LG has just released in S. Korea a portable photo printer
that can print photos taken by your smartphone by taking
advantage of the Near Field Communications (NFC)
Sized at 7.2 x 12.1 x 2.4 cm and with a weight of just
212g, the compact device fits in your pocket and can be
carried with you along with your Android NFC-enabled
smartphone. Any picture shot with your phone can be
wirelessly transmitted to the printer through Bluetooth or
NFC and be immediately printed at a size of 2 x 3 inches.
The printer takes advantage of Zink Technology so no ink
is required in order to print. ZINK stands for Zero Ink - a
new way to print in full color without the need for ink
cartridges or ribbons. At the heart of the technology is
ZINK Paper which looks like regular white photo paper
before printing. Heat from a ZINK-enabled device activates
the color-forming chemistry within the ZINK Paper, forming
all the colors of the rainbow. The price of a single pack
of Xink Paper (10 sheets) costs in S. Korea about 5,000
Filters and photo editing picture options are provided by
an Android app than can be downloaded from Google Play.
The printer can be charged though your 5-pin charging phone
The device will be available in S. Korea athis month and
will be priced at 189,000 won ($170).