Polaroid’s excellent Hi-Print instant photo printer is just $69.99 - The Verge
Polaroid’s Hi-Print instant photo printer will print your summer snaps for just $69.99. Plus, both the Apple Watch Series 7 and Microsoft’s 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 4 are cheaper than ever.
Small instant photo printers can offer a unique and fun way to capture memories while traveling. Sure, they may not have the retro charm of an instant camera, but there’s some charm in being able to quickly print credit card-sized pictures while you’re on the go — you’ll just need to capture them using your smartphone. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, however. After testing several instant cameras myself, I found that, unless you’ve got some photography skills and experience, it’s often easier to take sharper photos with a camera you’re familiar with (even if it’s a phone). As a result, mobile photo printers might be what you’re looking for if you want to print photos that look even better.
That’s especially true of Polaroid’s Hi-Print, which my colleague Allison Johnson recently dubbed the best instant photo printer after testing a range of models. As Allison notes, the Hi-Print relies on a mini dye-sub technology that many larger color photo printers also use, hence the excellent image quality. As an added bonus, you can also use the companion app to add text, emoticons, colorful frames, and adjust both color and exposure.
Just be aware that while the camera can easily fit into a purse, you likely won’t be able to slip its refill cartridges in, too, as they’re large. Another con is that this camera only prints 2 x 3-inch photos, and a single 20-sheet refill pack costs $17. But, if that doesn’t matter to you, you can buy Polaroid’s Hi-Print right now for just $69.99 instead of $99.99 from Adorama through its Amazon storefront — a record low. If you prefer faster shipping, Amazon is also selling the camera for $79.92.