Thursday, 7 August 2014


A Transforming USB Business Card That Shares More Than Just Your Name
A Transforming USB Business Card That Shares More Than Just Your Name
By Andrew Liszewski,
Gizmodo, 6 August 2014.

Despite countless ways for us to share information online, business cards are somehow still a popular way to pass on contact info. So instead of trying to replace them, the creators of the swivelCard simply found a way to make business cards better with a built-in USB port that lets you share everything from your resume, to a photo gallery, to a video - and not just your name, email address, and cell phone number.

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The swivelCards feature a simple folding mechanism so that when you're handing them out they're perfectly flat and easy to pocket, but when transformed they reveal a pop-up USB flash drive with enough storage to direct someone to additional online materials that you can add to, remove, or update at any time.

In order to refine and polish the back-end system for managing the smart business cards, including allowing users to keep track of where and when the cards have been used, the swivelCard creators are hoping to raise US$10,000 on Kickstarter to fund additional development.

But the cards themselves work great, that part of the system has been perfected and you can pre-order a set of 200 with a donation of US$259. However, that only gives you the option to choose one of eight different designs. If you want to completely customize the graphics on your 200 cards, that requires a donation of US$419. So the swivelCards are expensive, there's no doubt about that. But if you buy into the whole "you only get one chance to make a first impression" there's no doubt these will certainly impress. [SwivelCard]

[Source: Gizmodo.]

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