New Polaroid Products. Sigh!

By  |  Wednesday, December 30, 2009 at 11:40 am

Wow–no sooner do I publish a story bemoaning the diminished state of the once-proud Polaroid name than the news breaks that jWIN (owners of the sorta-well-known iLuv brand) are licensing the right to make Polaroid stuff. The company plans to offer “peripherals for PC’s, console games, mobile phones, audio/video as well as telephones, certain laptop carrying cases and cleaning care accessories.” The first time I see a Polaroid phone or laptop bag, I’m going to shed a silent tear. But I guess they’re not as undignified as Bell + Howell pest repellers

 
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  1. Hamranhansenhansen Says:

    They should make instant digital cameras. You can put an Eye-Fi card in a digital camera and if you’re in Wi-Fi, your photos can go right to Facebook. If you put a Kindle-style cell data connection into a digital Polaroid camera and had the camera ask you for your Facebook account (or other similar online accounts) and you could just shoot right to Facebook that would be instant digital photography.

  2. Benj Edwards Says:

    They also make video games now:

    http://www.vintagecomputing.com/index.php/archives/419

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