LG have reintroduced their Pocket Photo printer, revealing a 2017 edition with a tiny trunk. This device is small enough to fit in a pocket – as were past editions – and prints to tiny photo paper. According to LG Korea, this device “will lead to more sustainable, easier pocket photos in the compact photo printer market” (rough translation).
This newest Pocket Photo (PD261, may be different in other country release), works with a translucent material on its outer bits that allows the user to see inside.* Because of this, the user will know whether the printer needs more paper after each print is removed instead of having to check manually.
With this device, both iOS and Android smartphones can print photos with LG’s pocket photos app. Connectivity to the printer is done with Bluetooth. LG suggests that this wireless, rechargeable battery-using device can print up to 20 sheets before needing to be recharged.
Loading paper is done with a lid that “opens as easily as a car trunk.” Trunks (and the rest of the exteriors) are set to be delivered in either white or pink. Users will be able to purchase packs of 30 pieces of paper onto which they can print with this tiny printer, available in both sticky-back type (sticker) or non-stick.
*The exterior of this printer is also “soft” where past editions were a simpler hard plastic. This is a device that LG has clearly put some time into finessing. LG mentions that the “palm-sized [device] (78x125x22mm) fits in jacket pockets and women’s pouches.