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Meet Retrospekt: Old Polaroid made new (Nintendo too)

Meet Retrospekt: Old Polaroid made new (Nintendo too)

This week I got an email about a company called Retrospekt, with an announcement about a pair of Earth Day Polaroid cameras. This wasn't out of the ordinary - companies still license the Polaroid brand name* to make new cameras sort of like the models I was seeing in the email. But these were different. These "new" devices with newly designed casings (special for Earth Day 2020) were made with old-school hardware inside. It was like they were one-off custom refurbishments - but... they're more than that.

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Polaroid Now instant camera pairs classic look with basic features

Polaroid Now instant camera pairs classic look with basic features

Polaroid is back with a new instant camera, one that builds upon its classic instant-print models: the Polaroid Now. This film camera features a classic design with small but obvious upgrades, including a smoother, rounder design. Users get access to the best of instant photography, as well as some useful features that include the maker's Accurate Flash and direct support for double exposures.

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Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer released in USA at JOANN

Polaroid PlaySmart 3D Printer released in USA at JOANN

The United States' "leading craft and fabric retailer" JOANN has a new 3D printer on store shelves called the Polaroid PlaySmart. Before you go buying this just-released 3D printer for your friends, associates, or family members this holiday season, take a peek at a few of the details here and get to know the device a bit better. This device might be a bargain - or it might just be a bust - we shall see!

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Polaroid Lab prints iPhone photos without ink

Polaroid Lab prints iPhone photos without ink

Printing photos taken with your phone can sometimes be an involved process, and the freshly-announced Polaroid Lab is looking to remove some of that hassle. With it, you can print out your smartphone photos on Polaroid film, giving you an instant, physical picture. The Polaroid Lab definitely seems like a niche product, but for those who miss the glory days of instant cameras, it could be a worthwhile buy.

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Polaroid Mint 2-in-1 digital camera has built-in photo printer

Polaroid Mint 2-in-1 digital camera has built-in photo printer

Polaroid is back with two new products, the Polaroid Mint 2-in-1 instant digital camera and the Polaroid Mint pocket printer. The camera is exactly what it sounds like: a digital camera that has a built-in photo printer, making it possible to save images to a microSD card but also produce small instant prints. The new pocket printer, meanwhile, works with a mobile app to rapidly print photos.

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Polaroid Originals OneStep+ instant camera packs Bluetooth and two lenses

Polaroid Originals OneStep+ instant camera packs Bluetooth and two lenses

Polaroid Originals has launched an update to its existing OneStep 2 camera with the new OneStep+. The upcoming model features a retro Polaroid camera design, but improves upon the OneStep 2 with several new features: Bluetooth, multiple lenses, and more. This isn't a digital camera, instead printing instant photos like the older, more iconic camera models.

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Moto Mod Polaroid Insta-Share turns your phone into a printer

Moto Mod Polaroid Insta-Share turns your phone into a printer

If ever there was a good idea beyond the obvious for Moto Mods for the Moto Z device collection, it was this one. A Polaroid-brand instant photo printer that attaches to the back of your phone. Unless I'm mistaken, this is the first time a smartphone has been this close to an original Polaroid Instamatic without actually being a custom-made Instamatic itself.

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The Polaroid OneStep 2 just brought back the original …sort of

The Polaroid OneStep 2 just brought back the original …sort of

The Polaroid OneStep 2 i-Type Camera is a modern recreation - reboot, if you will, of the original Polaroid OneStep. The original Polaroid OneStop was made in 1977, and the subsequent line of OneStop Polaroid self-printing photo cameras made Polaroid a household name. In 2016, the company "The Impossible Project" created "The Impossible I-1", a self-printing photo camera that used self-printing photo film made in the last remaining Polaroid film-printing factory in the world.

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Polaroid’s new phones are (maybe) named after Cosmo Kramer

Polaroid’s new phones are (maybe) named after Cosmo Kramer

Polaroid has introduced a pair of new smartphones, and they're both seemingly named after the Seinfeld character Cosmo Kramer. Called the Polaroid Cosmo K and Cosmo K Plus, both phones are being introduced in Mexico alongside a tablet called the Jet C7. Did Polaroid say specifically that they're named after Cosmo Kramer? No. But it's hard to imagine the name was inspired by any other.

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Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera spits out small printed photos

Polaroid Pop Instant Digital Camera spits out small printed photos

Polaroid has another camera on the market that can print physical photographs, this one the Polaroid Pop Instant Camera. This small camera made its debut at CES 2017; with it, photographers can print instant 3x4” photos, the very thing for which Polaroid is famous. This camera is somewhat similar to the maker’s previous Snap cameras, using the ZINK Zero Ink printer integrated within the model to print the photos.

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MiNT SLR650-S is a limited edition Polaroid SLR

MiNT SLR650-S is a limited edition Polaroid SLR

MiNT is celebrating the production of 10,000 SLR670 cameras and to do so the company has crafted the limited edition SLR670-S camera. If you were around in the '80s you will definitely recognize the SLR670-S for what it is, a Polaroid instant camera. The limited edition camera has two major advancements that other cameras in the MiNT line don't offer.

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Polaroid Snap Touch instant camera boasts touchscreen

Polaroid Snap Touch instant camera boasts touchscreen

Leica recently introduced its “Sofort” instant camera, an offering that in some ways pales in comparison to Polaroid’s new Snap Touch instant camera. Unlike most instant cameras, the Snap Touch features a large 3.5-inch touchscreen on the back, blending the best elements of instant and digital cameras to make the process of near-analog photography all the more fun and convenient. The camera also supports recording video, offers Bluetooth, and more.

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