Here's some good news for graphic designers who wouldn't mind seeing how a prototype design actually looks on paper. The Xyron Design Runner is a tiny (about the size of a computer mouse) portable printer that prints directly onto various surfaces, such as wood and fabric, making the task of jazzing up birthday cards—or, if you're so inclined, Dear John letters—and the like painless. With the Design Runner, you can print fonts, always-hilarious and relevant clip art, and intricate borders on any number worthwhile items. The printer is powered by batteries, so there's no need to fear interference from any cords laying about. It's sort of reminiscent of the old GameBoy Printer, only more useful and not a total waste of money.