This a special gear, the Tomy KiiPix.
It allows you to print pictures from your smartphone. It's a very basic
machine, no battery, no photocell, manual ejection. However it works
very well, no App needed and it works with any smartphone.
What's in the Box.
The KiiPix folded.
but unextended. The frame holds the extensible part down. In the middle
at the bottom: release burtton, to the left: eject knob.
The tomy KiiPix unfolded.
The frame installed..
With a Galaxy Phone on top. It is better to remove the case from the phone. The little mirror lets you frame the picture.
you want better framing, take the frame off and have a direct look, and
put phone and frame back. the phone sticks well to the frame.
screen and Instax picture. The phone looks brighter if you take a photo
of the two together, but the results are fine. Photo taken with 100%
Another photo, taken with 90% screen brightness because of the white flowers.
Kiiix seen from the back. The yellow stripe from the cartridge will be visible in the little window.
Back open, cartridge installed.
2 pictures. 90% and 100% screen brightness.
90% screen brightness again.
KiiPix is very easy to use. You put a cartridge and eject the dark
slide via the knob. If the slide is out, turn the KiiPix and look at
the counter. Turn until "10" appears. There is no stop. Unfold, install
the frame on top. Put your smartphone to max. screen brightness and be
sure that the screen doesn't switch off too soon, set 10 minutes or so.
Choose your photo. Of course you can play with brightness and contrast
if necessary. Put your phone on the frame and push the shutter button.
That's it. Eject the photo via the knob. Turn the KiiPix and advance
the counter via the knob to the next number.
The results are
fine, much better than I expected from such a simple machine. The
photos are sharp. So what do you want more? The KiiPix is fun. If you
show it to your friends and neighbours, be sure to have some cartridges
of film. They will love it as well.