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Prynt smartphone case instantly prints out photos, now on Kickstarter
Back in November we first wrote about Prynt, a concept idea for a smartphone case that would allow instant printing of photos in a manner similar to old school Polaroids. At that time, the team behind Prynt was still working to finalize hardware with the goal of eventually bringing the case to Kickstarter. Now that day has arrived.
The final Prynt case hardware is much more advanced than the prototype we learned about late last year, with improvements including the ability to hold 10 sheets of ink-infused paper at a time, as opposed to a single sheet in the earlier prototype. The battery is also rechargeable in the Prynt, lasting 20 images before needing to recharge. In addition to being able to print from your camera roll, Facebook or Instagram — the special app also allows for unique features like augmented reality, allowing you to hold your phone over a printed image, get it automatically scanned and then a movie that you pre-selected for the image will start playing.
The Prynt is currently selling for $99 on Kickstarter, though there are only a limited number of pledges left (484 at time of writing) for those that want to get the case by August 2015. For those that are later to pledge, you’ll see the Prynt arrive around October, provided everything goes as planned.
As for device compatibility? Unfortunately the only Android devices currently designed to work with the case are the Galaxy S5 and S4, though a number of iPhones do work with it. Prynt says they will be expanding the number of compatible devices in the future, though no word on what devices are being considered. For more details on Prynt, be sure to check out the project’s official Kickstarter page.