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{TECH} INSTANT GRATIFICATION

In response to the millions of photos that are never more than digital files, there’s been a resurgence of interest in instant photography by those who want to have tangible keepsakes. Here’s the essential kit to get stuck in

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What: HP Sprocket Where:

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How much: £99

Part of instant photography’s appeal in the 21st century is that you don’t know exactly how your photo is going to come out. However, those of us who’ve dabbled with the medium will know that all too often images come out too dark, too light, too grainy, too blurry or just not quite how we were expecting – by which point the moment may have passed. The pocket-sized HP Sprocket is here to change all that, by allowing you to print vibrant, 2” by 3” photos on the move, straight from your smartphone (via Bluetooth). Photos are printed via an app, which can pull images from your camera roll, Instagram, Flickr or Facebook (or you can snap directly into the app), and you can add borders, coloured text and emojis to personalise your photos further. It prints onto inkfree, and therefore smudge-free, HP ZINK Photo Paper, and the backing can be peeled off each photo to turn it into a sticker. The Bluetooth capability means everyone can join in the fun, too.

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The new Winter issue of Winq is all about our Men of the Year. We have created a very special special edition and are honouring the great, the gay and the good from the worlds of Activism, Business, Culture, Media, Music, Sport and Travel. The brilliant Mark Gatiss is our well-deserved Man of the Year and talks Sherlock, Doctor Who and the perils of Donald Trump in an eight-page interview. Diver Chris Mears talks winning gold in Rio and bags the Sport Award, Dan Mathews is our Activism Award winner and reveals an extraordinary life with PETA, plus we chat to Bright Light Bright Light about his smash album Choreography, journalist Owen Jones, author Jonathan Harvey, master perfumer Roja Dove and more. Read full interviews with all winners and check out our stunning style, homes and culture sections. The wait is over - Winq is the luxury lifestyle magazine for gay men.
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