plus side: the LG Pocket Photo is not so complicated to use. Bluetooth supports even the lowest version, or anyone can tap his or her smart phone on the Near Field Communication ( NFC) mark for file transfer. Tranfer may be done using a tablet, desktop or even most low tech phones with Bluetooth capacity.

Most anyone can use the Pocket Photo straight from the box. Even an elementary student can handle it.

This gadget can print business card sized photos. The quality depends on how many megapixels the source camera or cell phone is. At 72x120x24mm, the Pocket Photo printer weighs a mere 215g. In other words, it’s about the size of any of today’s cell phones and weighs about the same, too. So for the trigger happy gadget lover who wants a printout immediately, this one’s for you. It’s almost reminiscent of those old Polaroid cameras for those who simply refuse to wait.

The app can be downloaded or one can simply transfer images via Bluetooth, whatever suits one’s fancy. The Pocket Photo will print your chosen picture where you want it, when you need it.

But don’t expect photos as clear and sharp as the kind that comes from conventional photo printing. You get what you pay for and this is not exactly a top-of-the-line, high end printer, regardless of size.

This portable printer retails for P7,500. Zink photo paper sells for P750 for 30 small sheets, or P25 per print. Ink is available in LG stores.

Got a lot of extra coin in your pocket? This could be for you or for your favorite godson this Yuletide season. In the end, it’s little more than a tech toy for big boys (and girls) for whom price is the least of their concerns.


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