While not vending machines per se, photo booths have historically occupied the same spaces as drink and snack machines. Just as you can ways grab a quick soda or bag of chips while roaming the mall, you can just as quickly immortalize a fun moment with a close friend at a photo booth. And just as the custom vending machine world has evolved and created machines that serve as full retail stores, Sega Amusements’ latest innovation condenses the full experience of a professional photo shoot within the convenience of a simple photo booth set-up.
According to the Vending Times, Sega’s Superbooth is intended to be the world’s first interactive photo booth that offers many of the same professional touches found in an all-day shoot. The machine employs the use of a digital photographer, who guides the user through a nine-set shoot complete with flashy lights and pulsating music. The machine even boasts a fan for customers who prefer the “blown-back hair” look. Sega general manager Peter Gustafon calls his product “photo-tainment,” claiming that it represents a step towards the future of this classic device.
While we create custom vending machines here at IDS, we cannot help but be inspired by this progress in our sister industry. If you would like to join the future of interactive dispensing, talk to us today!