12 Tech Devices That Are As Small As A Computer Chip


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The process of miniaturization has given us the modern world and the equipment we use here like computer chips, mobile phones and laptops. The field of electronics has seen a lot of progress to make more powerful processors over time. This trend is not going to vanish any time soon. Here is a list of 12 amazing tech devices which are as small as they can be.

Tiny Digital Camera

This camera can take 2-megapixel pictures with its 200mA battery. It takes about 3 hours to get charged and includes a microSD card for storage.

Intel’s Smallest Computer

Intel has gone another step further and has created a technology which can fit on a computer chip. There is a whole computer on the device. The device has 4GB RAM, 128GB flash storage, WiFi and Bluetooth in it.

Credit Card Sized Pistol

LifeCard is a foldable gun which is the size of a credit card. It weighs only 198gms. It was designed to be small and lightweight and was developed after 7 years of work. It comes equipped with a steel barrel, bolt, and trigger.

Game Boy Micro

Nintendo responded to the call for tiny computer chip when they developed Game Boy Micro. It was 5-cm wide and weighs 85 grams only. It was released in 2005.

World’s Smallest Emergency Phone Charger

Nipper is a tiny dice sized emergency phone charger. It is very portable and can even be attached to the keys. The devices use AA batteries to operate as an available source of the emergency portable device.

Ravage USB Stick

This miniature device is a USB stick and the original 80s transformer series. The USB comes in three sizes 4,8 and 16GB. It can transform into the iconic Deception Ravage.

Tiny Walkie Talkie

Even though these walkie talkies are really small but they are fully functional. They can work in a range of 30 meters and the signal was able to penetrate the walls as well.

Tiny Fingertip Speaker

There are several mini speakers but there are very few which are as small and compact as this one. It can fit on the tip of your finger and weighs only 482 grams. It was released in 2007. It can be charged using a USB cable and can work for 4 hours.

IBM’s Latest Tiny Computer Chip

IBM has recently announced its latest computer chip which is only 1mm in size. The chip has the same processing power as a 90s computer. IBM said that their chip is more powerful than an x86  chips from 1990.

Smart Sutures

The future stitches or sutures will be able to monitor the healing process of the wound. The smart sutures have been developed by researchers who developed a coating for regular threads to allow them to conduct electricity.

Tiny Thermal Microscopes

Japanese researchers have developed a micrometer wide thermometer. This device can have many important applications to explore heat transport on the micro and nano scales.

Innerspace Tiny Camera

In 2014, it was reported that a tiny camera which is only 1.5mm in diameter had been created which will be used for medical implications. The camera uses ultrasound technology to create real-time images of the inside of the human body.

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