BERG Little Printer – Personalised Paper Internet Updates – The Papernet?

I don’t know about you (but I’m sure we’re a bit similar) but my morning routine usually consists of checking emails, tweets and RSS feeds on my phone whilst balancing a coffee in the other hand. How about going back to the papernet?

London-based design team BERG in collaboration with Foursquare, The Guardian, Nike, ARUP, and Google have announced ‘Berg Cloud’.

This cute, new Little Printer plans save us from drinking our phone and answering the coffee cup by way of a receipt-sized collection of personalised material that’s no longer than 10 inches in length squirted out twice daily. Paper? Really? In this digital age?

BERG’s CEO, Matt Webb, sees it as the perfect medium. He says that “paper is like a screen that never turns off. You can stick [it] to the fridge or tuck it in your wallet. You can scribble on it or tear it and give it to a friend.”

With backup from the ‘Berg Cloud’ you’ll have access to top headlines, weather reports, Sudoku puzzles, to-do lists and other bite-sized info from a whole range of topics, upcoming birthdays, word of the day, Nike+ workout reminders, and recent Foursquare check-ins are provided in paper form.

You choose the sources you want from an app on your iPhone or Android smartphone, and the data is beamed wirelessly to the thermal printer (no ink to refill) from the included Berg Cloud Bridge, which plugs into your router.

If a cute collection of paper updates doesn’t float your boat then don’t to worry — Webb says that the Berg Cloud technology that serves personalised content to the device will be expandable to form factors all the way up to video billboards.

The Little Printer will be available for purchase in 2012.

Check out the Little Printer in action:

Hello Little Printer, available 2012 from BERG on Vimeo.


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