Meet The Little PrinterBy: Jeremy Muncy - November 29, 2011
Coming sometime in 2012, the Little Printer essentially prints mini-newspapers you set up via subscriptions from your smartphone. Gathering news, puzzles, daily pics, to-do lists and gossip from friends and putting them together in a personalized packaged, and printed at a time of your choosing.
“Connected to the Web, Little Printer has wide range of sources available to check on your behalf. We call them “publications”. Subscribe to your favourites and choose when you’d like them delivered. Right on time Little Printer gathers everything it needs to prepare a neat little personalised package, printed as soon as you press the button. You can get deliveries multiple times a day, but we find once or twice works best–like your very own morning or evening newspaper“, according to the Little Printer site.
Matt Webb of BERG states, “We have an incredible group of launch partners, and in the run-up to shipping we’re working with them all on custom publications.” The launch partners for the Little Printer are: Arup, foursquare, Google, the Guardian, and Nike.
Below are some of the items you can choose to print in your publication:
Daily Puzzles – Subscribe to puzzles to take on your commute. Choose between easy, medium and hard.
Headlines – Wake up to the world’s top headlines. Subscribe to specific sections for business updates or the latest sports news.
To-Do – Carry today’s most important tasks with you in your pocket.
Foursquare – Grab the latest check-ins on your way out of the door, and pick your destination on the move.
Partworks – Choose from a variety of subjects from art to architecture, typography to butterflies.
Running Coach – Plan your next run with the help of a personal running coach. Tick on completion and keep a record of your progress.
Publications – Use Remote on your iPhone or Android smartphone to add and manage new publications.
Birthdays – A useful reminder of who will be celebrating this week.
The Littler Printer will come with an accompanying iOS and Andorid app, so you can configure your publication and print wirelessly.
The question has to be asked: is this a clever gadget or will it just be a waste of paper? Tell us what you think in the comments below.