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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Bloo's Reviews | Polabox

"Promise me something Katie, that you’ll take a lot of pictures. You’ll only regret the ones that you didn't take."
Safe Haven

Welcome to the latest edition of Bloo's Reviews. I've decided to review something a little different today. I'll be reviewing an app I downloaded recently called Polabox. You can check out the website here. I personally used the iPhone app and that's what I'll be reviewing, as well as the product. Polabox is a quick and simple app that lets you print your iPhone photos, as well as your Instagram and Facebook photos and then posts them to you free of charge. The photo are received swiftly and are of great quality and a reasonable price. The app itself is easy to use and pretty to look at. The only downside is it would not accept my maestro card and instead would only accept my credit card. 

There a number of different choices when ordering.

Polabox: 30 prints in a pretty little box.You can have a cardboard box or for a £1 more it can come in a metal box. There is also a love themed box if it's present for a significant other. £13.95

Prints: 6 to an unlimited number of square or polaroid style photo prints. 35p each.

Polabox ID: 5 photostrips, much like you'd get from a photo booth. £6.45

Magnets: 9 square fridge magnets. £7.95

La Boite A Photos: 40 prints in a cute box with accessories to have fun with your pics. £19.95

Poster Mosaic: A poster made up of 35 square photos on thick matte paper. £11.95

Photobook: 20 polaroid style prints in a book made up of black cardboard thick pages. £16.95

As I wanted more than 30 photos I opted for just the prints option. In total I got 40 prints.

After I selected my option it gave me a choice of square or classic (polaroid style) prints. I decided to go with the classic option so I could have a little bit of text beneath each photo. 

Next is the fun part. Selecting your photos! 

For this demonstration I only picked six, but originally I picked forty. Once you have your photos picked you hit validate and next you'll be taken to the customisation page. Here it's all personal preference so just play about and see what you like. All I did was add text to each photo.

Once you've worked your way through all the photos and got them all how you want them you then hit validate once again and you will be taken to your cart. From there you can see how much your prints amount to and also choose how many copies you want. For my 40 it cost me £14 in total.

After that it's pretty straight forward to checking out. As I said before, you have to use a credit card and that is a slight downside. It took about three days for mine to arrive, which I thought was pretty quick! Being that I'm not mainland UK it usually takes a little longer for things to arrive. 

Despite the fact I didn't get the Polabox, they still came in a nice little box as seen above. As I said, the photos were great quality. One of them was slightly bent in the corner, I guess from the rough travel. However it really wasn't bad enough to complain or anything and was fine was a straightened it out. All in all I really couldn't recommend Polabox enough and I'm looking for the next I make an order. It's been a long time since I've actually had tangible photos and haven't had much luck with my own photo printers in the past. As someone who takes basically all her photos on her iPhone, I am glad to have such a quick and handy way to make them proper keepsakes.

Would you try an app like Polabox? 

1 comment:

  1. Awwww, they look so cute!! I may have to get some pictures done of my own! This is such a good idea and I even like the little box they came in. At least you have some pretty memories now. xxx

    Dee | www.promptsbydee.co.uk


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