Sending a paper card is like trying to get you to send snail mail to your pen pal in France. The time has come for boring old paper cards to be replaced with "TV in a Card" — a cardboard case with a 4.3-inch LCD for sharing videos with that special someone.
When the TV in a Card is opened, the embedded screen automatically starts playing. The idea is to bring back the surprise and heartfelt sentimental value that a paper card once brought to a person. Each card has a rechargeable lithium battery that lasts about 90 minutes and can play 30 minutes worth of video. Additionally, each paper card can be customized for a specific design or purpose. The TV in a Card can even be used as a digital brochure for selling wares.
TV in a Card available from http://www.tvinacard.co.uk/ is the ultimate way to showcase your company with a real WOW factor. Send out these cards to your high value customers and when they open them, instead of, as expected, seeing some text and pictures, a video starts playing. Self contained, no computer needed, no mains lead, nothing. Just your message. Customers will want to watch.
The brainchild of Russell Lawley-Gibbs and Robert Green, a standard TV in a Card folder has A4 (297 x 210 mm / 11.7 x 8.3 inches) dimensions and opening the cover reveals a 4.3-inch, 320 x 240 resolution, 16:9 aspect LCD display powered by a custom board with built-in storage for about 30 minutes of video footage. There's an included speaker and headphone jack, and the Li-ion battery lasts about 1.5 hours before needing to be charged via the included USB port.
If required, battery capacity can be increased to up to 7.5 hours and onboard storage boosted up to 2GB – which is said to be enough for 4.5 hours of video. Customers can opt to have the video auto-start when the card is opened or manual control buttons can be positioned under the display (or elsewhere, if desired). Available controls include a power on/off switch, volume control, program/episode selection, play/pause, and fast forward/rewind.