JEETEK Group, the authorized master distributor for all Polaroid products in the Middle East and North African (MENA) region, has announced the Middle East launch of the Polaroid Zip, an instant mobile photo printerat this year’s edition of DISTREE Middle East.
DISTREE Middle East is the ultimate professional networking event for senior executives from the consumer electronics, digital device and ICT products retail channel in the Middle East (ME) region, which runs from May 12 – 14, 2015 at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi.
The new unit packages instant printing in a pocket-sized device allowing consumers to easily print their photos from any Bluetooth enabled smartphone or tablet. Using a dedicated mobile app available for both iOS and Android, the Polaroid Zip mobile printer seamlessly connects to any smartphone or tablet and allows users to instantly print 2×3 inch color photos from virtually any image on their Apple or android device.
According to JEETEK Group senior executives, the Polaroid Zip was engineered to fit into a pocket and designed to meet the demands of any lifestyle—being one of the smallest and lightest portable printers that is approximately the size of a smartphone. Weighing at only 186 grams and measuring 2.91” x 4.72”, the printer is just less than one inch thick and has only one physical control, which is a power button that has been seamlessly integrated into the unit’s boldly simple design.Polaroid Zip was created by renowned design firm Ammunition, which is led by industrial designer Robert Brunner. Ammunition is the design studio behind many award-winning consumer products such as the wildly popular Polaroid Cube, the Beats by Dr. Dre line of headphones and speakers, and the Square Stand from Square.
“The name of the game nowadays is speed—how you can quickly address a demand with the accompaniment of convenience and ease of use. The new Polaroid Zip combines both—it’s a small device that easily fits in your pocket but can meet the demands of a high-quality printer,” said Jihad El Eit, Founder and CEO, JEETEK Group. “The Polaroid Zip photo printer brings the Polaroid experience into the mobile age by allowing users to quickly and easily print and share their favorite photos anywhere; proving that there is still something special about sharing a physical photo.”
The Polaroid Zip’s app can be downloaded for free on Apple’s iTunes and Google Play. The app, which allows users to connect to their mobile devices via Bluetooth 4.0 or NFC, gives users the ability to express their creativity and enhance their prints. Users can simply capture a photo or select and edit an image from their gallery, applying a wide range of creative filters, effects and controls. The new device utilizes the revolutionary ink-free Zero Ink® Printing technology developed by ZINK Imaging. The Polaroid Zip photo printer includes an internal, rechargeable lithium-ion battery that’s capable of printing up to 25 ZINK photos on a single charge.