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Polaroid PoGo

Polaroid PoGo
alaScore 83

503 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 503 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the performance and print quality are overall positive. The size and value for money also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the build quality.

usability, value for money, size, print quality, performance

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Printers the Polaroid PoGo is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Polaroid PoGo

 

If you still get warm and fuzzy thinking about those James Garner and Mariette Hartley Polaroid commercials, it's time to let go of the past. Traditional film is barely hanging on, and Polaroid has completely ceased production of instant film.

Power brick is huge; battery life must be improved

Power brick is huge; battery life must be improved

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Polaroid Pogo Instant Digital Camera

 

The Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera represents a logical evolution for Polaroid. The company may have stopped producing film for its famed instant cameras (the first came out over 60 years ago), but the name lives on, synonymous with photo prints....

Built-in printer works on images stored on SD Card

Image quality, print and digital, is poor

Digital camera is first with a built-in printer, but this innovation can't compensate for camera's boxy design and poor image quality.

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Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer

 

This innovative accessory impresses with its inkless printing technology, but the photos themselves aren't so hot.

Compact design ; Light weight ; No ink required

Prints slowly ; Poor image quality ; Only holds 10 sheets at a time

The PoGo is innovative and fun to use, but The PoGo is innovative and fun to use, but $149 isn’t cheap for a phone or camera accessory that doesn’t output full-size 4 x 6 prints. We49 isn’t cheap for a phone or camera accessory that doesn’t output...

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Pogo

 

The camera world may have gone digital, but the name Polaroid remains synonymous with instant photo prints. So it's not surprising that Polaroid has introduced the $150 PoGo portable printer.

Small, battery-operated printer Prints are adequate

Power adapter is nearly the size of the printer

In the end, the PoGo's appeal lies in its mobility and its near-instantaneous picture production. The $150 price is steep for what amounts to a one-trick gimmick printer. But that doesn't detract from the silly fun people can have by printing pictures...

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PoGo Printer Spits Pics on the Quick

 

Remember that song, Hey Ya! by OutKast? Good song, but overplayed to the point where everyone from your Grandma to your 4-year-old niece was shaking it like

It'll take you longer to actually line up, compose, and shoot a decent photo than it will to transfer that same photo to the Pogo. Thermal ZINK photo paper is a hoot to use. Adhesive back is ingenious

Colors are washed out. Wouldn't it be awesome, I mean really awesome, if you had to shake the heat-sensitive paper once or twice to make it develop

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Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera

 

One of the benefits of being a reviewer is that occasionally you get play with something that's just plain fun. The Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera ($200 street, complete with a standard 1-year warranty) is that kind of toy...uh...product. It...

Easy setup. JPG image quality equivalent to the best camera phones. Print quality suitable for wallet-size photos. It's fun

Prints photos at only 2 by 3 inches. Relatively low image quality by today's standards for both JPG file and printed output

Despite some limitations, the Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera delivers more than good enough image quality for its intended purpose, and it's fun to use too.

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Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer

 

Long before anybody was thinking about digital cameras, Polaroid invented instant photography. Shoot a picture, and 60-seconds later you had a snapshot in hand. It's the archetypical Polaroid experience. The Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer ($150...

Fits in a pocket. Easy setup. Prints from PictBridge cameras and over Bluetooth connections

Photos are only 2- by 3-inches. Color quality is less than ideal

The Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer is strong on gadget appeal, but it's limited to a 2- by 3-inch photo size and less than ideal photo quality.

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Polaroid PoGo Wireless Bluetooth Photo Printer Review

 

I am a hardcore picture taker. Paparazzo. Twit-Pic-er. What that means, is that whenever I'm out with my friends or family, I'm that girl that will stop a stranger on the street and make them take a picture. Maybe even two. Although a tad annoying at...

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Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer Review at PC Mag

 

Output quality is far from ideal, or even what you'd expect from your local drug store. Colors in more than half of my test photos were noticeably off, shifting some light colors to yellow, some shades of red to purple, and making some photos seem...

WOW! Ok, the photo quality is not that great – but the idea! is awesome . . .can you imagine appying “inkless” technology to the real printer world?!

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Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer Review

 

The Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer is a palm size mobile photo printer that allows you to print in minutes directly from your mobile phone or digital camera. Capture and print instantly anywhere. It is a high technology printer with amazing...

Product Specifications

The Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera is the first digital camera and printer combination that is small enough to take on-the-go. The digital version of Polaroid's iconic instant camera, the Polaroid PoGo Instant Digital Camera is a full-feature digital camera with an integrated printer.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:1.5in
Height:3in
Weight:10.1oz
Width:4.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Coupling shot / Fireworks / Flowing water / Landscape / Night portrait / Night scene / Pet / Portrait lady / Portrait man / Snow / Splashing water / Sports mode / Sunrise / Sunset / Text

Header

Manufacturer:Polaroid
Model:PoGo Instant Digital Camera
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Polaroid

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.0
Min Focal Length:6.47mm
Type:Lens

Optical Sensor

Interpolated Resolution:7Megapixel
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.2 mm ( 1/2.5 ) / 10.2 mm ( 1/2.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Resolution:5Megapixel

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):400
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 1800 / ISO 400
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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