even with today’s technological advancements, one gadget that remain largely immobile is printer. while there are mobile printers in the market, they are merely shrunken examples of their desktop counterpart which are hardly considered ‘small’ (however small it is, it would be at least the wide of a piece of paper), and that’s precisely what ZUtA Labs wants to change with the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer. the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer breaks the tradition of printer; it runs along a piece of paper laying out ink when required as oppose to being fed with paper. the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer is essentially the printer head/cartridge section of your otherwise huge printer. its creator basically ripped it out and reinvent it by blessing it with a ‘brain’ (software) and a set of wheels that allows it to roam across a piece of paper. another beauty apart from its obvious portability is the device is not restricted by the size of the paper, so you can print virtually on any size paper of any gsm, which also makes jam paper a thing of the past.
the Robotic Printer is basically the Roomba of the printer world, though like a Roomba, it will need a flat surface to work on. the device’s ink cartridge can deliver 1,000 or more pages at 1.2 page per minute, while the onboard lithium polymer allows it to churn out around 60 pages per 3-hour charge. connectivity is naturally via Bluetooth. the printer measures just 10 cm (3.9 inches) height and 11.5 cm (4.5 inches) in diameter, and weighs just 300g (10.6 oz). the inner workings are encased in a glossy, black polycarbonate case with a strip of status light cutting horizontally across which makes this little guy quite an eye-pleaser. as of now, supported OSes includes Android, iOS, Linux, Mac OS X, as well as Windows – which should most of today’s bases covered. you can pre-order one today from the product’s Kickstarter campaign page for $200, but expect a pretty lengthy wait for its delivery in January 2015 – if it makes its funding goal.