It’s been nearly five years since Polaroid ceased production of its instant film products to focus on the digital photography market – a pivot that included licensing its iconic brand to other companies, which yielded an inexpensive iPhone app known as Polamatic. Now in its fourth incarnation, Polamatic isn’t just some licensed knockoff: Snap a photo with the app and a virtual print slides down the screen and “processes” before your eyes in true Polaroid fashion, complete with sound effect. But this time, shutterbugs won’t have to wait around shaking prints as they develop.
We're back in the saddle after a three-day weekend, and as usual, our weekend recap is jam-packed with chewy goodness that stacked up over the last 72 hours or so. This edition has some nice discounts on iPad Air models for those in the midwest, a big update for the Polaroid of iOS and plenty more, so let's dig in!
Our Tuesday recap is something of an unofficial Consumer Electronics Show 2014 edition, given that all five of today's stories hail from the trade show in Las Vegas that's consuming most of the tech news this week. Couldn't make the show this year? No worries, we'll give you the rundown on the hottest stories, right now!
If you’re in the market for a new digital camera, it usually pays to wait and see what’s announced at the International Consumer Electronics Show, which is winding down in Las Vegas this week. Unlike previous years, digital cameras were eclipsed by other consumer electronics technology this time around -- but that doesn’t mean we weren’t able to find a handful of shooters worth talking about.
After a two-year hiatus, Polaroid is back with an instant camera that has a whole new look and feel. The Polaroid 300 instant camera is a cross between the company’s now-antiquated One600 model and the i-Zone pocket camera from the early 2000s, and taking photos with it is just as much fun as it was with its predecessors.