The Pocket Printer From Zuta Labs Is Just Ridiculously Cool
This portable robotic printer that works by traveling across the surface of a piece of paper is well on its way to reaching its US$400,000 Kickstarter target. Designed by Israel’s Zuta Labs, the device is intended to provide users with a means of printing on the go.
The Mini Mobile Robotic Printer was conceived by Zuta’s founder Tuvia Elbaum, an entrepreneur from Jerusalem. Elbaum tells Gizmag that he came up with the idea from constantly working on the go with smartphones, tablets and laptops, and wanting a way of printing without having to wait to get home or to the office.
“When I went online to look for a portable printer, I only found printers that are either too big to really carry around or too small to print on a standard A4 page,” says Elbaum. “I noticed that all the printers had to have the paper feed through the device, so I thought why not put the cartridge on a robot and let it run around by itself, and that will allow the printer to be really small and yet print on any size paper?”.