Instagram is great at imitating old school photo effects on your iPhone, but there's nothing like holding an instant artifact of a special moment in your hands. To that end, a new device that uses your iPhone to instantly produce '70s-style Polaroid prints is the latest example of why analog isn't necessary bad.
The Impossible Instant Lab is a project from Germany that uses the iPhone in conjunction with a modified Polaroid shell to give you great looking instant photos that can be shared in meat space. The group that launched this as a Kickstarter project claims to have purchased one of the last Polaroid factories in the world, in Enschede, The Netherlands, back in 2008 as a key component toward getting this project off the ground.
Assuming the project meets its funding goal, the device is scheduled to go on sale for $299 in February 2013. You can see the Impossible Instant Lab device in action in the video below.