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Polaroid L Series tablets come bearing Lollipop

Polaroid L Series tablets come bearing Lollipop

Polaroid's CES 2015 offerings have been notable, and include the iZone camera companion for smartphones and tablets, as well as some other gadgets. Also counted among them are two new tablets, the Polaroid L Series Android slates. They're essentially the same device offered in 7-inch and 10-inch sizes, and they have decidedly mid-tier specs, including quad-core processors and WiFi. Both are targeting budget-conscious users, set to come with a price tag that undercuts many competing slates when they launch this spring.

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Polaroid iZone camera: a companion for Android and iOS handsets

Polaroid iZone camera: a companion for Android and iOS handsets

Among Polaroid's CES 2015 wares is the iZone camera, a square-shaped compact point-and-shoot camera with optical zoom and the ability to work with your Android or iOS mobile device. The maker refers to iZone as a companion device for your smartphone or tablet, the latter of which works as a remote view finder and a storage base for taking/saving images with the Polaroid camera. The idea behind such a device is that the companion camera will (likely) be of a somewhat higher quality than your smartphone, but without the same sharing features and power as your handset.

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Polaroid releasing dashcams, mobile printer this Spring

Polaroid releasing dashcams, mobile printer this Spring

This morning, Polaroid is rolling out a new line of dashcams, and announcing a new go-anywhere printer utilizing their ZINK technology for printing right from your Android or iOS device. Polaroid’s dashcams promise recording in full 1080p, with sensors that record automatically if a collision is detected. Polaroid President and CEO, Scott W. Hardy said “With the average American spending more than 30 hours a year in traffic and about 5.4 million vehicle accidents annually, we saw the need to provide consumers with a dashcam that is designed to ensure their safety while in their vehicles.

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Polaroid, Blipfoto team up for one-a-day photo sharing platform

Polaroid, Blipfoto team up for one-a-day photo sharing platform

Perhaps drawing inspiration from their Cube, Polaroid is again going small. This time, they’re teaming up with Blipfoto to bring you a photo sharing community. the joint venture is a sort of re-introduction of both companies as they attempt to make themselves relevant in our mobile world. The Blipfoto community, like Polaroid, is nothing new, but in need of a refreshed image. The share-once-a-day forum will bring a re-hashed look for mobile, where Blipfoto is available on both Android and iOS (and the web).

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Polaroid Socialmatic camera is now up for pre-order

Polaroid Socialmatic camera is now up for pre-order

Consumers haven't entirely abandoned printed photographs, even if Instagram and similar services are now the preferred way to share and view images. Things like ZenCam have caught attention for offering physical prints of digital media, and so it isn't surprising that Polaroid has been looking at resurrecting its own instant film offerings. We've seen the Polaroid Socialmatic camera before, and now there is finally a launch date to which we can look forward: January.

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Snapjet prints your phone photos without wires or apps

Snapjet prints your phone photos without wires or apps

Despite the growing number of smartphone photography enthusiasts, there is also a growing resurgence in interest with "instant film" printing started by Polaroid. There are many solutions out there, ranging from a dedicated camera, a bulky photo printer, or an insanely bulky smartphone case (we're looking at you Prynt). What if you could throw out all that bulk and still have printer that works with any smartphone of any size? Well, you could do that with this Kickstarter called Snapjet, that prints instant film photos without wires, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC, or even apps.

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Polaroid Cube Review

Polaroid Cube Review

What do you do with a cube that fits in the palm of your hand, sticks to metal with a magnet, and takes photos and video? You capture the world around you, of course. You capture it casually, and you capture it with the playfulness and joy that the Polaroid brand has always been about.

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Polaroid Socialmatic Android camera mixes print and digital

Polaroid Socialmatic Android camera mixes print and digital

Polaroid is best known for being a camera company but it has been dabbling in mobile devices, even a smartwatch, of late. Its Socialmatic camera takes it back to its photography roots but with a very peculiar twist: this Android-powered camera lets you print out photos on the spot.

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Polaroid’s new XS1000i, the newest Action Sports Camera hands-on

Polaroid’s new XS1000i, the newest Action Sports Camera hands-on

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.

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Polaroid’s C3 and Z2300, hands-on with a two big shots

Polaroid’s C3 and Z2300, hands-on with a two big shots

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.

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Polaroid 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV 50GSR7100 to be intro’d at CES 2014

Polaroid 50-inch Roku Ready Smart TV 50GSR7100 to be intro’d at CES 2014

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.

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Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 features 8 GB of storage and 7-inch display

Polaroid Kids Tablet 2 features 8 GB of storage and 7-inch display

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.

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