With several more weeks to go in its crowdfunding campaign, ZUtA Labs‘ “Mini Mobile Robotic Printer” has raised $430,521 on Kickstarter. The new device is “a printer that goes where you go and prints from your phone on any size page!”
The company states, “Our printer is entirely fitted for our day to day life. It has a rechargeable battery with an on/off switch, it connects directly to smartphones and to PCs, and it allows the user to print on any size piece of paper.”
The printer activates by sliding a hatch at the bottom, which will reveal the inkject. A USB cord connection for battery charging is also at the bottom of the device. The inkjet is noted to last for 1,000 printed pages and the battery will last for over one hour per full-charge.
The mini printer comes in 2 colors, Mars black and Titanium white. All will be made of polycarbonate, which is a versatile, tough plastic that is used for a variety of applications including bulletproof windows and compact disks. It includes excellent print quality that reaches up to 96×192 dpi; Bluetooth capabilities; a battery that lasts up to 1 hour and fully-charged time of 3 hours; supports Andriod, IOS, Linux, OSX and Windows.
ZUtA Labs Ltd. started the project at the Jerusalem College of Technology. Matan Caspi and Tuvia Elbaum, who studied business and technology, created the research and development team. Other members include designer Yonni Stein; engineers Leon Rosengarten, Gilad Schnur; marketer Jack Gottesman; and mentor Reuven Ulmansky.
The company hopes that following funding it will being to create the prototypes and release the product as early as January 2015.
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