iBattz Mobile Power and Fujifilm Mobile Print Solution

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I am really excited to try out two new toys on this trip to Rajasthan. Actually to call them “toys” does each of them a big disservice. They are truly tools. (Really fun tools!) First up will be a new battery case for my iPhone 5, and the second, a new mobile printing solution to replace my Zink Printer that failed me so badly, a few years back.

In late November of last year, I wrote several battery case companies and told them I was preparing a review of battery cases. I wrote iBattz, Lenmar, Maxboost and Mophie. Frankly, the ones I really wanted to hear back from were iBatzz and Mophie. Mophie didn’t even give me the time of day. But I was thrilled when iBattz wrote back and said they would love to help me out.

So for the last three months, I have been using the iBattz Mojo Refuel Battery Case for iPhone 5/5S and running it through its paces. There are a few little quirks and I will reveal  those when I complete my review. While on this trip to Rajasthan, it is going to get a real workout as I will be using the Wi-Fi Function and the GPS on my phone a lot – both of which seem to draw a lot of battery power. Look for that review either during the Rajasthan trip (over the next two weeks) or just after I get back. You will find it right here.

Speaking of Wi-Fi, I’ll be using the Wi-Fi on my phone a lot because I’ll be transferring images over to the phone from my Fujifilm X-E2. Once on the phone, I will then be printing them out on Fujifilm’s Instax Share instant film printer. You might remember several posts I wrote years ago about my Zink Pogo printer? The Pogo printer was a great idea that just flopped. Mostly because of its lack of any real battery life. Some people, like my associate Piet Van den Eynde, labored through those difficulties and continued to use the printer. Frankly, I found it too clumsy. I’ll go into all that and more when I review this new printer. But first I need to give it a workout, and there’s no better place to do so than in Rajasthan.

Alou and I fly out today and arrive in Delhi tonight. Then bright and early tomorrow morning we head to the 28th Surajkund International Crafts Mela (Fair). Looks like we will hit the ground running!

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4 thoughts on “iBattz Mobile Power and Fujifilm Mobile Print Solution

  1. Transferring images directly from the X-E2 or X-T1 to the Instax Share printer – Do you see this as a future possibility (firmware update?)?
    This would be great on photo assignments where a small ‘thank you’ print for the person would go a long way, especially since most of the people I photograph never had a photo of themselves or their family.

    • Tim, this is precisely why I bought it. I would love to see a firmware up date for this but I doubt it’s coming. Mainly because both devices are sending out ad hoc wifi signals not receiving them. My guess (though I am not a techie) is it would be a hardware change. But I don’t know.

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