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In an era of iPhones and Instagram, it seems like we're taking more photos than ever before. But how often do you even look at those photos again? For most of us, the snapshots are posted to the Story for 24 hours and forgotten or doomed to be lost in the camera roll, never to be retrieved again. But photos are valuable — they're permanent pieces of memory, after all — and a physical picture is likely to stick around longer and be more treasured. Who wants to go through the hassle of visiting a pharmacy to print out a picture, though? Especially if there are only one or two photos you really want?
That's why a miniature photo printer is such a great purchase for yourself or a gift for others. With the HP Sprocket Studio 4"x6" Instant Photo Printer, which is small enough to carry anywhere, you can turn any snapshot you take on your phone into a gorgeous physical photo you'll want to hang on your fridge or frame for your living room right away. All you have to do is download the free HP Sprocket app, which will connect with both your phone and the printer. Then, go ahead: You can start printing 4"x6" prints with just the click of a button. The printer moves fast, too, so you won't have to wait around to have your pics when you want them.
The prints retain their color and quality and are water-resistant as well. Oh, and did we mention you can customize the photo in the HP Sprocket app? Yep, you can use filters, frames, emojis, stickers, and more, adding a dash of personality, a feature that sets it apart from other photo printers. You can even check out your photo queue in augmented reality via the app!
This mini printer is like having your own photo lab, so you may expect it to be blisteringly expensive. However, it's only $129.99 for this one — considering the scores of photos you'll be printing it's more than worth it.
Prices subject to change.