All the design blogs are abuzz about this diminutive and adorable box called the Little Printer: its a tiny, compact thermal printer that connects wireless to your smartphone, so you can publish customized mini-newsletters. Better yet, while its aggregating all of the data you want, the Little Printer uses its design algorithms to lay out all the information in clean, crisp black and white.
A quick look at the website’s list of suggested functions for the Little Printer reveals that having a print version of your electronic data is really a wonderful thing– you can have customized to-do lists, your favorite puzzles, birthday reminders, and headlines, all ready at a moment’s notice. If you printed a bit of your data everyday, it could be a great log of your day-to-day to look back on!
Unfortunately, the Little Printer isn’t available for sale yet, but it’s slated to appear as a beta product in 2012, if you sign up for the mailing list. From the Little Printer website:
Use Remote on your iPhone or Android smartphone to add and manage new publications. Right on time Little Printer gathers everything it needs to prepare a neat little personalised package, printed as soon as you press the button. You can get deliveries multiple times a day, but we find once or twice works best–like your very own morning or evening newspaper.
Graphic design is at the heart of everything Little Printer delivers, making the most of connectivity and print combined. Rendered in crisp black and white these tactile publications take visual cues from traditional halftone lithography and modern pixel art, whether they’re the latest international news or this week’s gossip from friends.
That face reminds me of the friendly, pixellated face of the Mac icons from ages ago: what a cheerful object this Little Printer is! I’m really fond of those orange legs, which prop him up so well. I want one. [Via… the entire internet, really.]