A new $99 case will allow your smartphone to print photos instantly, but it's likely you won't have to shake it dry like a Polaroid picture.
The case come from startup Prynt and will retail for $99 but now is being offered for $49 on Kickstarter, according to TechCrunch. The Paris-based startup showed up at the Consumer Electronics Show with a prototype, but now it's developed a case for both the newer iPhones and Samsung Galaxy S4/S5 that will print photos as they are taken.
Prynt's app also records video of the moment a user takes a photo and then when you see the photo on your camera, it will be overlaid with video. Nifty, but not something you can't live without.
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The tiny little pictures you can post around your cubicle, computer or refrigerator are a bit more cute and impulsive -- and likely to be infectious to millennials. The case is kind of a misnomer because it's a bit bigger than just a smartphone case, it's more like fitting your smartphone into a small plastic camera.
Apparently Prynt has thought out its business plan. According to a video interview, the startup not only will make money on the case/printer, but also by selling the photo paper at 10 sheets a pop either online or through the app. If you are a prolific photographer, that means you will be buying several paper packages a month.