Smartphone cameras are getting better, making it easier than ever to take photographs. But while sharing images or posting them on social media is fairly straightforward, printing is more complicated.

Options include printing at home, uploading to a website or going into your local photo shop or supermarket. A new device aims to make printing easy, combining a smartphone case with a printer.

The Prynt Case attaches to the back of your phone, simply take a picture, tap the command and within 30 seconds you have a 2x3-inch paper print.

Check out the video above to find out more.

Prynt case

The team behind Prynt have been looking for funding on Kickstarter, where they smashed their $50,000 (£33,200) target within days.

CEO and photography enthusiast Clement Perrot believes social media means we value the quantity of our photographs rather than the quality, something he believes the Prynt Case solves.

“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 your phone, and bringing back the joy of holding an actual photograph in your hand,” he said.

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As well as creating prints, the Prynt Case uses augmented realty to turn photographs into video clips, which you can see in action here.

Powered by a rechargeable battery, the case doesn’t need to be connected to the internet, neither does it include ink - the ink is embedded in the paper.

Prynt is compatible with the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S4 and S5 and comes in pink, white and blue. Ten sheets of paper can be stored in the case.

If you are keen to get your hands on the Prynt case it’s still available in limited quantities on Kickstarter priced $99(£65). Prynt is scheduled to start shipping to early backers in August, with other orders being fulfilled in October.


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