Prynt is a case that will print photos from your smartphone instantly, with one really neat extra feature

Prynt is a case that will print photos from your smartphone instantly, with one really neat extra feature
A pair of enterprising young developers from Paris have taken the idea of printing pictures to a new direction, and no, it is not simply a nostalgic solute to Polaroid.

Prynt is a case that will print a small, hard-copy of a photo that you take with your smartphone. That in itself is not a remarkable feat, though the size and form factor does show how compact such an apparatus can be.

The really cool part about this is how the companion app works when taking a photo. Like some other camera apps, Prynt will record a small amount of video around when the shutter key is clicked, and from there, the app can basically assign a physical token to the printed picture, enabling one to view the video.

If the printed picture is held in front of the camera while the Prynt app is open, then a superimposed “Play” button appears on the smartphone’s screen where the picture is displayed. Selecting Play then shows the video that was recorded during the picture taking, embedded in the image space of the picture itself.

It is like a physical Snapchat of sorts, and one of the goals at Prynt is to create a capability where you can take a picture of one thing, and assign a video of something else entirely when the picture is held in front of the camera with the Prynt app running.

Prynt will launch a campaign on Kickstarter in 2015, with an early adopter cost of just $99. It will be designed to support Android and iOS smartphones with screens in the 4.x-inch range initially. Plans are already in the works to support phablets like the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or iPhone 6 Plus. The final product should hold up to 30 sheets of heat-activated ink-paper, and the process will take about 30 seconds, maybe longer if the connection is done via Bluetooth.

The team from Prynt will be at CES this coming January in Las Vegas, and we will definitely track these guys down to see this in action.



source: TechCrunch via SlashGear

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8 Comments

1. Ummay

Posts: 8; Member since: Mar 16, 2014

its cool , well, mmmm sort of .....

2. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Might be fun to play with it for one night. After that it will just collect dust somewhere in a dark dark place.

3. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Shut up and take my money!

8. JEverettnow

Posts: 228; Member since: Mar 11, 2013

That was funny the 1st time on Futurama. After that it was played.

4. ianneo

Posts: 42; Member since: Dec 15, 2013

I imagine that refills would cost a fortune.

5. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

But the photos are as small as an older iPhone? This is a niche product at best.

6. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013

this one seen quite big for what it should do,the lg pocket printer do the same things but much smaller

7. MasterSyrron

Posts: 59; Member since: Dec 08, 2012

I see this becoming a big thing for printed ads.

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