This got the Tech Digest team thinking. What other great brands and products from the past are worth reviving? So here are five that we think ought to be given a second chance. We certainly aren't saying that you should ditch your Blu-ray for a Betamax, but given the right techy makeover these products could be very now.
It's Friday, which means that we round up the top five winners in tech for this week including a load of smartphones and a cool Twitter iPhone app.
Summit Global, the exclusive licensee of Polaroid imaging has announced the return of one of the most iconic camera brands. Polaroid will once again manufacture a range of classic instant film products like the Polaroid "600" instant film, and also bring back a range of instant cameras to use them with, including the easy to use 'Polaroid One'.As well as focusing on traditional analogue film, Polaroid will continue to develop its digital instant platforms, enhancing the revolutionary ZINK (zero-ink) technology used in the Polaroid POGO Instant Digital Printer. This allows users to print photos instantly from a mobile phone or digital camera. One new product that is planned is the Polaroid "TWO", the digital version of the traditional instant camera as well as the Polaroid "THREE", an instant digital Camera that produces 4inch x 3inch instant digital photos.
Here's the Polaroid PoGo. It's a photo-printer. Lucy checks it out above. It's Bluetooth, it's fast, and it's only £90 or so. The little prints that you get out are 2" x 3". Remember that refill cartridges will cost you extra, so budget in for those, too, if you planning to get one. Polaroid PoGo Printer Related posts: The Polaroid is BACK, baby.. yeahhhh! | Polaroid PoGo Bluetooth instant printer for all your mobile photo needs
'Click - Snap - Phizzzzzzz.. Plunk. Flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap, flap..' All the sounds of the late great Polaroid Instamatic Camera.. Ahh, how we loved thee. Not enough to keep buying you perhaps.. but, ahh.. how we loved you all the same. Yes, the world suffered a great loss in the tragic demise of the Polaroid camera. We mourned it's passing. We searched on ebay to pick up a straggler. Well, i did. But just when hope was lost, when days were at their darkest.. like a little photographic version of the messiah - the saviour rose again. Indeed, what was once lost is now found, and news that the unique little camera is making it's way back to the shelves is surely the delight of many a consumer. But things are different this time around, this time it's wearing a brand new set of 21st Century techno-togs, all like, digitalised and shiny and stuff. A veritable Jesus in a nanotube toga.
I'm sure you know that printers aren't the world's most exciting tech product to review (although I'm sure Gary over at Idiot Toys would disagree), however when the video above is presented by perky, bubbly Zara, it makes for positively hilarious watching. The Zink will retail for £99...