Concept Printer Case Turns iPhone into Pocket Polaroid Camera

Rather than using traditional instant film that develops on the spot, newer instant cameras are using a special ZINK technology that prints digital photos rather than exposing special paper. As more and more consumers rely solely on their mobile phones for shooting casual snapshots, perhaps the Sophie concept iPhone case is the next step in instant film’s evolution: it’s a case with a built-in printer that turns your iPhone into a Polaroid-style instant camera. What do you think of the idea?

(via Yanko Design)


    Let’s talk how thicker it is!

  • Guest

    Why would you want to print anything? We’re in a digital age…. no need to print things.

  • Laserheart

    Interesting, but what we really need is just a printer to allow us to print short lists or coupons on the go.

  • Guest

    Irony is that the iPhone is one of the few phones that won’t print to the existing zink printers.

  • Robertv

    I’d like this as a Bluetooth printer please. I certainly don’t need that stuck to my phone, my Mophie is enough thanks.

  • Chung Dha Lam

    I’d say I just email the photo to you ad you can print it out on you normal printer.

  • Bdophoto

    that’s what she said

  • Mario Groleau

    I think that is a geat idea! But it exists a TOMY xiao™ TIP-521 Digital Camera that have this feature.

  • gunksjt

    i thinks its an awsome idea, reguardless of thickness, i love photographs and this would be great for amatures like me! :)

  • Matt Brandon

    I have been using the Polaroid Pogo for many years. I have loved being able to print a photo in the field for a local contact so I don’t have to send one back later (lest I forget!). The problem with the Pogo is the battery. It suck up power as Zink print technology is inkless and uses heat to make the print. I wonder is this would do any better than the Pogo? Is there a possible production date for this concept?

  • Smillinbob

    Where can I buy this

  • Allison Valton

    ^not to you