Lifecasting devices are interesting--you wear them as they unobtrusively capture photos, video, sound (or all three) as you make sandwiches, walk the dog, or perform Bad Romance in Rome for 50,000 people. Although "unobtrusive" really isn't the idea behind Polaroid's GL20 Gaga-designed camera glasses, which take and display interval-shot photos taken with a lens on the bridge.
I just got here. The show floor doesn't even officially start until Thursday (tomorrow's press day). And yet, immediately upon checking my email after five hours in the air, my mind is blown. The two best press releases so far, in no particular order: "TASER's solution to kids "sexting" and driving while texting debuts at CES" and "Lady Gaga Named Creative Director for Specialty Line of Polaroid Imaging Products." I'm having trouble deciding which is my favorite.
Just as production of Polaroid's beloved instant film grinds to a halt, the company is announcing the anticipated digital version of the original "instant camera". Debuting in spring 2009 for $199.99, the PoGo Instant Digital Camera combines Polaroid's 2008 breakthrough pocket printer with a digital camera.
The earliest photos in my family albums are all old-school Polaroid, and I have fond memories of watching images of birthday parties and impromptu portraits emerge on the film. So my first thought about the PoGo was: can a digital camera possibly capture this mysterious magic?
Polaroid goes digital with pocket-size PoGo photo printer
By Jessica ChengPosted 06.16.2008 at 5:19 pm 4 Comments
Photo printing just got faster and easier. Instead of waiting until you get home, you can use Polaroid's pocket-sized PoGo to print on the spot. Using Zink's "zero-ink" technology—paper that contains layers of heat-activated color dye crystals a few microns thick—PoGo eliminates the clunky ink cartridges of traditional printers. The device—weighing just eight ounces and measuring 4.7 by 2.8 by 0.9 inches—goes on sale July 6 for $150.