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Get a Polaroid PoGo pocket printer for $19.99

This fun little zero-ink printer runs on a rechargeable battery and pops out cute little color prints you can peel and stick on walls, windows, or wherever.

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Powered by Zink technology, the PoGo requires no ink, but does rely on special paper.
Powered by Zink technology, the PoGo requires no ink, but does rely on special paper. Polaroid

One of my all-time favorite gadgets is the Polaroid PoGo, a tiny ink-free printer that churns out cute 2x3-inch photos on peel-and-stick paper. It's not terribly practical, but it is lots of fun.

Today only, JustDeals has the refurbished Polaroid PoGo Instant Mobile Printer for $19.99, plus $5 for shipping.

As you may recall, this is one of those zero-ink (aka Zink) printers. That means it uses, duh, zero ink, instead heating the crystals embedded in special photo paper (you get 10 sheets to start with; here's a 30-pack for $8.99).

Consequently, the printer itself is tiny, measuring just 0.9 inch thick by 4.7 inches long by 2.8 inches wide and weighing a mere 8 ounces (with its rechargeable battery installed).

So the PoGo can literally ride around in a pocket and churn out prints on-demand. Prints from where? Any PictBridge-compatible camera or, better yet, most Bluetooth-equipped camera phones.

I bought the virtually identical Dell Wasabi a while back, and while the print quality is only so-so, I gotta say I love the little thing. (Anyone figured out how to print to one of these from the iPhone yet? I know Polaroid released an Android app last month.)

For $25 out the door, I think this would make a neat gift. Keep in mind, though, that the warranty expires after 90 days--something to think about if this is headed for the underside of a tree in, say, 90 days.

Bonus deal: Until September 29, you can download Borderlands (PC) for $7.49--far and away the lowest price I've seen for this top-rated action-RPG. The deal comes from none other than Microsoft.