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Tomy Kiipix Smartphone Picture Printer Review - Verdict

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Value For Money

The Tomy Kiipix is available for £44-£49 depending on the colour you want. This seems a high price for something that is entirely manual in operation and has questionable image quality output at that. 

Close alternatives to consider include the Fujifilm Instax Share SP series printers available for around £124.99, which allow you to print the same sized smartphone images via a Wi-Fi connection and an app, also giving you the ability to add themes and text to images before printing. 

Other smartphone printers such as the compact HP Sprocket, available for £115.74 do the same thing but their images are less like a 'polaroid' style image and print out a basic credit card sized photo. 

These a both more expensive than the Kiipix but do offer a more reliable, quality print. 

Have a look at other instant cameras in our Top 8 Best Instant Cameras Roundup to see more options.

 

Tomy Kiipix Verdict

The idea is a good one - especially for those that don't have access to a Wi-Fi device or for those that are less tech-savvy and just want an easy way to print smartphone images without delving into their settings. However, for those that value quality in their prints this probably isn't the right device. Quality is going to vary according to the resolution of the smartphone screen, how bright the screen is and how much light is shining through the sides of the device at the time of the capture. There are one too many variables to make this a valid method for most avid photo fans. 

For the experimentalists out there and perhaps in a large gathering or at a party, the product becomes more appealing. One of the main benefits of this method is that there are no batteries to run out so it can be stowed away ready for your next adventure without having to think about charging it. This also makes it great for younger kids who want to print photos without hassle. 

Tomy Kiipix Pros

  • No batteries or Wi-Fi connection needed
  • Takes Instax mini film which is widely available
  • Relatively lightweight
  • Ideal for kids
  • Great for those that love a DIY feel

Tomy Kiipix Cons

  • Image quality can vary 
  • Not easy to line images up
  • Not very sturdy when constructed

Features3.5/5
Handling4/5
Performance3/5
Value3.5/5
Overall Verdict

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