Cool gadgets are great, and obviously CES will feature lots of them. But while exploring the list of exhibitors, I found these guys: Postcards On The Run. They make an iOS/Android app that creates actual postcards that get sent to your friends, loved ones, or enemies via actual United States Postal Service mail.
Part of why I’m sure I like this is that I have a thing for postcards in general. I collect ones that I like from all the places I travel. I used to have them pasted up on my wall in a big collage. I even have a special subset collection within my collection of airport postcards. Not postcards bought at the airport, postcards that feature the airport. As in, “Greetings from SFO, wish you were here!” But I digress.
Postcards On The Run works like this:
- Take picture or select one from your gallery
- Enter a caption that gets added to the front of the card overlaying the picture
- Select recipient(s) from your address book – no need to enter addresses manually!
- Use your finger to handwrite (or type) the message that goes on the back
- It costs as low as 99 cents for the service, including postage