Meet the Floppy Drive With Legs

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We all know that floppy drives are pretty much dead technology at this point, but that didn't stop design duo Chambers Judd from devising this clever concept. Floppy Legs is a concept-design external floppy drive with legs that extend when it comes in contact with water.

The idea behind Floppy Legs is to design a product with self-preservation in mind. Chambers Judd describes Floppy Legs as "part of the Attenborough Design Group, a fictional organisation charged with investigating the use of behaviours found in nature to defend products from threats in their everyday environment."

Whether or not we'll actually ever see such a product remains to be seen--most "ruggedized" gear is designed to take whatever life dishes out (flamethrowers included), not to get out of the way--it's an interesting concept nonetheless. Though I can't help but wonder, if such gadgets were to become self-aware, would they run away from abusive gadget owners?

Just a thought.

[Chambers Judd via Wired Gadget Lab]

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