CE week: Polaroid instant print makes comeback. Plus, tiny cube cam

Written by Young Jeohn

Just when you thought instant polaroids were dead, the company surprises us with a modern take on an old idea. Called Instant Zip, it'll print any smartphone photo without needing any ink or a printer head. The picture will appear magically on 2x3 inch sheets (just like a polaroid) with no fanning necessary, and you can even pull off the back and stick it on your drawing pad. This could be the best little printer for serious Cosplayers as a fun way to keep track of your costumes or to bring to your next convention; it's under an inch thick and only weighs half a pound.

- 25 prints on a single charge
- 45 seconds to make a print from your smartphone
- Available now for $129 at Target, Amazon and on their website.

The colorful Polaroid Cube+ is a tiny action cam and you can see the actual video stream to your phone using the with built in WiFi. Select between 1080p or a lower res 720p video if you don't actually need the high definition. It's slated to be available in August for $149 with tons of accessories to choose from (including underwater housing).

- 90 minute recording time
- Takes micro SD cards up to 32GB

More information:
web: www.polaroid.com


Young Jeohn

Adding creative flair to Otakus & Geeks with his videos, photos and written musings. Having lived abroad with extensive travel experience from Scandinavian ice castles to the fashionable Harajuku district in Tokyo, he carries knowledge from old-skool anime days and enjoys eating with chopsticks (with expert precision), talking shop with companies large and small and other questionable activities he can't talk about in public. His website lives at http://www.YoungFromNewYork.com