Hardware: Printing On a Napkin
A printer the size of a mouse that can print on anything?
Sounds too good to be true? Well, er, it is — for now. But it could happen as soon as some manufacturers start putting together PrintDreams’
technology. This is what it should look like:
(Not the pen, silly.)
PrintBrush “has the length of a normal ballpoint pen while its width and height are more or less equivalent to the width of a modern mobile phone. The total volume is less than 300 c.c. and weights around 350 grams. This first version of PrintBrush? was designed to roughly fit into a shirt pocket while it still remains a clear potential for size and weight reduction in coming versions that will allow an even more comfortable fit. Internet content, SMS, pictures and other information is downloaded to the PrintBrush? from PDAs, mobile phones and laptop computers through a Bluetooth? wireless link. Then, by following the RMPT? principle, the device is hand operated by sweeping it across any type of print media, no matter its shape, size or thickness. The printout will then start to appear right behind the sweeps.”