BERG today has announced a cute Little Printer that will print you a mini news paper with your selection of news, peoples birthdays, meeting schedules, the most popular Facebook story or photo from your friends, even a daily Sudoku puzzle for you to do on the subway to work where there is no data coverage on your smartphone. To be launched in 2012, BERG has partnered with Arup, foursqaure, Google, the Guardian and Nike for content.
Video demo of the BERG Little Printer:
The blog post from Matt Webb making the announcement follows:
Hi. I’m Matt Webb from BERG, a design studio in London, UK. We specialise in product invention. Quick intro! With Bonnier, we were behind Mag+ (the first magazine platform for the iPad). And recently, with Warren Ellis and Matt Brooker, we published SVK, a comic printed in invisible ink.
For the past year we’ve been working on our new product — and we’re delighted and excited to be able to take the wraps off at last!
Today we’re announcing 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.
You configure Little Printer from your phone, and there’s some great content to choose from — it’s what Little Printer delivers that makes it really special. We have an incredible group of launch partners, and in the run-up to shipping we’re working with them all on custom publications.