Portable Printer for Smartphone
droPrinter is claimed to be the world’s first smartphone printer which is probably the tiniest of the family of printers that have been invented till date.
Exclusively made for smartphone and similar mobile devices, the printer can easily print an SMS or a series of messages, maybe a grocery list or a QR code.
Zhenxun Yu, the developer of this printer, recently started a Kickstarter campaign for funding his project. As Zhenxun claimed, the Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign has generated huge buzz. Yu also explained how the printer can be connected with a smartphone.
“We have also built an app which is extremely simple and easy to use. Users can even create and print QR codes using the droPrinter app. Once a device recognises it and is allowed to pair with it, the printer will automatically start doing its job,” he said during a tech conference held in China.
droPrinter uses thermal paper instead of regular paper, which is one reason why the printer is more cost-effective than many other mobile printers, Zhenxun Yu claimed.
“Recurring cost is really low as we have used thermal paper instead of regular paper. Anything that can fit the size of the smartphone screen can be printed in seconds. We believe that the product has got some real prospect in current and future markets.”
droPrinter Kickstarter campaign has already garnered more than 15000 USD in form of contributions made by technology enthusiasts.
“It’s highly impressive how people reacted and we are overwhelmed at the response. I would like to mention that anybody making a minimum pledge of 50 USD can actually get the product for free when it is launched finally. Let’s not forget that we have kept the retail price at around 90 USD,” Zhenxun Yu said.