Smartphones, laptops and tablets have helped cut back on the use of paper – for reminder notes (unless you’re addicted to those sticky Post It’s), lists and even newspapers and magazines. But for those who insist on touching paper, the Little Printer is for you.
Created by the UK tech company BERG, the Little Printer is a small box shaped device that’s designed to search the internet based on user-selected criteria, then print out a cash-register receipt-like mini “newspaper”. Then you can simply take the thermal printout and get going with whatever errands / “to do’s” you’ve got.
This fascinating gadget works via a cloud-based system the user sets up using their smartphone. Simply set up the subscriptions you want – be they crossword puzzles, news, weather reports – then the Little Printer will gather the information you’ve requested and put it into a neat newspaper format for you. You can get messages from friends via Foursquare or Facebook or create handy lists with a push of a button.
Inkless and wireless, pre-orders for a beta version of the Little Printer will begin later this year.