dataSTICKIES – The next-gen USB flash drives

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Winner of the reddot design concept award for 2013, dataSTICKIES are the next generation of data portability. They are graphene-based flash drives that replace USB pen drives and hard disks.

Each of the dataSTICKIES can be simply peeled from the stack and stuck anywhere on the optical data transfer surface (ODTS), which is a panel that can be attached to the front surface of devices like computer screens, televisions, music systems, and so on. The special conductive adhesive that sticks the dataSTICKIES to the ODTS is the medium that transfers the data. This special low-tack, pressure-sensitive adhesive is capable of being reused without leaving marks like a repositionable note. When the dataSTICKIES are being read by the device, their edges light up.

Meet the designers and read more about the transfer mechanism that is the Optical Data Transfer Surface here.

(Photo Credit: Red Dot)

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