It's a Bird, it's a Plane, No, it's a Tiny Printer?

By Jamie Epstein October 17, 2012

Making its official debut almost a year ago, Berg’s Little Printer is leveraged by users to—yup you guessed it—print out things including custom RSS feeds, pictures, and Foursquare feeds on receipt paper.

It’s kind of interesting and even more weird looking with its creepy looking face and all, and the product is being highlighted as a “useless product” by Ricardo Bilton, writing for Venture Beat.

According to Bilton, “Berg’s happy little tale took a turn for the worse today when the company essentially killed the Little Printer’s chances by pricing it at a deal-breaking $259. So not only is the device only marginally useful, but it’s also eye-poppingly expensive. That’s a recipe for disaster.”

Although this solution can eliminate a lot of wasted paper and thus enables any company to dramatically reduce their carbon footprint, Bilton believes that it just isn’t worth the significant chunk of change it is priced at.

He added, “Simply put, the Little Printer is a $259 waste of money, paper, and brain power. And that’s why it must fail.”

Back in August, preordering began for the offering that is touted as being a “thermal printer” due to the fact that it heats up parts of thermochromic paper which then turns the parts that have warmed up black and the rest of the document stays white. This helps firms to slash expenses significantly that usually were spent on ink , which if you ever bought an ink cartridge can cost you an arm and a leg.

An additional report stated, “They are cheap to run; they’re fast, quiet, and reliable; it’s easy to replace the paper. This is why so many cash registers use them, along with shipping labelers, and undersea explorers.”

I guess we will just have to sit back and wait to see what the public thinks.




Edited by Jamie Epstein

TechZone360 Web Editor

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Verizon, Oh Verizon, Where Are You Going?

By: Doug Mohney    2/23/2017

Last June, Verizon closed a $4.4 billion deal to buy AOL. Executives said the acquisition would enable the company to layer AOL's advertising strength…

Read More

AMD: The Time For Ryzen Has Arrived

By: Rob Enderle    2/23/2017

The Ryzen part is a powerful alternative to Intel's offering, which will result in several new, more powerful, and affordable systems for those that g…

Read More

Voice 2017 - Best of Times, Worst of Times

By: Doug Mohney    2/21/2017

Voice is in a unique position these days, judging from the conversations I've had over the past six weeks during CES and ITEXPO. Available quality is …

Read More

Needed: Better Location Tech for RideShare Services

By: Doug Mohney    2/21/2017

Uber, Lyft, and other ride services have pushed the bounds of location tech to the point of frustration for end-users, both drivers and customers alik…

Read More

Human Carrying Drones May Arrive in 2017

By: Rob Enderle    2/21/2017

There are a couple really big problems that will likely make human carrying drones more of a tourist attraction than a real solution for some time, bu…

Read More