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BERG Little Printer makes mini-newspapers for iOS, Android

updated 09:05 am EST, Tue November 29, 2011

BERG Little Printer provides social hard copies

BERG stirred attention Tuesday with a return to print tailored just for mobile. The Little Printer talks to an iPhone or Android phone to subscribe to "publications" that can print out multiple times a day. They include regular content like birthdays, Sudoku puzzles, and weather, but also pro content like news from The Guardian, to-do lists from Google, and even periodic Foursquare check-in updates.

Extras include "partwork" photos to decorate the environment, such as ARUP architecture or nature shots, and Nike+ running goals.

The printer itself is an "inkless" (likely Zink) printer that connects to the Internet wirelessly through a bridge adapter so that the printer can sit whereever the user happens to want it. The cube shape isn't just for aesthetics, BERG says: the steel face not only stands out but holds the paper steady to frame it properly and make for an easy tear-off.

BERG plans to take pre-orders in 2012 and will consider the Little Printer a beta when it first ships.















By Electronista Staff
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  1. qazwart

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Apr 2001

    +4

    How does this work?

    I have a portable device that I can use to play games on, remember birthdays, and keep todo lists. This device is small enough to fit into my pocket.

    Now, I am going to use this device to print out little slips of paper that will allow me to play games, remember birthdays, and keep todo lists that I can slip into my pocket.

    Isn't the whole reason why I bought an iPhone is to get rid of all those little pieces of paper?

  1. bjojade

    Fresh-Faced Recruit

    Joined: Jun 2007

    +5

    Paper still has a place

    Your phone can get pretty cluttered sometimes. Little pieces of paper can serve as a nice reminder of things to do. I like the idea.

  1. hayesk

    Professional Poster

    Joined: Sep 1999

    +3

    Needs a desktop app

    This is perfect for those that don't have smartphones. Why not make a desktop app? Users can then print what they need in the morning and take it with them to work.

  1. coffeetime

    Mac Enthusiast

    Joined: Nov 2006

    +2

    this printer makes sense only...

    if you are in a meeting or gathering and need to print something out from your iPhone for everyone else in the room to read. Or you need to print out your business card for this guy you just met. If would be nice if it's small enough to be integrated into iPhone itself. It looks bulky to carry around.

  1. aristotles

    Grizzled Veteran

    Joined: Jul 2004

    +11

    Receipt printer for smartphone checkout

    This would be great for receipt to be used in conjunction with one of those credit card reader dongles.

  1. ASIMO

    Mac Elite

    Joined: May 2002

    +1

    Coupons!

    I hate having to waste printing a single coupon on an 8.5x11 sheet.

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