A tiny, cloud-connected printer that can be used for offline news, puzzles and even social media content is now available for pre-order.
London design studio Berg's LittlePrinter is about the size of a pack of cigarettes and its printouts look a little bit like shopping receipts. It plugs into your home Internet service and prints customized feed information from you at pre-appointed times, with content ranging from news articles to Sudoku puzzles to Instagram photos.
The feed settings are customized and tweaked from a mobile app, allowing for on-the-go changes, as well as personalized reminders, allowing you to leave a physical note for a family member or roommate.
While that might not sound too impressive -- indeed, there's no getting around the fact that this it's more than a little gimmicky -- LittlePrinter's services are surprisingly flexible, thanks to its partnerships with top content providers like Google and the Guardian.
"Use your smartphone to set up subscriptions and LittlePrinter will gather them together to create a timely, beautiful mini-newspaper," the device's creators say.
Little Printer connects wirelessly to a little box you plug into your broadband router. It's configured from your phone, where an app (either a web app or a native one, Berg hasn't said) allows you to attach the printer to your account on Google and the like, and make decisions about what you want it to print. Then you set it going so you get prints every time something important happens, or every morning, or when you get home.
Little Printer costs £199 plus P&P. Pre-order customers can expect their orders to ship in 60 days, BERG says in its official announcement. You can see more in the video below.
Additional reporting by Neil Bennett