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HP - Sprocket Photo Printer - Black-Front_Standard

HP - Sprocket Photo Printer - Black

Model: X7N08ASKU: 5622677

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 2973 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Prints as advertised and extremely portable

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    ipodlin
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    I decided to get this to compare it to the canon selphy as the operation and cost of prints are comparable, but this one is more portable and can fit in your pocket. This takes the usual HP printer internal page feeder design eliminating the need to have a ln external paper loader like canon selphy and prints in less than 30 seconds. the time from print command selection to end takes about 2 mins and the picture is viewable instantly. the biggest drawback is the cost of the paper. the canon selphy paper/ink is almost half the price and if you take size into consideration it is even more. i have only printed 3 photos and I am satisfied, but the compatibility is strickly with the app from google play store and the app is limited to viewing to viewing your social media photos and local photos. when i try to open a local photo that i took with my camera on my phone, i get a blank white picture as if the app cannot handle the resolution. I am unsure why this is and if I cannot figure out how to resolve this, i will probably return it. I was forced to buy the polaroid brand zink paper as the bestbuy store didnt have any HP brank zink paper. I have not tried the polaroid paper yet. my intention is to be able to take a picture with my nikon and immediately print it out of my pocket, but I do not see how it will work as HP forces you to only use the proprietary app. this would be really great for someone who takes a lot of pictures on their phone a and wants to print them on the go.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It works but not impressed

    Posted
    Stosh
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    So HP is borrowing ZINK zero ink tech in this portable photo printer. Does it work, sure does. You need to install a companion app on your iPhone or Android device to communicate via Bluetooth. The app has all sorts of bells a whistels to change up your pics before you print: different borders, stickers, text, crop, color enhance, the list goes on. So now why it's 3 stars. Again it works but the app camera for whatever reason seems to pull all the images to the side, like they aren't centered like the viewfinder would have you believe whice means every pic I took had to be cropped to fit. Also, the print quality was/is poor. Don't go thinking you're gonna want to go out and put these in the scrapbook. The resolution is pretty low and the color contrast is a lot darker. (Think first generation electric photo frames *shudder*) A fine gift for maybe your shutterbug tween or whatnot but it's not gonna put Snapfish/CVS/Walgreens out of business.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not impressed

    Posted
    Mariebee92
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    I bought this particular sprocket because it looked most appealing to me. I had heard good reviews & such, but was not prepared for the terrible quality that it offered. I tried to troubleshoot the issues I was having, but nothing got better. Don't get me wrong, the quality of the detail in these teeny prints is great..but the color is TERRIBLE! They do look "vintage" but that's not what I'm looking for. *each of the pictures that I provided were supposed to be very vibrant. I even edited them in the Sprocket app to reflect as such.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Goof for on the spot pictures and for scrapbooking

    Posted
    Lynn
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    The sprocket is great for seeing a hard copy picture right away. And it’s good for scrapbooking. I like the smaller size picture for variety in scrapbooking and for adding a picture to my daily calendar just to highlight something special that may have happened on a particular day. The rating would have been higher except for the price of the paper and the quality of the finished picture. The color isn’t consistent and the quality looks somewhat “cartoonish” at time. I would recommend it to friends, but with my opinion of picture quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I have had a few issues

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    Lisa
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    My first issue was getting it connected… Once I was connected I have no problem and could print some more pictures at one time but then the next time I wanted to set it up again connection issues. The second issue I seem to have is several of my pictures are coming out very dark I’m going to have to play with the settings a little more carefully to see if there’s a way to lighten up some of the pictures. other than that it’s proving to be very fun

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    Posted
    Eliphant
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    I bought this in hopes that it would be useful when on the go. I have something similar by Canon but needs a power source and replacing ink cartridges. Sprocket is charged using a micro USB cord, on the go I use my external battery and works fine. Overall, it's a decent product, but sometimes if the picture doesn't have proper lighting it won't come out well. Or if the picture looks fine on your smartphone, it prints out dark. Other than that, it's handy to have in purse!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Ok!

