StormFly is raising money on Kickstarter for an innovative new product that is best described as a PC you can wear on your wrist. An alternative to cloud computing, the creators of StormFly are calling their technology “Now Computing” and with four days to go in the campaign, StormFly has raised just over $74,000 and needs your help to make their $100,000 goal.
According to the Kickstarter campaign description, “StormFly is a super-fast storage device with an Open Source Operating System (bootable in most modern PC’s and Macs and powered by our smart-boot technology) embedded in a cool wristband. Inserted into any computer and rebooted, the computer runs directly from the Operating System that is on StormFly, allowing you to take your Operating System and critical data with you wherever you go and use it in whatever PC or Mac is available.”
Check out the Kickstarter video below to find out more.
To illustrate just how portable StormFly is, Now Computing has put together this cool video of a skydiver using the device to bring his OS with him to continue a game of Minecraft that he was playing on the plane when he lands on the ground. It’s a pretty cool video (if you can get over the fact that the guy in the video is playing Minecraft, while the music is clearly the Overworld theme from The Legend of Zelda).
Let us know what you think about StormFly in the comments below. Will you be backing this Kickstarter project?
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