KOREAN ELECTRONICS FIRM LG unveiled a mobile printer at the Gadget Show 2013 in Birmingham today, which the firm claims is the smallest and lightest mobile photo printer on the market.
Named Pocket Photo, the mini photo printer is compatible with both Android and iOS devices, operating wirelessly over either Bluetooth or near field communications (NFC).
Fitting in the palm of your hand, Pocket Photo produces small 3x2in colour prints as requested by the connected device. In order to do so, however, users need to download the LG photo app from the Apple App Store or Google Play store, where they can also embed QR codes or make quick edits directly from the device before printing.
Pocket Photo employs inkless printing technology from Zink, which LG claims eliminates the need for expensive ink cartridges.
"Printed photos offer a certain intimate appeal and tactile pleasure that digital images simply can't provide," LG said. "Whether you want to keep a photo in your wallet or add it to a personal scrapbook or diary, LG's smart mobile printer offers the ideal solution."
The Pocket Photo measaures 72x120x24mm and weighs 215g. The tiny printer will debut in the UK sometime in May for £129.99. µ
Sign up for INQbot – a weekly roundup of the best from the INQ