Smartphone cameras are so good these days that the compact camera is pretty much reduced to the annals of photography history. Everyone reading this probably has a very capable one in their pockets for most of the day. These photos are great to share on social networks and in chat groups, but what happens when you want to quickly make a print of some? That’s where Jollylook Eye steps in with a quirky and fun solution.
What’s Jollylook Eye About?
Coming to you from the same folks that brought you the fun Instax-using pinhole cameras is the new Jollylook Eye. This fun-looking unit is billed as “a modern, vintage-styled, fold-out instant photo printer.” The team at Jollylook combines sustainable materials to create a tactile experience for printing your photos. At The Phoblographer, we’re big on printing our work. We firmly believe that this is the best way not just to showcase your images to the world, but also for you to value them best. The folks at Jollylook also look to have considered this when working up the ideas for this new portable printer.
How Does Jollylook Eye Work?
Technically, the Jollylook Eye takes a photo of your smartphone screen and exposes it onto a frame of Instax. Only this time, it doesn’t use a pinhole lens like their cameras. So you don’t have to wait an eternity for your prints each time. But keeping the fun in the whole experience is the crank system that you’re required to turn, in order to churn out a print. Swipe through your phone and pick out a fantastic image from your gallery. Then, get it printed in under half a minute using this system.
Aren’t There Quicker Ways To Print?
One might argue that wirelessly sending images from a smartphone to an Instax printer would be easier. And there are times when this could be the case. But that does take the fun out of the process in an already hyper-digitized world. The Jollylook Eye also looks much more classic than most Instax printers today. Being a completely mechanical unit, it doesn’t need any batteries.
Want One? Make Your Pledge Today
Save around 45% on the MSRP of $89 by making a pledge today for just USD 49 for your Jollylook Eye. This special price is only available for the first 48 hours of the Kickstarter campaign. It’s made of biodegradable natural wood fiber and isn’t much bigger than a standard iPhone. Wouldn’t this look great on any mantelpiece? Backers can expect to start receiving their units in early 2024.
My parents have got tons of photos of their grandkid which I really wished they’d print more often. If not the whole lot, then at least the best of the best. Something like the Jollylook Eye wouldn’t just be handy for them; it’d make the printing process a lot easier for folks who aren’t tech-savvy. And instead of just having a smartphone filled with thousands of duplicate images, at least this way they’d have more than a handful of prints to keep. If you get a little creative, you can even make double-exposure prints using this without any editing software. Take a look at some images printed using Jollylook Eye:
All images and media in here have been provided for use by the team at Jollylook