The Polaroid Lab is essentially a desktop darkroom that uses 100% real film chemistry to expose the digital photos on your phone and process them into an analog instant print via the Polaroid Originals companion app. After selecting the desired image from your smartphone using the app, simply place y our handset screen-side down on the platform, push a button, and the image is projected onto a piece of film, creating an instant photo using mirrors, lights and chemistry. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Polaroid Lab can be powered up via microUSB using its rechargeable LiIon battery and is compatible with iPhones running iOS 11 or newer as well as Android phones using Android 7 and above. It’s available now, priced at $129.99.
The idea behind the Polaroid Lab is that it turns your most precious smartphone photos into tangible Polaroid photographs — bringing them into the world as something you can hold in your hand and store on the fridge door rather than in the cloud,” said CEO Oskar Smolokowski.