Smaller than its predecessor. Easy to set up and use. Good overall print quality. Robust mobile device app. NFC makes it easy to connect to a mobile device.
Can’t print from a PC. High running costs. Print speeds are slow compared with the competition. Mobile app crashed a few times during testing.
- BOTTOM LINE
The Kodak Mini 2 HD Instant Photo Printer produces good-quality photos, and its wireless capabilities make it easy to connect to the mobile app. But somewhat slow print times and stiff running costs hold it back.
Earlier this year, we looked at the Kodak Photo Printer Mini, a portable snapshot photo printer that, like the highly rated HP Sprocket, or the Polaroid Insta-Share, churns out small photos (in this case 2 by 3.4 inches, or business card size). The problem for the Mini, though, is that, at 6 inches long—or an inch or so longer than these other models—it’s just big enough not to be all that miniature.
Kodak has fired back with its new Kodak Mini 2 HD Instant Photo Printer ($99.99). While it still prints 2-by-3.4-inch photos (other photo printers of its ilk print 2-by-3-inch pics), it’s almost an inch shorter than the original Mini, and very close to the Lifeprint 2×3 Hyperphoto Printer and its other competitors in size and girth. And, much like its predecessor and the other portable photo printers, it prints passable photos. The output, however, isn’t nearly as good as photos printed on a few closely priced five- and six-ink consumer-grade photo printers from Canon and Epson.
Read the entire review at PCMag