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I don't care if the picture quality ends up looking like someone smeared monkey poo on paper and called it a photo, for $30, you should still buy one of these Dell Wasabi portable printers. Considering that price includes a 24 pack of paper as well, you should probably buy two.


The Tomy Xiao TIP-521 digital camera uses its built-in Zink printer to print borderless 2 x 3-inch full-colour photographs in less than 60 seconds. In other words, more or less the same as a 30-year-old Polaroid instant camera, but without the completely irresistible charm of seeing a blurry image with crappy colour appear right in front of your very own eyes. You know, like magic!


An otherwise nondescript filing for a Bluetooth printer on the FCC's site reveals that it's really not nondescript at all when you look through the product shots—the system is a Zink-technology-based inkless printer branded with a Dell logo. You can't really see how it could possibly work from this first shot (which appears to be the underside), but flip it over and things seem to make sense: