People with smartphones who use printer supplies to print out items from the internet may be interested in a product that could deliver news content to their homes.

Developed by London-based design studio Berg, the 'Little Printer' is an alarm clock-sized device that is intended to provide personalised information direct to an individual.

"Little Printer lives in your front room and scours the web on your behalf, assembling the content you care about into designed deliveries a couple of times a day," explained spokesman for Berg Matt Webb.

The device uses a roll of paper to produce hard copies of information sourced from the RSS feeds of partners such as the Guardian, Google and Foursquare.

Expected to go on sale next year, the Little Printer connects wirelessly to a home's router without the need to go through a PC, with a person configuring the gadget through their mobile phone.

Commenting on the system Justin Yu of CNet called it a "cute proof of concept" that could offer a simple form of the internet for people who prefer the feeling of physical paper.