I’ve seen some thin flash drives
that use USB ports for power over the years. I think the thinnest of
ever seen maybe the new intelliPaper flash drive that recently launched.
These little flash drives put the USB connectors and the storage chips in a thin piece of paper.
I think it’s impressive that they can fit NAND flash
storage and the USB contacts onto a normal piece of paper. This opens
the door for people to be able to use the little flash drives as wedding
invitations, event tickets, gift cards, and just about anything else
you can think of.
The company behind intelliPaper is seeking to
raise $300,000 to bring the product to market through Indiegogo. Through
the funding program if you pledge at least $100 you get your own USB
writer and a stack of 10 of the little paper flash drives ranging in
capacity from 8 to 32 MB. Note, that capacity is in megabytes so these
are small capacity devices.