Polaroid Lab. © Impossible B.V.
At a time when people can store thousands of photos on their phones and the cloud, printed photos still have an undeniable charm, and gifting a framed photograph to a loved one is so much nicer than just sending them the digital file. This is why Polaroid has developed the Lab, a USD129 tower that uses the light from your phone’s screen, bounced off a series of mirrors, to make a proper Polaroid from the photos you’ve already taken. The device works with most Samsung, Huawei, Google and Apple phones. To operate, just select the photo in Polaroid’s companion app and hit the big red button. It’s ironic, isn’t it, that you’re getting an instant photo of a moment that’s already happened… The Polaroid Lab is compatible with its existing I-Type and 600 series films. The application also allows you to “blow up” one photo across a bunch of Polaroids, as shown in the video below. Available as of October 10.
⇨ YouTube, “Collages made easy.”
⇨ TechCrunch, Greg Kumparak, “The Polaroid Lab uses the light from your phone’s screen to turn digital photos into Polaroids.”