What better name for an RSS printing device of small dimensions than Little Printer? Berg, the British design studio that is behind this little gadget, intends to make it a perfect companion for its cloud service, BergCloud.
As mentioned before, Berg is a British company, based in London, that launched a cloud service this year and plans to bring a little companion on the scene, sometimes in 2012. Little Printer is still in concept phase and is only scheduled to enter beta phase next year. The ones who want to learn about the beta launch are recommended to subscribe to Berg’s newsletter.
When hearing “Little Printer,” most people will probably think of something resembling a photo printer. Berg’s Little Printer is way smaller than that. To give you an idea, this gadget is so “big” and so “heavy” that it can be easily lifted between the big thumb and the index finger. More over, this compact printer does not employ any ink, as it is thermal.
What Little Printer does is to aggregate content from the Web and deliver it to you on pieces of paper that resemble receipts, all of this with a smile in the beginning. Since the device features a slit, a smiling face is seen permanently when it is in stand by. Choosing what info will be printed is very easy and the only thing required for that is a smartphone.
Berg currently prints data provided by its partners, which are as follows:
- The Guardian
Feeds from these partners can also be seen in the above video. Hopefully, the number of partners will grow until this product starts to be mass marketed. Some of the things that can be published by Little Printer include:
- Daily Weather
- Daily News
- Daily Puzzle
- Birthdays this week
More can be selected on the smartphone. The data is aggregated in the cloud, so once you pick what must be printed, BergCloud takes care of the rest.
Some “green” people might be irritated by the fact that the Little Printer consumes paper for publishing RSS feeds, a task that can very well performed on a screen. Let’s face it, though, reading something on a piece of paper feels much better, not to mention that things can be organized easier on a piece of paper, since each user chooses what is going to be printed. The amount of paper that is printed by the Little Printer is ridiculously small and if the user is concerned about environmentalism, then he or she can give it away for recycling.