If you wanted to take a photo with a typical '80s camera, you had to snap the picture, use up your whole roll of film, bring it to your friendly local Fotomat, and wait a few days to see how your images came out. However, Polaroid's cameras allowed you to get near-instant gratification, popping out photos that self-developed in minutes while you watched.
While every smartphone shoots instant digital images, there's nothing quite like the feeling of seeing your photo appear on paper right after you've shot. Portable photo printers like the VuPoint Photo Cube allow you to print photos wirelessly from your smartphone anywhere you go. Snapseed, a popular photo-editing program for both Android and iOS, even has a vintage filter that makes your pics look like they came from an old Polaroid camera.
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