We got this for our kids to make a scrapbook while on vacation. It works well and is easy to use. Yes, some pictures can come out a little dark, but if you just edit/lighten them a little before printing, they look great. Plus, if you get extra cartridges for the Kodak Mini 2, the pictures print on photo paper with a sticky back, making it easy to put in a scrapbook without the need for glue. It connects easily to your phone through the app, and the pictures print quickly. The charging cable is a micro USB to USB, making it easy to connect to other devices/adapters for charging.