A company has come up with the unique idea to use embedded silicone chips to turn ordinary strips of paper into disposable, functional USB drives.
According to Gizmag, the design team at intelliPaper has now patented technology that allows samll electronic components to be layered into a regular sheet of paper with USB contact points exposed.
Just rip the strip of paper from the full sheet and make a couple of folds. The thin strip of paper will then be able to be inserted into any USB port to access the files on it.
Just like any other USB drive, files can be added and removed … just depends on what the user wants.
As long as the paper and the contacts remain intact, the disposable USB drive can be used over and over.
According to TheNextWeb.com, intelliPaper can be attached to business cards, event flyer, travel brochure, or anything that you would like to transport bits of data with.
intelliPaper has set a goal of $30,000 for the funding on Indiegogo.
The intelliPaper kit also comes with a USB reader and programmer. The USB reader can be used to check the data on any of your drives without shredding it to pieces. A $20 contribution on Indiegogo will get you one of these. If you contribute higher amounts, they will throw USB business cards, greeting cards or even just colored blank cards into the mix.
intelliPaper seems like an environmentally friendly solution, especially if you regularly work with people who aren’t signed up to a cloud storage service like Dropbox or SugarSync.