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Issue Date: Vol. 54, No. 9, September 2014, Posted On: 8/13/2014


New Paper USB Drive Could Have Flat Vending Potential


Hank Schlesinger
swag@earthlink.net
TAGS: vending, bulk vending, flat vending, USB paper technology, swivelCard, novelty

A new paper technology might hold potential for bulk vending's "flat" category. The recently introduced swivelCard provides business cards -- and presumably other substrates -- with the capability to act as a USB drive. The swivelCard folds to create an inexpensive USB or thumb drive that can hold data or direct traffic to a website.

The manufacturer says the cards are easily programmable and inexpensive. Promoted as smart business cards, paper-thin swivelCard technology could allow bulk vending operators to offer everything from music to access to premium websites.

The company is conducting a crowdfunding campaign at Kickstarter and hopes to begin shipments in the fall.

USB swivel card, flat vending


Topic: Bulk Vending

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