BERG, a design studio based in London have today announced a product they’ve been working on for the past year called Little Printer. “Little Printer lives in your front room and scours the Web on your behalf, assembling the content you care about into designed deliveries a couple of times a day.” Running on a new cloud service called BERG Cloud, this little device has the ability to print out some of your most important and fun daily activities that you would usually use your smartphone for. Things such as your daily agenda, news headlines and even fitness statistics from Nike+. It looks like a really unique opportunity to return to having printed media for many daily tasks that are now occupied by our digital selves on the morning commute. Being encapsulated in a small format means that each daily printout can be stuffed into a wallet or maybe stuck on the fridge for all to see.
Here’s how it works:
You have your Little Printer sitting in your home or office, it connects wirelessly to a small box connected to your router and is controlled remotely by an app on your smartphone (Only iOS and Android are mentioned at the moment). The App is used to control what items you would like to printed out for you and at what times in the day. There’s not a great deal mentioned as to what settings can be made but I’d like to think that you could create profiles of different printouts that you’d like. For example, a morning commute that would include the days headlines and a couple of puzzles such as sudoku or crosswords as well as your day’s agenda, or maybe a social networking printout that would display your most popular activity on Twitter, Foursquare, Google+ and Facebook. Maybe even a weekend profile that could have the sports fixtures/results or league tables along with a featured list of programmes to watch on TV?
Little Printer will be available in 2012 and you can subscribe directly to BERG to have more information delivered to you directly as they announce it.