Getting snap happy with HP Sprocket

Those who follow me on Instagram will know just how much I love to take photos. It’s something I have always done, long before I knew how to work a “proper” camera, and I love looking back on our photos and remembering the moments we shared. That said, ever since the world went digital, my photos are no longer lovingly placed in photo albums and are instead filed away on the computer, Christmas 2010, Devon 2012, Eva’s birthday 2014, and I very rarely find a moment to log on, scroll through, and look back.

For that reason I was so excited to try the HP Sprocket, a zero-ink printer that fits in the palm of your hand and can be taken out and used just about anywhere! It uses thermal printing technology which means that you’ll never run out of ink!

With an internal rechargeable battery which powers the Sprocket, charged via USB, the HP Sprocket prints 3 x 2 inch photos straight from your phone. Compatible with both Apple and Android, you can print standard shots, customised frames, or novelty pictures, and even peel off the back of the photo sheets to create stickers!

We were very excited to receive the white and rose gold gift set which includes the HP Sprocket, a rose gold storage bag and a lovely little photo album to store your photos. The printer is so easy to set up, you literally slide off the back, slot in the photo sheets, download the app and just a few taps later you’re good to go!

With Eva struggling so much with school this year it was lovely for her to choose some of her favourite photos and display then all in the photo album. I love how fast the photos print and the children were so impressed at seeing their photos appear right before their eyes! Eva couldn’t wait to go to school the next day and show off her album!

I have to be honest and say that if you’re looking for high quality images, this may not be the printer for you. The printer adds quite a pink/red tone to the images, not that my children noticed, but for novelty photos and instant snaps, it’s great!

I love that the printer slots into the rose gold storage bag for safe keeping and taking out and about. We will definitely be taking this with us on our next holiday so that the children can send home made postcards to their Grandparents with photos of their adventures!

Currently available on Amazon at £119 I think this is a really fun idea which will come in useful for last minute homework projects and crafting. I know that Eva is looking forward to adding to her album so that whenever she feels a little sad at school she can pop out her photos and see all of her favourite moments right there in one place.

 

 

** We were sent this item for the purpose of this review. All words and opinions are my own **

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57 Comments

  1. January 24, 2018 / 7:43 pm

    oh I so want one of these it was on my xmas list but poor Santa was too overworked and finances just didn’t stretch for me sadly they look great

    • Laura Dove
      January 24, 2018 / 9:49 pm

      Ahh no!! I think I have lost it to the children to be honest, they think it’s like magic! xx

  2. January 25, 2018 / 6:47 am

    What a great idea – I love this!! I may have to look into this, as I would love one x

    • Laura Dove
      January 25, 2018 / 5:09 pm

      It’s a really good idea, we’ve definitely loved using it! xx

  3. January 25, 2018 / 9:27 am

    Sounds like quite the cute gadget,Laura! This will be quite the thing to have on day trips and family outings

    • Laura Dove
      January 25, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      Yes it’s fun and the kids love it! I think I have definitely lost out on it to them! xx

  4. January 25, 2018 / 11:24 am

    I’ve debating getting something like this for a while but I think I’d want normal sized photos as opposed to the small ones x

    • Laura Dove
      January 25, 2018 / 5:08 pm

      Yes I would love to see them bring out a larger one in regular sizes! These are a great size for purses/wallets/keyrings! xx

  5. January 25, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    This is such an amazing gadget to have especially when you are meeting up with friends and want to give each of them a photo to take back of the event.

    • Laura Dove
      January 25, 2018 / 5:00 pm

      Yes I agree, it’s like the modern equivalent of a polaroid camera! xx

  6. January 25, 2018 / 9:56 pm

    OMG!! This looks amazing! I never print off enough of my photos! I think it’s really special to have them to hold in your hand.

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 11:04 pm

      Yes me too, I love a proper album to look through! xx

  7. Joanna
    January 26, 2018 / 10:39 am

    I am intrigued about this mini-printer on how it works. The zero-ink concept is new to me. I like it as a novelty gift, it’s definitely very fun to use, especially for grandparents and children.

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 11:03 pm

      Yes it’s fab for little photos for your purse or wallet too! xx

  8. January 26, 2018 / 12:19 pm

    Oh wow I absolutely love this!! I will definitely be looking out for one…I love having ‘real’ photos to look back over 🙂

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 11:03 pm

      Me too! They are only small but perfect for novelty pics! xx

  9. January 26, 2018 / 1:03 pm

    Ah this looks brilliant! Wilf is always asking whether her can print out photos and I’m so bad at getting round to doing them! x

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 11:03 pm

      Yes me too! It’s great to have them instant! xx

  10. Dannii
    January 26, 2018 / 3:53 pm

    I have seen a few people post about this and it looks amazing – I would love one. Perfect for the camera happy person.

