I’m forever snapping away on my camera. I love taking snaps of the boys, our days out and holidays. I want to capture them all so the boys can look back on them in years to come. The problem is, they are all in digital format backed up on my hard drive.
I can’t actually remember the last time I printed photos out and put them in an album. It was probably when my youngest was born – four years ago! We have a printer but its just not good enough to print decent photos.
The other issue is time. As a working mum (who’s also a blogger!) there’s not much spare time left out of my day. The last thing I feel like doing is trawling through hundreds and thousands of photos to upload and print to make an album.
We were sent the HP Sprocket Bundle to test out this week – could this be the answer to my photo problems? Read on to find out.
HP Sprocket Bundle
The HP Sprocket Bundle is a limited edition gift set that contains everything you need to easily print photos from your phone using the portable Sprocket printer (which is mobile phone sized) using an app.
The bundle contains a white and rose gold Sprocket printer, a 10 pack of photo paper, a rose gold wallet, a photo album and a USB cable for charging. There’s also a voucher included with a code for you to design your own skin to personalise your sprocket printer.
You might be wondering why there is no mention of ink. That’s because the Sprocket doesn’t require any! It uses zero-ink (Zink) meaning the colours are already embedded in the photo paper.
Using the Sprocket App and printing
Setting up the Sprocket was really easy and took me around 5 minutes. You simply download the app onto your phone by scanning the QR code. Following the on-screen instructions, you connect to the Sprocket using Bluetooth. Now you are ready to print!
The app allows to you print photos directly from your phone. You can also connect to Facebook, Instagram or Google and access photos from there too or take photos within the app too.
There are also some basic editing options so you can brighten up your photos. You can also customise your photos with fun borders, stickers and text.
What did we think?
I’ve loved using the Sprocket so far. It’s so handy to be able to print photos directly from your phone and so easy to set up. I love the fact you can customise them too. The prints are great quality and have a sticky back which would be perfect for sticking everywhere and anywhere. I think they’d be great for personalising Christmas and Thank You cards. This will also come in handy for sticking photos into the boys Learning Diaries for school too!
The HP Sprocket is so easy to use, I’ve already printed out a bunch of family photos to pop into the album so we can have everlasting memories to look back on again and again. No more just storing them in digital format!
The Sprocket on its own is usually £119 but with the bundle, you get the addition of the wallet and the photo album for the same price. It’s fantastic value for money! So if you are considering purchasing the HP Sprocket I would highly recommend you go for the bundle!
You can find out more about the HP Sprocket on the HP website.
I did point hubs in the direction of this but I used our photo printer via Bluetooth at home or the local supermarket for 40p a print. We worked out the cost of this paper equals to around 70p per print so I’ve took it off my chrimbo list for now. It’s defo a great convenient tool that I’d love to have when we can afford to treat ourselves more.
Love that you introduced me to this.
I think you can get the photo paper for £10 on Amazon which is around 50p per print. It is a little expensive but you do save on ink costs and I managed to buy some for around £7 on offer so it wasn’t too bad. X
I saw this awhile back on Youtube and I thought to myself what a great little thing to have at home especially now that I have a kid and take so many photos daily. #KCACOLS
I love the look of this little printer, so portable and lovely to be able to print pix on the go! #kcacols
This looks an amazing little gadget, love the fact it doesn’t need ink! Thanks for linking up with #KCACOLS, hope to see you again next week.
Oh my goodness this is GENIUS!! I never print out my photos for all the same reasons as you, but this would make it so easy, you’d have no excuse not to! Hmmm this is definitely going on my Christmas list, thanks for your review! xx
Wow this is such a clever idea, so often things just end up on your phone and never printed. It looks it would make such a cool Christmas present too.
I LOVE this! I really love having physical photos but I don’t get chance/forget to print them out regularly. I love looking back at my old baby/childhood albums so its a bit sad I haven’t got organised with Mia as I’m sure she would love this when shes older. I may just have to hint to ‘Santa’ for one of these! 🙂
I’ve seen these & really want one!! I take so many photos, especially of the boys but forget to print them out. We’re trying to do a memory book for baby m at the moment too so this would be fab as I could print them there & then
I haven’t printed photos out in so long, I really should do that more. The sprocket sounds great for doing this, I will have to look into getting one myself.
I want one of these. I don’t need one, but I definitely want one! #kcacols
I have seen quite a few of these about and it makes me want one. Thank you so much for joining us with #KCACOLS and hope to see you next time.
We got one for these for christmas – its great to get your pics off the phone and into the ‘real world’. They instantly become less ephemeral as it gives them some permanence. As mentioned, they paper is pretty pricey but you can’t put a price on memories…
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