Today, Xiaomi has raised the curtain and presented their 153rd crowdfunded product XPRINT Pocket AR Photo Printer.
To bring back the instant-camera concept to the new generation, many companies tried their luck to market pocket – printers. But the response was not very overwhelming. So, in this state, it will be fascinating to see if the Xiaomi device can change people’s perception of pocket – printers.
The device is compatible with Android 5.0 and above or iOS 9.0 and up. To bridge the printer with your device, Xiaomi has used NFC as well as Bluetooth technology. With a dimension of 133 x 80 x 27 mm, the white-colored device weighs around 237g. The weight rises to 268g when a photo tray is equipped with a printer. The 650mAh battery can also be charged with a power bank; hearing this, many buyers will sigh in relief.
The XPRINT Pocket AR Photo Printer is capable of printing photos with a dimension of 54×86 mm, having 291 x 294 resolution. This printer has been launched at a price of ¥399 or $63, while the photo-paper costs an additional ¥39.9 ($6) for 20 pcs/pack. Ten papers can be filled to the printer in one go.
So, by looking at the specs, the XPRINT appears to be just another pocket printer, right? But wait!! There is a twist. While clicking a picture, you can also shoot a short video if you want. This video will be saved automatically before printing. So, whenever you want to refresh your memories, you just need to place the photo under your device’s camera and it will start playing the recorded video. Xiaomi claimed the associated app has a tracking speed of 120 FPS and can detect any photo under 0.28 seconds. As per the reports, Xiaomi will start shipping these printers from March 12, 2018.