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Alexa-enabled sticky note printer churns out user-dictated reminders

Alexa-enabled sticky note prin...
The printer is designed to work with most Echo devices, although it's not compatible with 1st-generation Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Plus units – or with Amazon Tap
The printer is designed to work with most Echo devices, although it's not compatible with 1st-generation Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Plus units – or with Amazon Tap
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The printer measures 4.7 x 4.7 x 3.2 inches (120 x 120 x 80 mm), and should weigh about 20. 5 oz (580 g)
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The printer measures 4.7 x 4.7 x 3.2 inches (120 x 120 x 80 mm), and should weigh about 20. 5 oz (580 g)
The printer is designed to work with most Echo devices, although it's not compatible with 1st-generation Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Plus units – or with Amazon Tap
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The printer is designed to work with most Echo devices, although it's not compatible with 1st-generation Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Plus units – or with Amazon Tap

Despite the current onslaught of "smart" devices, the humble handwritten sticky-note reminder is still hanging in there. That said, Amazon is planning on giving it a high-tech makeover of its own, with the Smart Sticky Note Printer.

The device takes the form of a compact thermal printer – meaning it doesn't require any ink – which users load up with replaceable rolls of sticky-backed paper. It's wirelessly linked with an existing compatible Echo device, which has to be located no farther than 30 feet (9 m) away.

When the user thinks of something that they wish to remember to do, they just say something like "Alexa, print a note, 'Mow grass after work.'" They can also dictate a shopping list, or instruct the device to print out something such as a sudoko puzzle. The printer proceeds to do as it's been told, neatly slicing the note off of the roll just like a till receipt printer.

That note can then be stuck on a computer monitor, jammed into a pocket, or put wherever the user wishes.

The printer measures 4.7 x 4.7 x 3.2 inches (120 x 120 x 80 mm), and should weigh about 20. 5 oz (580 g)
The printer measures 4.7 x 4.7 x 3.2 inches (120 x 120 x 80 mm), and should weigh about 20. 5 oz (580 g)

The Smart Sticky Note Printer started out as an Amazon Day 1 Editions concept, in which the company presents ideas for products that will only be manufactured if they're preordered by a sufficient number of people. Because the printer did get enough support, it's slated to enter production, and should ship to backers sometime between July and September.

There's currently no word on an eventual retail price, although the preorder price was US$115.

Source: Amazon

4 comments
Smokey_Bear
This seems like an April fools joke...and yet it makes sense, and I kinda want it. lol
Daishi
I feel like it needs a Demolition Man swear machine mode that listens for swear words and prints you a fine of 1 credit for swearing. Outside of that I feel like Alexa should just map an existing networked printer for this.
D[]
I thought up something like this for schools. Having one of these on the wall next to every door or by a teachers desk would allow for teachers to quickly issue passes with minimal interruptions "Alexa, bathroom pass for John Doe". It could also be set up to kick out a pass from the office to minimize disruptions when the office needs a student to come down. "Alexa, room 304, Send Jane Doe to the nurses office". Writing hall passes for students can be disruptive. A system like this could make it easier and could monitor the numbers of times a student leaves.
Ginkoweed
I'd love to see something like this that's compatible with the google ecosystem.