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Innovation of the week: The pocket-size printer

Even printers are going mobile

Innovation of the week: The pocket-size printer

The Israeli firm Zuta Labs has designed a portable, pocket-size robotic printer that "cleverly sheds the bulk of consumer printing" by eliminating the need for clunky desktop hardware, said John Brownlee at Fast Company. The device, called the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, "is almost like a tiny Roomba that squirts ink." It relies on "intelligent software and sophisticated motors" to roam across pieces of paper, "placing ink wherever a document tells it to." Users can print from devices on Android, iOS, Windows, OS X, and Linux apps.