Last week the hotly anticipated Prynt Case launched on Kickstarter. The initial funding target of $50,000 was smashed in just 33 minutes and currently stands at $600,000 with 27 days still to go.
The first of its kind, Prynt is a case that turns your iPhone or Android smartphone into an instant camera by printing photos on the go. In addition to printing, the clever case makes the images come to life when scanned by your camera, turning them into a short augmented reality video to be played and enjoyed on your phone.
The Prynt Case attaches to your smartphone like an ordinary phone case, and lets you print images taken from your smartphone gallery or social media with the click of a button. Simply snap a picture, press print, and the image will magically print in just 30 seconds. Prynt’s augmented reality function also turns your images into video clips when they are scanned by your phone’s camera. This added dimension offers a new way to share life’s special moments and bring your pictures to life.
[quote by=”Clément Perrot, Prynt CEO”]Most people have a smartphone with a camera, and social media lets us immediately share and ‘like’ photographs, meaning images have more social value than ever. Yet it’s the quantity rather than the quality of images that are valued. They have lost the deeper meaning that they had in past generations when photographs were precious, physical items that were used to share stories and memories. Prynt hopes to bridge this gap by printing memories off from your phone, and bringing back the joy of holding an actual photograph in your hand.[/quote]
The additional ability to film a segment that accompanies each photo means your photographs become the cover of a digital story, and your phone plays them when the image is held to the camera. This new way of sharing moments is unique to Prynt and brings augmented reality into the hands of the consumer. Nothing like this has been seen on Kickstarter before, and the Prynt team are excited to be launching the new technology on the platform.
[quote by=”Vikram Chudasama, Prynt Head of Business Development”]Kickstarter is the perfect place to launch Prynt, as it hosts a community of people that value innovation, productivity and fun. We look forward to this community seeing Prynt in action, and printing and creating their digital stories that perfectly capture life’s precious moments.[/quote]
Prynt is available in colors pink, white and blue, and is compatible with the iPhone 5, 5S, 5C, 6 and Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5. Check out the Prynt Kickstarter page to find out more about the project or to pledge your support.