Smart phones may have freed many of us from having to stuff our wallets and pockets with scraps of paper, but there’s still a place in our lives for an old-fashioned to-do list or a printout of the day’s appointments. At least that’s the view of London studio, Berg Design which announced its Little Printer today.
The tiny thermal printer, which has a face shape cut out of its stainless steel front plate, in order to frame prints as they come out, connects directly to the web via a wireless network. It can then print content from a variety of partners, who currently include The Guardian, FourSquare, Google, and Nike.
Users can subscribe to content using an iPhone app and it’s then automatically printed at a pre-determined frequency. Berg says it will begin taking pre-orders in 2012 but hasn’t announced pricing details.
It might not be big, but it’s very clever.