Miss the days of instant photo prints? That may change as a French startup known as Prynt has unveiled a new smartphone case that instantly prints photos from a smartphone camera.
The new cases are simple in design but incredibly innovative. Pictures from the phone are sent to the case through Bluetooth, and then the prints are made by heating ink that is already on the paper. Currently, the cases can only hold one piece of paper at a time and take about 50 seconds to develop a photo. The end-product is supposed to hold 10-30 sheets of paper and process prints in under 30 seconds, according to TechCrunch.
Prynt plans to charge $99 for the case when it is introduced on Kickstarter next year. They will support phones that have up to a 4 inch screen. The company is currently working on larger cases to support the Galaxy Note or iPhone 6 Plus.
Another unique component is the app that corresponds to the printer. When taking a selfie with the phone, the app will record a short video of what goes on before the final picture. Then, you will have the option to watch the video when you hold up the physical photo to your phone’s camera.