nendo: data clip for elecom nendo: data clip for elecom
jul 30, 2011

nendo: data clip for elecom

‘data clip’ by nendo for elecom image courtesy of elecom

japanese studio nendo has designed the ‘data clip’ a USB key in the shape of a paperclip for elecom. the small data storage device can clip to a stack of documents, business cards or just keep all your important files together. the design aims to present a new relationship between daily life and digital data.

image courtesy of elecom

the device functions as a USB as well as a clip to hold important documents together image courtesy of elecom

demonstration of use photo by hiroshi iwasaki

the various colors of ‘data clips’ photo by hiroshi iwasaki

  • I find that very strange of finding this article knowing that this concept is on my Coroflot since about six months (cf the link below)

    Http: // northtrain.coroflot.com/thomaschaume/pu blic-portfolio / 10

    I think this version is an anti-design solution:
    – the key overtakes of a stack of file and it is all that we want to avoid by putting a paper clip in the place of a plier
    – the most sensitive part of the USB key ( the electric contacts) is, besides being towards the outside, completely exposed to the possible damages

    thomas chaumé says:
  • The USB pendrivers are old.

    The present is on the air. Wireless. Only internet.

    Riccardo says:
  • l[url=http://www.itavoli.com]i[/url]ke this concept

    Demon says:
  • Thomas, it seems that Nendo had something you didnt.

    A client.

    Dan says:
  • cutesy, and could work as a marketing gimmick, but I really wonder if it would work day to day.

    Shabnam says:
  • well presented

    akshay says:
  • the elecom site says ‘this is not to be used as a clip’ – so, maybe dont use to gather ‘all your important files together’.

    Lindy-Lou Bateman says:
  • Nice and slim flash

    Bug says:
  • not a functional design as either a clip or a usb storage device.

    dkbrew55 says:
  • It used to be thermometers, then LCD clocks; now flash drives.
    Take a design classic (single material, single process, compact, easy-come-easy-go) then remove what made it great. Strip the protection away from the electrical contacts. Hmm.

    Mark Falvey says:
  • I don’t see the point of it.

    Harvey says:
  • I see what people are saying about the exposed electronics. but if that is not a problem, then I definitely see the point of it!! USBs are small enough to lose easily but awkward enough to be annoying to carry around, so something like this is brilliant. I am thinking especially of at conferences…. maybe college students too, for handing in work…

    Rita says:
  • technology getting easier for users. love it..

    Satriyo Niti Atmojo says:

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