Instantly Prynt photos with your smartphone

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man photographing baby elephant with his mobile phone camera in Chitwan national park, Nepal

You can now instantly share smartphone photos in the physical world with Prynt, the first-ever smartphone printer/phone case. Prynt prints photos from your smartphone anytime, anywhere. Similar to the Polaroid camera, the photo paper contains all you need to print a photo, no ink cartridges needed. As a bonus, the 2 X 3 photos are printed on sticky backed paper.

How Prynt works:

  • Install the print app and attach your smartphone to the Prynt case.
  • Take a photo and attach it to a video clip, or use the first scene of a video clip as your photo.
  • Add filters stickers and frames, then print your photo.

Photos must be attached to a five-second video clip to print them, but then anyone who downloads the Prynt app can scan the photo and watch the hidden video embedded within it. In a way, you are printing a video. Just like the Polaroid camera of the past the photos print quickly and develop instantly.

The reviews of Prynt are mixed. CNET rates the Prynt a five out of ten.

  • The case is bulky and doesn’t really protect the phone.
  • Some people are happy with the photo quality while others are not.
  • It is easy to set up and use.
  • Customer service isn’t always helpful.
  • Everyone loved the hidden embedded video clip.

Prynt is the brainchild of Clément Perrot and David Zhang. Conceived in France, the Prynt home office is now in San Francisco. It is available at a cost of $149 dollars and comes with ten photo papers. A package of 50 photo papers costs $25 dollars. If you want to amaze your friends with a hidden printable video that is also a sticker, then Prynt is for you.