Trendy Hoxton-dwelling designers BERG have created a rather cute little device called the Mini Printer, a tiny printer that lets you make personalised, receipt-sized print-outs from your social feeds.
With its stenciled, child-like face, the device pushes all the “aaaaww!” buttons and is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
The printer works with an accompanying iPhone or Android app, which can be programmed to output regular news updates from news publications, social networks and data-collecting apps which have partnered with Little Printer.
Nike+, Arup, Foursquare, Google and The Guardian have already clambered on board as launch partners.
The little fella spits out the info on narrow paper strips up to 10 inches long, which are perfect for sticking on the fridge, folding up in your wallet or sharing with friends.
Mind you, we can see that not every one gets what this gadget is for, but we have to say we’re rather taken with the wee fella.
Here’s BERG to explain how it all works:
Underlying Little Printer is our new technology for connecting and controlling wireless products in the home, and we call it BERG Cloud.
Little Printer’s brain isn’t on a chip in its body, but on the Web where it can reach out and touch other Web-enabled services, and where we can provide updates and improvements without you having to install anything.
In your front room, Little Printer wirelessly connects (with no configuration) to a small box that plugs into your broadband router. It’s this same box that will enable our other planned products in the BERG Cloud family. There’s no PC required, your phone is your remote control.
Little Printer will be available in 2012.