Snapjet is a portable printer that’s seeking funding through Kickstarter. It uses Polaroid or Fujifilm instant film and although the final product is comparable to that of an Instax printer, the Snapjet takes an entirely different approach. Instead of connecting wirelessly, it scans your smartphone's display once it's placed face down on the top of the device. It's something like a little office scanner that will do about 50 prints before the internal battery drains.

The Snapjet uses open source hardware and works with existing Polaroid 300 and Fujifilm Instax Mini film. Anything from flip phones to business cards can be scanned into the Snapjet to produce a little 1.8 x 2.4 inch print. Larger phones like the iPhone 6 Plus or a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will require use of an app that scales the image to fit the dimensions of the Snapjet.

The Kickstarter project has surpassed half of its goal and if successful, will be shipping Snapjet printers at the end of next year. If you're interested, there are some early bird pledges left starting at $129 and leather cased versions priced up to $175.

Source: Kickstarter