There's a reason why Polaroids were so popular for so long. Even now, in a world where you can take a picture and send an exact copy to a friend in seconds, there's something appealing about having a tangible, real-world representation of your image in your hand in seconds, ready to be saved for all time.
Of course, between the cost of ink cartridges and their prohibitive size and lack of mobility, a regular printer doesn't quite scratch the same itch. However, the Mini Magic Wireless Photo Printer checks all the right boxes, offering an easy portable method of printing up your favorite pictures all without the hassle of ink.
This palm-sized printer uses thermal printing techniques, seamlessly transferring your image from your iOS or Android phone directly on to a thermal paper roll. Without the use of ink, you can print a pocket-sized version of all your favorite pics in a matter of seconds.
The printer connects to your phone via Bluetooth or USB, then you open your image in the free PeriPage app. There you can edit your image, then hit print and watch your picture spool out.
Of course, the beauty of this printer is that it doesn't just print images. With the app, you can easily set up this printer to print virtually anything, including text. You can use it to print notes, create a shipping label or any of a hundred different uses.
Build with sturdy construction and an ergonomic design, this makes a great travel accessory for a business person or a fun toy for a picture-obsessed teen. The package also comes with six extra thermal rolls, which enable you to shoot and print up to 100 images.
The Mini Magic Wireless Photo Printer is definitely cool at its regular $169.99 retail price, but at 64 percent off, only $59.99, cool becomes a must-have.