Maybe future generations will never miss (maybe they wont even get to know) supermarket receipts… with all that useful information we verify to check the cashier hasn’t scanned our vodka twice, or those ice-cream vouchers you get during winter printed at the back with their bar code. I will.
For nostalgics like me, Berg design studio (remember their SVK or incidental media projects?) just announced today their “Little Printer“. A mini-gadget (inkless, thermal printer) that brings you a selection of your app-managed subscriptions creating a receipt with your daily updates (headlines, image of the day, crosswords, to-do lists…).
For now they’ve partnered with Arup, foursquare, Google, the Guardian, and Nike, although before it’s launched next year we’re expecting to see a few more “publications”. No word on pricing or exact availability, what we know however is that “Little Printer” is the first of many products that Berg have planned to launch as part of their “Berg Cloud” strategy.
You see, LPrinter is just a teaser, a marketing tool to promote Berg Cloud, basically a technology that will connect all their products wirelessly (the Berg Cloud Bridge connects to your router and talks with your devices) so you can control them via your smartphone, internet and deliver content (or whichever their purpose is).
Needless to say LP has become a massive viral success in the past few hours since it was published and they’re even aiming at big businesses to use their technology, which usages would you give to the smiley box?