Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

The Littlest Printer, for the Curator™ in Your Life

For $259, this tiny thermal printer will live on your desk and print out things like your friends' Foursquare checkins and a black and white version of the Instagram photo of the day. Seriously, coming in October: "Connected to the Web, Little Printer has wide range of sources available to check on your behalf. We call them 'publications.'" Oh do you. Superb coinage. Anyway, you know I am susceptible to the ridiculous and the handmade and even the adorable, so I wouldn't particularly mind living in an alternate universe where there are zeppelins and tiny printers on our desks that spit out news twice a day. That's CUTE. (Also, I like how it's sort of like a Tamagotchi, except I guess it doesn't die.) On the other hand, I also dislike living in our universe, where people build tech products that then collapse under the weightlessness of their potential actual applications, which they then describe as "content." However will I get reminders of my friends' birthdays? Oh, I know, I'll have a tiny printer that spews them out at me in the morning, that's DEFINITELY the most ideal way to do that. But still. [via]

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migraineheadache (#1,866)

I think it would be better if it was shaped like an animal and the paper came out its butt.

stuffisthings (#1,352)

But can I check my stocks on it?

melis (#1,854)

It turns your News Feed into a series of faxes! You'll like it, for some reason.

deepomega (#1,720)

Yeah but can it print animated gifs?

@deepomega : Yes, but you have to staple the printout to make a flipbook.

I'm not sure if I'm joking.

Cobalt (#7,571)

The only things this is lacking is a graphic of a handlebar mustache, a faux wood finish, and the terms "artisan" and "21st century digital printing press".

oldtaku (#9,009)

And for only $260? I'm getting ten!

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