Photographs are a part of people’s life. It takes us back to the memory lane and helps us relive important moments. As an adolescent during the 1980s, I used to thirst for my father’s prized possession—a Polaroid instant camera, which used to be taken out on social occasions or weekend family picnics. Whenever the need to capture a special moment arose, our proud father used to wield his device, take a photo and the printout used to appear from the top of the camera and develop and dry as it hit the air. My sole grouse was that we as children were forbidden to lay our hands on his instant camera.
That was then. Nowadays, we all have our camera-equipped mobile phones of whatever make, and quite a few among us click pictures of almost everything—flowers, people, traffic jams, sky and so on and so on. We also print some of our creativity by transferring the picture files from our mobile phone to our laptop or desktop computer and then print them by means of a printer, either black & white or colour, whatever is available.
But the entire procedure can get a bit tedious, isn’t it? Also, why let your memories fade out, when you can print it on the go with technology made available in the market by LG Electronics. The South Korean electronics company has devised an easy way to print photos instantly with its PD233 pocket photo printer. The device delivers high quality prints and provides fairly good wireless connectivity, making it the ideal companion for both Apple and Android-powered smartphones. The mobile printer carries an affordable price tag of R14,990.
At first look, the LG printer comes across as a stylish piece of hardware and software combo. At 212 grams, it is one of the smallest and lightest mobile phone printing devices in the market where users can print on the go and also share photos on social media platforms and online, directly from the device. The photo printer easily fits the palm of one’s hand or a jacket pocket when not in use. It produces 5.1 x