A hand­sized Blue­tooth photo printer.

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PE­TITE PRINTS

THE PRINTER

It’s small (12 x 7.2 x 2.4cm) and light (it weighs 215g). Plus, it uses heat to trig­ger colour-form­ing mol­e­cules in the photo pa­per to form the pic­ture, so there’s no ink car­tridge. Just load the pa­per into the de­vice (10 pieces at a time) and pho­tos emerge from a slot at one end.

POWER ON

It runs on a recharge­able bat­tery that took 90 min­utes to get to full power, which then let me print 20 pho­tos at a go. I could also plug it into a power socket or my com­puter’s USB port.

BE­FORE PRINT­ING

First, down­load the easy-to-use LG Pocket Photo app (free, from iTunes or Google Play) into your smart­phone or tablet. The

VERDICT

app lets you make sim­ple ed­its like crop, and add a fil­ter (choose from 15), frame, or even a QR code. Then, pair your de­vice with the printer and you are ready to print!

But I couldn’t se­lect sev­eral pho­tos at one time, print mul­ti­ple copies at a go, or print straight from my com­puter or com­pact cam­era.

SET­TING IT UP

There were ini­tial kinks to fig­ure out – for ex­am­ple, the green light means it’s on standby mode, and white means it’s ready to print. I also had to tinker with it when pho­tos didn’t emerge (so­lu­tion: Re­move the cover to ad­just the pa­per).

THE PRINT­ING

Print­ing a snap­shot takes about 50 sec­onds. But I only had to wait 15 sec­onds af­ter my first, to se­lect the next photo to print.

THE PHO­TOS

Pho­tos are grainier and less vi­brant than on your phone screen – but fil­ters from the Pocket Photo app can en­hance their colours or con­trast, add an ef­fect or turn them into black-and-white im­ages. I liked the Tuner and Sun­set fil­ters, which re­ally added punch to the pho­tos. Shots taken on In­sta­gram also turned out nicer than those taken with my phone cam­era.

“Al­though it costs as much as a reg­u­lar photo printer, this in­no­va­tive gad­get is just so handy on the go.”

– Tsiao Hui

LG Pocket Photo PD233/P, $199, and LG Pocket Photo Pa­per, $15 for a pack of 30, from ma­jor elec­tri­cal stores

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