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 11:00 pm

      Yes its a fab little device! xx

  11. January 26, 2018 / 5:54 pm

    Omg! I need this in my life – what a fab little device! 🙂 I was only thinking the other day how it’s a shame that I never print any of my photos anymore. Physical copies are always so much nicer to look back on xx

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:52 pm

      Yes I agree, I much prefer to put them in an album! xx

  12. January 26, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    I love that it’s helping Eva at school. This is definitely a product that is high on my wish list x

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:52 pm

      Eva is loving adding to her album! xx

  13. January 26, 2018 / 9:01 pm

    Oh I would love one of these! I’m currently looking at getting loads of square photos printed but the price is so extortionate. Being able to print them myself at home would be great!

    C x

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:47 pm

      Yes it can add up printing photos! These are great although it could get expensive with the refill packs each time. xx

  14. January 27, 2018 / 3:36 am

    What a lovely portable printer! I love making memories and taking pictures of special moments and it would be nice to have them printed so conveniently. It’s also perfect for people who keep journals!

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:42 pm

      Yes I agree, they are the perfect size for a journal! xx

  15. January 27, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    A palm held printer with no ink? We really are living in the future! What a FAB little gadget!

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:34 pm

      I know! Who would have thought it? xx

  16. January 27, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    Oh wow this looks so cool! I’m so bad for taking photos but not actually printing them. This would be SO handy and great for scrap booking! xxx

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:33 pm

      Me too! It’s perfect for scrap booking! xx

  17. January 28, 2018 / 11:26 am

    This would be so perfect for the weekends when the dreaded school bear comes home! Actually a reasonable price too – I can just imagine my Mum if we had one & used it on our walks. Mind blown!

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:28 pm

      Hahaha yes!! That’s actually exactly what we did too!!! xx

  18. hannah
    January 28, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    This looks very good. I like how it doesn’t require ink either. Had no idea you could print without ink

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:27 pm

      Nor me! It’s a great idea! xx

  19. January 28, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    That’s a cool gadget. I always think there’s nothing nicer than a photo printed out. Digital ones just aren’t the same.

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:26 pm

      I agree, I love looking back through albums, it’s not the same on the computer! xx

  20. January 28, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    Wow, this is so great I want to have this too perfect for me I love to capture photos

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:25 pm

      Its a fab little gadget! The kids love it! xx

  21. January 28, 2018 / 5:34 pm

    If ever there was a reason to print off photos instead of take them and delete them to free up phone space, this is the gadget!

    • Laura Dove
      January 28, 2018 / 10:22 pm

      It’s fab isn’t it! Such a good idea! xx

  22. January 28, 2018 / 11:57 pm

    We were sent one of these a few weeks ago too. They are really great and we loved using ours to transfer photos of our daughter. Great device.

    John M

    • Laura Dove
      January 29, 2018 / 5:11 pm

      It’s a fab little device, my kids have claimed it! xx

  23. January 29, 2018 / 1:01 am

    I love little gadgets like this and think they are absolutely fab for printing some cute memories out! I have an instax printer myself and it’s so handy to be able to print stuff out after the event 😀

    • Laura Dove
      January 29, 2018 / 5:02 pm

      Oh that looks fab too, I had a nosy at it over Christmas! It’s a great idea. xx

  24. January 29, 2018 / 1:09 am

    Great little gadget! Much easier to print your pictures than a regular printer. I can so see myself using it for scrapbooking of for my journal.

    • Laura Dove
      January 29, 2018 / 4:53 pm

      Yes I agree, it’s a fab idea! xx

  25. January 30, 2018 / 2:45 pm

    How great does this sound, apart from the red/pink hue, but for novelty snaps as you said I could deal with that happening. Hopefully it’s something they will address down the line, but I really do like this sound of this

    • Laura Dove
      January 30, 2018 / 7:09 pm

      Yes I think it’s great for novelty snaps! It’s a lot of fun!

  26. January 31, 2018 / 12:16 am

    Wow this is such a cool mini device. Perfect for getting some photo memories on paper. I find it impossible to go to a printer shop these days.

    • Laura Dove
      February 1, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      I agree, it’s so handy having it at home! xx

  27. January 31, 2018 / 9:45 am

    I would to try this out! I am a photo maniac you may say and this looks like so much fun!

  28. February 5, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    This looks great! Such a good idea – I think my kids would love it too. Lovely to have more physical photos.

    • Laura Dove
      February 5, 2018 / 7:56 pm

      It’s a really fun device, the kids love it! xx

  29. February 19, 2018 / 7:15 pm

    These sound like such a fun device to try – I love that you can print off any of your photos at anytime.

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