The Kodak Mini 2 HD Wireless Portable Mobile Instant Photo Printer is a mini printer focused on one thing and one thing alone: printing small photos. The successor to the (very similar) Kodak Photo Printer Mini, the Kodak Mini 2 HD Wireless Portable Mobile Instant Photo Printer--henceforth known as the Kodak Mini 2--bucks the retro-revival trend aimed to cash in on nostalgia companies like Polaroid aim to do, instead focusing on functionality over cashing in on nostalgia and loading in pointless features that detract from the device. It\u2019s arguably the best portable printer you can buy if you\u2019re on a tighter-than-tight budget and only need to print photos off, but it has several caveats that make it an exceptionally niche product overall.\r\n\r\nWhy We Like It - Kodak Mini 2 HD Wireless Portable Mobile Instant Photo Printer\r\nThe Kodak Mini 2 HD Wireless Portable Mobile Instant Photo Printer is a tiny photo printer with high quality prints compared to other mini printers and a lot of novel value. If you\u2019re looking for a neat novelty that prints passable photos on the go, it makes for a decent pick, and it\u2019s also a great gift if you\u2019re out of ideas.\r\n\r\nSpeed\r\nJust like a laptop with an Intel Atom and spinning rust or a 10 Mbps internet connection, the Kodak Mini 2\u2019s speed is absolutely perfect if your goal is turn it on (or in this case, press print), make a cup of coffee, fix yourself a nice breakfast, and get nice and settled in before the print has finished. In other words, it\u2019s dreadfully slow: its singular job is to print small photos, and yet it takes just shy of a minute and a half to actually do so. Kodak is up there with Polaroid trying to buck the trend of measuring printers by pages per minute, instead preferring consumers use their bold new metric of minutes per page. This is on par with the absolute dreadfully slowest portable printers like the Epson WorkForce iP110 (which pulls similar photo print speeds, but speeds several orders of magnitude higher in any other case), but much slower than even a budget printer like the HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile Printer; that takes around 40 seconds to print an image, and far less to print a document.\r\nPrint Quality\r\nPrint quality is simply unimpressive on the Kodak Mini 2. It\u2019s better than competing products from Polaroid for sure, but that\u2019s not a high bar; prints lack detail and suffer from color issues that over or undersaturate prints, depending on the represented color. It\u2019s a far cry from the Canon Pixma iP100\u2019s quality, but it\u2019s cheaper by a decent bit. You get what you pay for here when you compare it to other printers in general, but when you compare it to its class--pocket sized photo printers--it\u2019s not bad, just mediocre. You\u2019re not going to get the best quality photos from it, but for its price it\u2019s a bit better than you\u2019d expect, particularly compared to its immediate contemporaries.\r\nEfficiency\r\nSimilar to print quality, the measure of its efficiency boils down to what you compare it to. Compared to other pocketable photo printers, it\u2019s not terrible but also not great; it\u2019s cheaper than Polaroid\u2019s \u201cZINK\u201d technology, but roughly $1 per page is absolutely terrible when compared with even the least efficient ink-gushing printers out there.\r\nAdvanced Features\r\nTo say the Kodak Mini 2 is lacking in advanced features would be like saying La Croix is lacking in flavor, or LG is lacking in software update speeds. That is to say, that\u2019s an immense understatement that fails to convey at all just what\u2019s missing here. Connectivity wise, it\u2019s fine; Wi-Fi (and by extension, Wi-Fi Direct), bluetooth, and NFC are all present, and it has an app that handles connecting to it, but that\u2019s all it has. There\u2019s no touchscreen interface (or any interface at all--everything is through the app), and it only prints photos. It can\u2019t connect to a computer at all, and all of its real functionality is tied to the app, which is a bit buggy.\r\nValue\r\nFor $89, the Kodak Mini 2 is an alright value proposition, though its low efficiency and uselessness as a general-purpose printer dramatically hinder it. In a vacuum, it\u2019s fine for what you get, as its print quality isn\u2019t terrible and it\u2019s extremely portable. It\u2019s only good for printing small pictures from your phone though, and its cost per page is extremely expensive.\r\nKodak Mini 2 HD Wireless Portable Mobile Instant Photo Printer Wrap-up\r\nThe Kodak Mini 2 is a mediocre product for all but those that fall into its narrow niche. As a standard printer, it\u2019s genuinely unusable; it can\u2019t connect to computers at all, and it can only print photos which means it\u2019s not an option at all for businesses or most home users. As a photo printer, it\u2019s mediocre compared to pricier real printers, meaning it lives and dies by its niche--being a cheap pocket printer. In that regard, it\u2019s great; maintenance costs are lower than most of its contemporaries, and its image quality is very good for its sector (but poor compared to a proper printer). If you specifically need a pocket printer or you\u2019re looking for a novel gift, it\u2019s a decent pick. If you\u2019re looking for something serious, try and save up for a full-sized printer; you\u2019ll find yourself wanting more otherwise.