Lifeprint is a fun Bluetooth printer that prints “Augmented Reality Hyperphotos.” Its app (free at the Apple App Store), network, and portable printer enable you to print Live Photos, Snapchat clips, Instagram, Vine, and Facebook photos, and even animated GIFs that use AR “to come to life like magic in your hands.”
What’s more, its social network for real photos allows you to easily share AR images through a printer network to any LifePrint printer in the world. Which means that you can send friends and loved ones (and, heck, enemies if you wish) “magical photos” like those in the Harry Potter movies.
With Lifeprint, you can take a video clip of your favorite Snapchat filter and send that Hyperphoto to a friend, who can then chose to print it and watch it come to life.
Lifeprint uses sticky-backed ZINK Paper to allow you to share photos and videos around town or with friends. Lifeprint printers use ZINK Zero Ink Technology to produce instant, full-color digital images without ink cartridges, ribbons or toner.
The Lifeprint printer is available for $129.95 at Apple.com and Apple retail stores. Lifeprint film costs $19.95 for a pack of 30 and $49.95 for a pack of 110, which isn’t cheap but is less expensive than film for old school instant cameras.
Apple World Today Rating (out of 5 stars): ★★★★