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Make Digital Photos into Handheld Keepsakes with #PolaroidOriginals

This post was created in partnership with Best Buy.

I remember having an old Polaroid camera as a kid. Taking the perfect shot and then shaking the paper to “help” the photo develop. I loved the instant gratification of Polaroids back then.

Now we have digital everything and barely any printed photos. We can snap away and then delete or send in a half a second with nothing physical to show for it. I love the ease and efficiency, but my heart digs the retro.

The all new Polaroid Lab makes your favorite digital photos on your phone into real Polaroid handheld photos. So you get the instant gratification digitally, and then analog as well!

If you dig the retro too, you will LOVE this. The sound of the lab, the coloring of the photos…kinda fadey and filtery, and that anticipation of photos developing…even though you know beforehand what the photo looks like hahah.

The Polaroid Lab makes a perfect gift for techy friends and family. If you have a photo enthusiast, a selfie junkie, or a memory maker who is tech savvy, this gift will go over well.

The unit is portable, charges via USB, has an intuitive app, and uses the phone you currently have (iphone 6 or better, and newer androids) to transfer the image to the photo paper… with no shaking required!

If the Polaroid Lab sounds more like a treat for you instead of a gift to give, you’ll love it for capturing holiday memories and giving photos as a handheld momento to party guests (without having to rent out a big photobooth).

Here are some stats on the Polaroid Lab:

Compatible Film Polaroid: Originals i-Type and 600 film (Color, Black & White and Special Editions) 

Compatible Smartphones: iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8, X, Xs and newer, Most Android™ Smartphones 

Lab Dimensions:L 5.9 × W 4.6 × H 5.9 in (closed)(L 150 × W 115.6 × H 149.7 mm closed) Lid 1.6mm(H) L 5.9 × W 4.6 × H 7 in (open)(L 150 × W 115.6 × H 177.16 mm open) 

Weight: 1.44 lbs (655 grams) (without film pack) 

Battery: High performance lithium-ion battery, 1100mAh, 3.7V nominal Voltage, 4.07Wh 

Materials: Polycarbonate, TPU, EPDM (Ethylene Propylene Diene Monomer) Lenses: Optical grade acrylic lenses, AR coated on top lens surface 

Shutter System: Fixed aperture, variable speed shutter module (solenoid) 

The App: Available for iOS and AndroidCompatible iOS versions: iOS 11+Compatible Android versions: Android 5+

Polaroid says:

transform your digital photos into real Polaroid pictures with the all new Polaroid Lab. Not a printer, not a scanner, just an instant formula for timeless images. The Polaroid Lab takes the digital and makes it analog. From something on a screen to a tangible thing, a moment to be shared with a friend, an experience that you can hold in your hand.

Check out the Polaroid Lab at Best Buy today.

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