The HP Sprocket 2-in-1 is both a portable printer and camera
Earlier this year, HP launched the Sprocket, a pocket photo printer that pairs with smartphones. Now less than a year in, the company is bringing the Sprocket 2-in-1 to market, which is essentially a pocket printer fused with an instant camera.
Using the Zink print technology that requires no ink cartridges, the new Sprocket 2-in–1 can print 2 x 3-inch (5 x 7.6 cm) photos or stickers. It has a standard internal memory capacity of 512MB and offers microSD card support (up to 256GB).
While you can use Sprocket 2-in-1 as an instant camera, you can also pair it to a smartphone over Bluetooth. Through the updated Sprocket app, you can edit your photos (e.g. add words, filters) before printing them. You can also scan a photo with the Sprocket app on your phone and it will automatically attach to a video that plays in AR on the photo. You can then do things like swipe to see all the photos from that location or date.
At the time of writing, no official word has been provided about the device's local availability or pricing.
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