The Little Printer is a cube-shaped, palm-sized printer that prints personalized mini-newspapers for you, with content curated from your own social media profiles. The print-out reads like a personalized receipt that is maximum 10 inches in length. Content to be printed is controlled from a smartphone app and then printed once or twice a day depending on user settings. And don’t worry, the Little Printer isn’t going to spew out your never-ending twitter feed or share nonsensical info about your friend’s latest ham-sandwich-for-lunch Facebook update. Instead, the Little Printer software technology (paired with BERG cloud), treats the limited 10 inches of paper real estate as the precious commodity that it is – only the best information will be curated and printed. “The act of printing – committing to paper – makes a statement, so you want to be sure that what you print is important,” says Matt Webb, the CEO of BERG, a product design company that dabbles in design consultancy.
Basically, the Little Printer lives in your home. It’s adorable little face greets you every day and prints out important info that you just can’t live without, without you having to log in to several media sites to get the latest scoop on friends, family and worldwide news. Our favourite part? The pretty wood cut prints and pen and ink drawings that accompany some of the information to beautify the “receipt”.
The Little Printer is scheduled for public purchase some time in 2012.