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Don't just text your photos, print them with HP's Sprocket

The HP Sprocket Photo Printer is a quick and painless way to print your camera photo photos at a rather high price.

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HP's Sprocket Photo Printer is about the size of a deck of cards, making it easily portable. It has an internal battery, so there's no need to always print near power.

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Of course, you'll need to charge it first via the Micro-USB port. I powered it via my computer, but you can also connect it to a USB wall plug (not included).

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Next, load the wallet-size photo paper (you get 10 sheets in the box). Peel off the back of each sheet to make it a sticker.

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You control the printer through the free (iOS and Android) Sprocket app. You can print straight from your phone's camera roll or connect to your Flickr, Facebook or Instagram accounts.

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After selecting a photo, you can print it immediately or edit it with a variety of effects like borders and text.

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Printing each photo takes about 40 seconds.

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Print quality isn't great, but for what it's designed to do, the Sprocket performs well.

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