Prynt – Revolutionizing Selfies & Reinventing Polaroid Cameras
Introducing Prynt - A prodigy of Clement Perrot, the young developer /CEO has combined the concept of clicking pictures and printing them and has taken it to a different level altogether.
In quick description, Prynt is revolutionizing the whole idea of “Selfies” by bringing a digital copy to a physical form direct from your cell phones.
The whole idea behind making this product was to bring apps like Instagram or Snapchat to real life. They wanted to take instant photography to the next level and wanted to create a mix of Smartphone and camera thus eventually turning it into an instant camera. The masses are more turning towards photography in some or the other way and they just wanted to make it more instant, adventurous, and creative but most importantly more “Alive”.
Formally, Prynt is a hardware company which is working on a real life concept of changing your Smartphone into a Polaroid. As much as complicated and impossible this sounds, this company has made it possible.
How does it work?
Using Prynt is pretty simple; all you need to do is attach your phone to it and take a picture or select a picture from your phone or Instagram account to print. That picture is then sent to the printing case for printing on a paper filled with ink. The image is printing by heating the sheet in a specific pattern creating the image. But be sure that you would not be able to print an image to any paper you want but only on the special ink paper provided by the company.
What will amaze you more is its companion app that works in a inexplicable way converting an image to a snap short when any of the printed images is held in front of the camera again. This feature is created by using the augmented reality feature in the Prynt app. The snap short could be played by clicking on a play button on the screen that plays the video embedded in the space of the picture itself creating an effect of a moving image. This has been made possible by making the app automatically records a short video around the time an image is being taken. All these videos and images are saved directly to the cloud. No Bluetooth or WiFi is needed to save or upload the images. This enables anyone having the picture to view the snapshort version in the app.
Prynt case is all set to launch its most awaited product by the year 2015 and will cost somewhere around USD 99 (£63). The product which will introduced during its initial launch will only support 4 inch screens but a larger version of the same is in the plan for the phablets and shall be released on a later date. The case would also be available in multiple colors for customers to choose from.
The prototype shown can only hold one piece of paper and takes 50 seconds to print. This means that every time you want to print, a new paper needs to be inserted. But don’t worry! The final version which will be released for customer purchase will take only 30 seconds to print the image as the connection between the case and the phone would be a sort physical connector (may be micro USB) and shall be able to hold 10 sheets at a time in the case.
The case is supported with a battery which prints around 30 pictures once charged fully. The print paper would be available for purchase through the app and would be delivered directly to your home for a cheaper and quick buy. Now, this paper would cost you a separate 3 cents per sheet while ordering through the app.
As reported on Crunchbase- The company has so far raised USD 25,000 to create this kind of technology through July 2014 HAXLR8R- an Accelerator program for hardware startup. The startup started working on the product in January 2014 and within months it is heading towards going into production of a 1000 sets for introducing on KickStarter. The product has been attracting good investment from venture capitalists and is being seen as the “Next Big Thing” in mobile phone photography.
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