Polaroid’s new XS1000i Action Sports Video cam is on display here at CES 2014, and we were lucky enough to get a quick hands-on with it. Small, light, and powerful, we’re anticipating Polaroid’s new camera to make an impact when it’s launched this summer. Instead of being an also-ran to the sports camera genre, Polaroid is coming in with guns blazing.
Polaroid is here at CES, showing off their new cameras and mobile devices. Of special interest to us was their new C3 Action Sports Video Camera, which brings Hi-Def video in the smallest package we’ve seen. There was also their Z2300 Instant digital Camera, which adds a new twist to digital photography. We went hands on with both.
Polaroid plans to roll out a couple new products for the upcoming CES 2014, among them being the new 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV, model 50GSR7100. As you may image, this offering is a smart TV that runs Roku's popular channels-based interface. The functionality comes via the Roku Smart Stick, a dongle that, in this case, is integrated into the TV for always-there access to apps like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime, and more.
Polaroid has unveiled its latest tablet aimed specifically at children and it's a refreshed version of the original Polaroid Kids Tablet. The new tablet is called the Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 and features a seven-inch screen. The tablet also has a number of applications preloaded just for kids.
In 2012, ADR Studio created a Socialmatic Instagram concept camera, which is now set to become a reality. Socialmatic announced earlier this week that it signed an MoU agreement with C&A Licensing allowing it to make a Poloroid digital camera with instant printing capabilities. All the details are still unknown, but you can see the concept image after the jump.
If you grew up in the 70s or 80s, someone you know had one of the Polaroid instant cameras. Odds are your parents had one of these instant cameras and you and your siblings probably fought over who got to shake the picture until it developed. If you would like to own one of these instant cameras again, a company called PolaPros is now offering a wide range of refurbished units.
Polaroid may not be the first name you think of when you imagine cutting-edge cameras, but the new Polaroid iM1836 joins a rarified club of Android-based snappers. Pairing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with an interchangeable lens system of Polaroid's own devising, the iM1836 shoots up to 18-megapixel stills and up to 1080p Full HD video, and does the same sort of wireless uploads - minus 4G - as Samsung's Galaxy Camera.
Polaroid, best known for its beloved instant-film cameras, has unveiled an Android tablet for kids. The slate has a 7-inch display, fun white and blue design, and is crafted to be rugged enough to withstand the endless dangers young children will subject it to. The PTAB750 model tablet will be on display at CES 2013 in the coming days.
Polaroid's biggest days might be behind them, but that isn't stopping the company from coming up with new and unique ideas. Polaroid is planning on opening a chain of brick-and-mortar stores that are specifically built to print and edit all of your smartphone photos, as well as photos uploaded to Facebook or other social site. The company is calling its stores Fotobar.