Hp Sprocket

Printing Mem­o­ries

HWM (Philippines) - - Gear - By Jon­nah Lynne R. Pante

While the fastest and eas­i­est way of stor­ing mem­o­ries through pho­tos nowa­days is by means of so­cial me­dia, the old­fash­ioned method of printing pic­tures never goes out of style. If you’re the type who wants to have phys­i­cal copies of pho­tos and paste them on a scrap­book and put them on photo al­bums, check out the Hp Sprocket.

Hp’s Sprocket is a por­ta­ble in­stant photo printer that weighs only 178g, as light as a stan­dard smart­phone, and has di­men­sions of 116 x 75 x 23mm. It comes com­pat­i­ble with most An­droid smart­phones and IOS de­vices, par­tic­u­larly those run­ning on An­droid 4.4 and IOS 8.0 ver­sions and above. It is im­por­tant to note that the HP Sprocket is not the first and lone por­ta­ble photo printer in the mar­ket as other brands also have their own. How­ever, what sets the Hp Sprocket apart from other names in the com­pe­ti­tion is its seam­less setup and us­age. Aside from an es­tab­lished blue­tooth con­nec­tion, the Hp Sprocket re­quires an app of the same name to al­low users to in­stantly print pho­tos from their smart­phones. the Hp Sprocket app which can be down­loaded free from the Google play Store and Ap­ple App Store al­lows you to add a lit­tle spice to your pho­tos be­fore printing them like adding stick­ers, frames, texts, fil­ters, and even ad­just­ing the bright­ness and con­trast of your pho­tos.

bat­tery life was quite ac­cept­able too, as the Hp Sprocket didn’t re­quire us to re­peat­edly plug it to re­plen­ish its juices. the de­vice can be charged us­ing a typ­i­cal mi­croUSB con­nec­tor.

One of main fea­tures of the Hp Sprocket is it uses the Zero Ink or ZINK tech­nol­ogy which means that there’s no pyh­si­cal ink, car­tridge, rib­bons, and ton­ers found inside this small printer, ex­plain­ing why it’s very light and com­pact. It only has a blue pa­per called the ZINK smartsheet with the same size as the 2 x 3” ZINK sticker photo pa­pers, which are by the way, wa­ter­proof and tear-re­sis­tant. the ZINK Smartsheet does the job of cal­i­brat­ing the Hp Sprocket. re­mem­ber to place the smartsheet first, fac­ing down, be­fore putting the ZINK photo pa­pers on top.

Now on to the im­por­tant part, the Hp Sprocket’s per­for­mance. Frankly, the qual­ity of the pho­tos the Hp Sprocket gave us were not that im­pres­sive as they look dif­fer­ent from the orig­i­nal pho­tos from our paired de­vices in terms of color ac­cu­racy and sharp­ness.

With its fair share of strong points and down­falls, the Hp Sprocket clearly de­liv­ers in re­mind­ing us of pre­cious mo­ments de­picted through printed pho­tos.

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