Instant Gratification
Photo-A-Day #1236

Do you remember when cameras like this were the fastest way to see the photos that you took? I remember using a camera like this at my grandmother’s house when I was really young. It was amazing to take a picture and then watch as the image slowly appeared on the film. The other day I heard about a device that I want, but most certainly do not need and cannot think of enough applications for it to justify it. It is called the Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer. The device can print photos via bluetooth all with zero ink. It uses the ZINK paper, Zink stand for Zero Ink. The printer works by heating the paper which is embedded with crystals of magenta, cyan and yellow. You can connect the device via USB to a pictbridge enabled camera or it can receive images via bluetooth and in 60 seconds an image will print. While this may not capture the wonder of the original Polaroids it certainly is some cool tech. Can you think of applications for such a device? Leave me a comment and let me know.

IZEAFest 2008 is coming up in two weeks. I am a moderator for the Big Money Bloggers. I’ll be moderating a panel that consists of Stephanie Agresta, John Chow, Neil Patel & Jeremy Schoemaker. These are some big money bloggers who have decided to come and speak to the attendees of IZEAFest and hopefully impart some of their wisdom. I have the task, honor, privilege of being the person to ask the questions of these panelists and I wanted to ask you who are readers of this blog if you had questions for John, Neil, Jeremy or Stephanie leave them in the comments and I will try and get them asked.

Other than that today I am totally burnt out. I have nothing but demos every day till vacation. Each one is “Special”, I hate to say it but I am burnt out over everything however there is light at the end of the tunnel, finally and I’ll be moving to the new position in October. But in the meantime, if someone would like to cheer me up, A PoGo and some Zink would be sweet pick me ups. I kid. But seriously buy me the fun toy.

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12 Responses to “Instant Gratification”

  1. Christine says:

    I’m old enough to remember the old Polaroid cameras, in fact, I had one when I was a teenager. The film for it was very expensive. But it was fun.

    This new technology is cool, I’ll admit, but I honestly can’t justify buying it. I mean, most people use digital cameras these days. I have a good color printer and I print my pics at home.

    But if I were on vacation and wanted a print right away, maybe to give to our hosts, all I’d have to do is go to the nearest Rite-Aid/CVS/Walgreens/wherever, stick the memory card into a machine, and get instant prints that way.

    Cool toy if you have the cash to spend on that and the paper, but not very practical. But that’s just my opinion.

    Hope you get past the burnout…just two more weeks until IZEAFest…have fun! :D

    Christine’s last blog post..Risky business?

  2. Drew says:

    Christine,
    I can’t justify it either, It would be a fun toy for a while and then end up in my defunct tech box, I should have a contest to get rid of my defunct tech.

    IZEAFest should be great and I’m also going back to Blog World Expo. Both are very highly anticipated in my book. I’m so excited. But I just need to get through a few more demos before I can relax fully.

  3. Stephen says:

    I actually have a question for the big money bloggers. Obviously they have spent considerable time and effort getting to where they are in blogging. I am wondering how they see things playing out in the future are the web gets more and more staturated with bloggers opportunities to make money will be harder to find due to competition and advertisers will be less inclined to pay for blogging as the overall impression of blogging gets worse. Do they see the phenomenon of money for blogging peaking or do they see it as something that will continue to grow?

    Also can I get an Autographed photo?

  4. Drew says:

    Stephen,

    A very good question. Also I will look into the autographed photos.

  5. Lisa says:

    The geek in me is screaming, “WANT THAT!”
    The rational side of me is trying to beat the crap out of the geek to shut her up.

    I still added the PoGo to my wishlist. I love the concept!

    Lisa’s last blog post..The More Meat, The Better.

  6. Drew says:

    Lisa,
    It is such a cool little device and I really want one for the cool factor, but other than that it is not practical.

  7. dashdot says:

    I have an SX70 but since last year film is only via unsaleable and like 14 dollar a package. BIG shame but too expensive for a hobby. I heard about ZINK but gave up on the idea and now try digital transfers an emulsionlifts

  8. Drew says:

    Dashdot,
    You must be a fan because I only caught too expensive and hobby, the rest went right over my head. Thanks for dropping over.

  9. dashdot says:

    TRUE! all them things are great fun but you can find ways to do alternative printing with digital images too :)

  10. Drew says:

    DashDot,
    Yeah, I could find something else to do to get digital prints. Heck I use CVS all the time to get prints.

  11. dashdot says:

    well you can find nice techniques here; with them i try to do polaroid techniques and still testing and having loads of fun >> http://www.nonphotography.com/

  12. Drew says:

    Dashdot,
    Thanks for the link, I will certainly go and check this out when I get a chance. Always nice to try other techniques.