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Foldable CDs

Will fold exactly into quarters (sorry if the catergory is wrong)...
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CD's should be so portable that they will fit into the skinniest jeans pocket. Unfortunately CD's are huge and round and bulgy and will not fit into any skinny jeans pockets. Unless... Unless they were able to create a hinged CD that would fit into any pocket of any size, but will still work in a CD player and CD rom. With special hinges it will go unnoticed to any machine and will easily fit into small pockets.
Psycho Moody Drama Queen, Jul 06 2006

small and shaped CDs http://www.multisha...ase/?case=hockey_01
click all of the links above the CD images to see all of the shapes. [MoreCowbell, Jul 12 2006]

Penny disc http://www.my-opens...99-11/msg00106.html
[nihilo, Jul 12 2006]

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       for this to work, you might need a reader that moves around the cd instead of the cd moving around the reader. i suggest yo move to solid state storage instead because the presence of seams will limit data storage capacity.
tcarson, Jul 06 2006
  

       //With special hinges//   

       Can't vote for this until you can figure out some more details about these...
monojohnny, Jul 06 2006
  

       tiny tongue and groove
pigtails_and_ponies, Jul 06 2006
  

       How about just a purely flexible cd? It works with vinyl: I have one.
goatfaceKilla, Jul 06 2006
  

       CD<=Crumpled Disk, I like that, except my coffee cup won't sit straight on it
Dub, Jul 06 2006
  

       CDs contain sufficient redundancy to allow radial seams without losing data. The only problem will be skipping, especially with older players.
Aq_Bi, Jul 07 2006
  

       I like p & p's idea. kinda like a mini jigsaw cd. perhaps you could put it together in different ways to get different music.
po, Jul 07 2006
  

       Flexible cd's would be better.
Psycho Moody Drama Queen, Jul 07 2006
  

       I had some minor quibbles about the feasibility of this idea, but I hesitate to point them out to someone called Psycho Moody Drama Queen.
wagster, Jul 07 2006
  

       I've no such qualms wags - minor quibbles -ha! I'm tempted to suggest more than a little conjurey is going on here - it may even be full blown magery. Mini-disks however, are real, pocket sized and you can throw them around with abandon - plus, no unsightly creases!
zen_tom, Jul 07 2006
  

       I think that folded cds would still break if you sat on one in your skinny pocket.
xandram, Jul 07 2006
  

       I'm not mean point out your quibbles
Psycho Moody Drama Queen, Jul 07 2006
  

       It won't work. Ever. Not a chance. Not that that's ever mattered around here. Mp3's on a usb stick - that's the way to go.
wagster, Jul 07 2006
  

       // I had some minor quibbles about the feasibility of this idea, but I hesitate to point them out to someone called Psycho Moody Drama Queen. // LOL!   

       For compactness, they have already made irregually shaped CDs (see link).
MoreCowbell, Jul 12 2006
  

       Forget quarters -- CDs of the future will be on pennies. [link]
nihilo, Jul 12 2006
  

       the problem with mini cds is that they are unusable in slot loading disk drives. my laptop didn't like my attempt to utilize mini disk technology.
tcarson, Jul 12 2006
  
      
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