Innovative Paper Business Card Features a Foldable USB Drive for Extra Info

Considering how quickly that technology advances, it's no surprise that even our business cards are becoming more hi-tech. SwivelCard is a paper business card that has a standard design, but includes something extra: it features an embedded USB drive that folds out and directs its recipient to a specified website when plugged into the computer. Created by Spokane, Washington-based engineer Andrew DePaula, this innovative smart card adds another dimension to networking.

Each SwivelCard contains a unique ID that allows you to remotely program your destination page, and there are a lot of possibilities. You can update information, individually tailor the user's experience, or add pictures and videos. Right now, the cards have a limited amount of built-in storage (less than 1MB), but it includes analytics so you can track how your marketing is working.

You can currently preorder the SwivelCard through the creator's Kickstarter page.

SwivelCard Kickstarter page
via [Laughing Squid]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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