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February 28th, 2007 at 8:29 am

Swingline to Embed RFID Tags into Next-Gen Staplers

Your low-tech stapler is about to get a huge makeover if Swingline has its way. They’re looking to embed RFID tags onto staples so that when an important (stapled) document goes missing, it’ll be able to radio its location (most likely from underneath your desk) to a nearby tracking device. Now that’s a Swingline I’d fight over.



Never Lose Another Memo
Soon, staples won’t just keep papers together—they’ll make sure you keep them, period. As RFID tags shrink in price and size, Swingline wants to embed them in staples so that lost documents can radio their location to a tracking device.

Via Popular Science


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