LG PD233

Wireless portable photo printer

Includes a 30-pack of photo paper 30-pack of photo paper
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by Dave Bar

Take your pictures from on-screen pixels to real prints

Looking at pictures on a smartphone screen is fun, but sometimes you just can't beat having a real print in your hand. LG's PD233 Pocket Photo mobile printer delivers high-quality photo prints and offers the convenience of wireless connectivity, making it the ideal companion for your Android or iOS® smartphone. This tiny device measures just 2-7/8" x 4-3/4" x 15/16", and weighs in at a mere 7-1/2 ounces. It can easily fit in the palm of your hand or inside a jacket pocket when not in use, and its built-in rechargeable battery means you can use it anywhere without plugging into an AC outlet. Simply download LG's free app to your smartphone, then sync it to the Pocket Photo to begin printing bright, colorful 2" x 3" photos that are perfect for sharing or displaying.

Edit your images and create your own QR codes

The PD233 uses ZINK® (Zero Ink) technology with specially coated paper to create bright, colorful photos — no messy ink cartridges to replace. The printer app lets you crop and edit your images, and even perform simple touch-ups for better looking prints. You can also embed QR (Quick Reference) codes on your photos. These small rectangles contain coded information that can be read by barcode scanning apps that link you to online websites. Print customized birthday invitations, thank you cards, or even business cards with a personal QR code to link to online information or your favorite social media pages.

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  • wireless printing with compatible Bluetooth® or NFC (Near Field Communication) enabled smartphones
  • ZINK (Zero Ink) technology for mess-free printing
  • prints photos on ZINK® PS2203 2" x 3" photo paper
  • allows photo editing and touch-ups on smartphones LCD screen with printer app download
  • can embed QR (Quick Reference) codes on prints
  • built-in rechargeable battery for true portability
  • 2-7/8"W x 1"H x 4-13/16"D
  • weight: 7.4 ounces
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • Portable photo printer
  • 32" USB cable (Type A USB on one end and a microUSB on the other end)
  • Travel charger
  • 10 Pack of ZINK photo paper (2" x 3")
  • Owner's Manual
  • Quick Reference Guide
  • Warranty Card

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Overview: The LG Pocket Photo (PD233) is an ultra-compact photo printer for use with your iPhone or Android smartphone. It prints full-color, 2x3-inch borderless photos onto special ZINK (Zero Ink) paper. Photos are printed with a resolution of 640 x 1224 dots in approximately 40 seconds. The printer is only 2-7/8" x 4-3/4" x 1" in size, and weighs 7-1/2 ounces, so you can take it virtually anywhere.

ZINK: The Pocket Photo comes with a 10-pack of 2x3-inch ZINK paper for LG. A 30-pack of paper is sold separately. Prints come out dry to the touch, and are smudge-proof, water-resistant, and tear-resistant.

Note: ZINK paper made for other manufacturer's devices does not work with the LG Pocket Photo.

Compatibility: The LG Pocket Photo is compatible with select iOS devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) running version 5.1 and above, and Android devices running version 2.2 (Froyo) and later.

Bluetooth: The Pocket Photo prints wirelessly from your compatible device via Bluetooth. The unit is compatible with Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, and has a range of approximately 33 feet (10 meters).

Pocket Photo App: The LG Pocket Photo app lets you connect your compatible smartphone to the printer to print your stored photos. In addition to printing, you can make edits to your photos, such as cropping, rotating, or adding text, or applying a color filter. Photos can be shared with others on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks by creating a QR code. The Pocket Photo app is compatible with Android version 2.2 (Froyo) and later, and iOS version 5.1 and above.

NFC (Near-Field Communications): Tap your NFC-enabled smartphone to the NFC sticker on the top of the printer for an instant connection to the printer. Near-field Communications is only available in select Android smartphones.

Status LED: The Pocket Photo has a side-mounted LED to indicate the printer's status. It will glow red or green to indicate charging level. It will also glow or flash white when communicating via Bluetooth with the smartphone.

Power Requirements: The Pocket Photo runs on a built-in 500mAh Lithium-Polymer rechargeable battery. The battery charges in approximately 1.5 hours and provides enough power for about 20-25 prints. You can charge the battery, or operate the Pocket Photo, by connecting the printer to AC power with the supplied Travel Charger, or by USB power (5 volts DC/1 amp) from your computer.

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LG PD233

Written By Anonymous, QUEENS NY on Sunday, July 06, 2014
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Love It

Written By Kansasgirl, Deland,Fl. on Friday, March 07, 2014
Awsome little printer.
Easy to use.
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Written By arizdave, Scottsdale, AZ on Sunday, October 06, 2013
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Fits in pocket, uses iPhone App, very fast, no jailbreaking necessary.
Uses an approved Apple iPhone app & prints via bluetooth.
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So nice

Written By Yr, Las Vegas on Tuesday, September 17, 2013
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I got it about five business days, it doesn't need the ink to print, and it is small enough and light to bring to everywhere. Just need to connect to IPhone, so convenient!!
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2 questions already asked

I wish to use this for a special event, in a completely portable mode, so Bluetooth is great - no WIFI necessary. The problem is the power supply - only good for 25 prints. Is there some type of portable power-pack that could be used with this? [ John  May 07, 2014 ]
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  • We have not received any answers from other customers on your question. I would recommend reaching out to an Advisor by phone (1-800-324-9695) or online chat. They should be able to help answer your question. [ Jeff Staff  May 12, 2014 ]
what size pictures does it print? [ Gerald  Jan 16, 2014 ]
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  • 2 x 3-inch Wallet-Size Photos [ MICHAEL D   Feb 09, 2014 ]
  • It prints 2.5X3 inch. Great quality! [ Brian   Jan 17, 2014 ]
  • I gave it as a gift so I don't know the size, but I can tell you that I have seen them and they are small but the quality is really good. My brother is very happy with the printer. [ Robert   Jan 16, 2014 ]
  • As the size of the screen of an iPhone [ YUHONG   Jan 16, 2014 ]
  • The pictures are 2" x 3". [ BARBARA   Jan 16, 2014 ]

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