Polaroid is giving everyone a taste of nostalgia with their new Snap Touch Instant Digital Camera, and I’m here for the vintage feels! Reminiscent of the original Polaroid cameras that produced physical photos instantly, these new Snap Touch cameras print your images in color with special no-ink technology. It’s the perfect purchase for anyone who wants a fun way to capture moments with friends or family on more than just Instagram. Here’s why this little gadget just made my favorites list:
Printing, sharing & video capabilities
The Polaroid Snap Touch gives you the best of both worlds. With the touch of a button, you can either share your pictures or print them. No more uploading your images to a website, placing an order, waiting for them to be ready for pick-up and driving to the location to get them or waiting for them to be mailed. This camera gives you cute little 2’x3′ prints that are perfect for crafts, home decor, lockers, scrapbooks, fridges…you get the idea.
With that being said, the Snap Touch connects directly to your smartphone via bluetooth and a free app from the App Store, so you can send your photos to your phone and share them with your followers. Likewise, you can send photos from your phone to your Snap Touch to print! Plus, did I mention it shoots 1080HD video? You can snap a pic and catch some video footage, all in pretty high quality. I see you, Polaroid!
The perfect gift
I can’t think of very many people I know who wouldn’t be excited to receive this Polaroid Snap Touch as a gift. My mom saw mine and was already dropping hints for Mother’s Day, and my sister has had her sights set on one for her college graduation. The fact that it is portable, extremely convenient and simple to use makes it great for both kids and adults. The camera is not bulky at all and its sleek design allows it to slip into pretty much any bag or purse (and even some pockets) easily.
Aesthetics on point
The Polaroid Snap Touch comes in a variety of vibrant colors and I’m here for every one of them! These days, a lot of people are drawn to aesthetics sometimes even more than to the actual tech, but I feel like Polaroid has done a great job of covering both. With summer quickly approaching, this camera is going to be a favorite for a lot of Instagrammers.
I haven’t found very much to criticize about this camera, but the price range couldn’t go unmentioned. I do believe that the Polaroid Snap Touch is an amazing novelty camera and the perfect gift for people of many ages, but at $180, there a number of other cameras that are a better on the technological side. Sure, this camera has the added luxury of being able to print your images instantly, but not quite sure that this feature alone is enough to rival other HD digital cameras that may be a bit more advanced. Perhaps the price will start to decrease over time.
The only other note I must mention is that you shouldn’t expect the touchscreen to replicate that of your smartphone. I have found myself having to press buttons a few times before it registers with the camera. This isn’t life or death, but can be slightly frustrating when the touch buttons take a while to catch up.
Overall, I’ve truly enjoyed my experience with the Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Digital Camera so far. It’s a wonderful novelty piece with lots of character and impressive features that are sure to make it one of the year’s hottest tech purchases. Check out my full video demo and review below!