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  • The World’s smallest Card Reader is made in Estonia

    Posted on June 26th, 2015 Mr. Leo Siemann No comments

    Well, to be precise it is made in Taiwan now but once the idea came to designer Martin Lazarev back in 2009 it was made here indeed.  So as we heard it took only one designer who was fed up with his  card reader’s cable to come up whith something we know as the smallest smart card reader in the World today :)

    When Martin had made his very first prototype out of cardboard, he introduced his idea to Argo Männiste who also got excited about it. After few rounds of brainstorming Argo presented the product to his friend Arte Ermel. Then after few years of inventing and designwork the final product was settled and patented. As a local production cost was a little too high, the +ID team decided to find Chinese partners, which proved to be a mistake. Surely the cost came down, but so did the quality and the final result was unsatisfing. So they decided to find a new partner from Asia and found it from Taiwan , where +ID’s are made today. Meanwhile, between long development period copycat had appeared on the market…  Still, leaving beside all the difficulties +ID was launched on Jan, 3rd 2014 to claim its unique place amongst all smart card readers : )  Read the full story by Ronald Liive @ Kahvel.

    So, why is it useful?  Frankly for many reasons. As the World is becoming more digital day by day, we need to confirm our idendity with places like banks, schools, healthcare and many other. It is not a bad idea if one has no cable behind and can well fit into your wallet with ID and bank cards. The next thing you need to find is USB port on your laptop and you will be in your bank or database within a minute.

    Somehow it is all so natural for Estonia as the 1st e-nation with the breaking news on e-residency, which has started signing up his first members from December 2014.  The no 1 person to join with the programme was well known British journalist Edward Lucas , followed by many others. So, here we got it all in one for you now : The e-Residency and the smallest card reader in your pocket. *LS

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