    Posted
    GeminiMommie528
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    I bought this so I could print pictures while on the go. I liked the idea of having the pictures available on the spot and having the sticker on the back. Only thing I will say is picture quality is not as good as you think. It printed the first picture clear and the following pictures came out faded. If I could go back. I wouldn't have bought it. I would have just stayed with my Polaroid Camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great alternative to instant print type cameras

    Posted
    ZipheR
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    An employee pointed me to these before I almost purchased a instant print camera. The camera on our cell phones blows those out of the water. And this printer is so small is easily portable. Micro usb rechargeable battery. And the film is cheaper. Def update the firmware when you get it. Sometimes the Bluetooth the connection is annoyingly dropped but the update helps some. The film also can be turned into a sticker.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It’s ok

    Posted
    Moro72
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    Ok, my only catch is the Bluetooth connection keeps disconnecting .. even after you say in the options don’t shut down .. keep it connected .. each time I have to put it off then put it on so it can detect there is a Bluetooth device needs to pair with it ... ! Second thing the editing for the photos like the frames is too little and not imaginative enough

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Convenient and portable

    Posted
    livrn
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    Small size makes it very portable. I had some intermittent difficulties with connecting through the bluetooth. Also, I would suggest to brighten the pictures a bit before printing them as they tend to print a tad darker. Will take some test prints to get used to the quality that prints out. Very convenient to finally print some pictures from your phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    I've seen better

    Posted
    Cindy
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    It is small and handy. Definitely decent for the price. But I've definitely seen better ones. The print doesn't come out exactly like the picture on your phone in regards to color/tone. Definitely requires you to mess with the colors so it prints accurately.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Fun “Fotos” Fast!

    Posted
    XtraPoints
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    It’s cute and prints pics quickly, but the photos are too small for most practical purposes. The only uses I could come up with were scrap booking, fridge magnets, or wallet inserts. Having the option of removing the photo’s backing to expose its adhesive side is a great option especially since these pics are essentially stickers.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    not bad but could be better

    Posted
    giftgetter
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    works like it is supposed to but the colors are not as vibrant as they should be and i don’t think the adhesive back is all that necessary if you just want a small picture to put in a frame. Would also like to be able to sync more than one device at a time so u could use tablet or phone without going thru share process.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    A little tricky to use

    Posted
    Alex
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    Took a while to get used to how to make it print. The app isn't perfect and the pictures come out slightly blurrier than expected. Maybe my expectations were set too high? Regardless it's a fun little printer to mess around with but don't expect something too professional feeling, feels more like a toy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK but not Great

    Posted
    speedy
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    Thought a little portable inkless printer was a great idea. Works as advertised BUT the color of the prints aren't great, way over saturated and warm. Even using the app to lighten and edit the photo, the prints aren't near what they really are on your phone. HP needs to update their firmware and correct this

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Quick and easy, fair quality

    Posted
    SAZMD
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    Bought this for my wife for quick scrapbooking. It has served its purpose well. The printing is fine, but the colors are a little washed out and tint is a bit red. As long as you know what you're getting, it does the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great to have on hand.....but

    Posted
    Gman
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    This mini printer is very gimmicky. It does what it's supposed to, but the pictures come out muddied, and 1 dimensional. There is no sense of depth, as opposed to the earlier mini inkjet Photosmart printers (A710 series, etc) I for one like gimmicky. Very small, and no ink cartridges to leak.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Alright

    Posted
    Nephi911
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    Bought this for my wife because she thought it would be fun to print small pics of our kids on the fly The pics come out very blurry, it is convenient and for what it is, it’s not to bad. Would be fun for kids and teenagers who want to print pics of there friends

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cute for a teenager

    Posted
    Nonnie
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    Pictures are quite small and not the greatest quality, but it was to be expected. Good for a teenager to capture memories quickly and on the spot which i would have loved as a youngster. Overall, if your not looking for quality and size, then you’ll love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    More like for kids

    Posted
    MamaC
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    Got this for Christmas. I wanted a printer so I could print pics from my iPhone. I’m not impressed. Prints really small pics. Would be a good printer for a teen or tween. Not really what I wanted. Picture quality is ok.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend