Want to replace your Jurassic desktop printer and replace it with a tiny robot which prints by creeping across a sheet of paper? Zuta Labs, which recently launched the Pocket Printer on Kickstarter. It’s pure magic i say! Showed it to my little nephew and he want’s it for his birthday! he is 7.
The Pocket Printer, fundamentally, is a robotic Ouija planchette containing an inkjet printer head. Place it on a piece of paper, and it will slowly roll across it with an omnidirectional wheel system, printing as it goes. Currently, it can sync with computers, and the team is working on an Android and iOS app; it’s supposed to be a printer you can take anywhere, although most people would probably just leave it on a desk in lieu of the standard box.
It has it’s limitation’s like every good things should have, The estimated print speed is about 1.2 pages per minute, compared to 10 or more pages per minute for a desktop inkjet printer, and its resolution is currently an unimpressive 96 x 192 dpi. It runs on a rechargeable battery that gives you about an hour of print time, and one cartridge is good for 1,000 standard pages; that’s not the greatest yield you’ll find for a printer, but it’s several times higher than some standard desktop inkjet cartridges. The pointed end is designed to tell you where to set it on the page.
It needs $400,000 to become a reality and start rolling on your desk, right now, it’s sitting at around $173,186 with 28 days to go.
You’ll have to pay at least $180, which makes it a bit more than an impulse buy. In addition to the Kickstarter, though, the team says it’s gotten “cooperation offers” from investors, accelerators, and Microsoft, which invited Zuta Labs to present at its Israeli Think Next conference.
So what you think ?