We understand there are times you need to print a document ASAP but you just can’t find a printer around you because you’re outside. Do you need to run back home to get it printed? Rush back to the office? Maybe borrow a printer from a nearby office? Well those problems could soon be solved, thanks to a Kickstarter project called the Pocket Printer.
As its name implies, this is a printer that will be small enough to fit into your pocket, meaning that you will be able to take it with you wherever you go and get stuff printed on the fly. But wait, aren’t printers usually very bulk and require you to feed it paper? That would be true for most printers, but as you can see in the image above, the Pocket Printer is anything but conventional.
The device will pack a set of omnidirectional wheels that will allow it to roll across surfaces, like paper, and with an inkjet printer head, it will help you print documents without requiring the entire printer setup. Now there are some drawbacks to convenience, which is that the Pocket Printer can only print 1.2 pages a minute which is extremely slow compared to regular printers.
It also has a resolution of 96 x 192 dpi which means it’s not exactly the sharpest printer on the market either.
The fact that the Pocket Printer also requires a rechargeable battery that is good for 1 hour of print time means that there could be inopportune moments in which the printer could die on you when it is out of battery. Its ink cartridge is also only good for 1,000 standard pages. However like we said, this is the price that you would have to pay for convenience.
After all we doubt that the Pocket Printer is meant to replace your regular desktop printer, but if you wanted something to take with you on the go, or perhaps to use at school to print out documents or presentation slides, then the Pocket Printer might be ideal. Now the folks behind the Pocket Printer are asking for a whopping $400,000 in pledges and have so far managed to raise $100,000. If you’d like to learn more or pledge your donation, hit up its Kickstarter page for the details.