This DVD Will Self Destruct
We read over at Engadget that Staples will soon be stocking Felxplay DVDs. For those who do not remember, Flexplay was a disposable DVD previously sold at places like 7-Eleven. After 48 hours the discs would destroy themselves via a chemical reaction with oxygen.
These things will retail for about $4 to $6, think of them like rentals that you won’t have to return. They are essentially just DVDs with a “kill switch”, so they will work in all devices that can read DVDs.
I’m not sure how well these things sold, but I guess they sold well enough for the studios to try releasing titles on them again. I think the price on these is way too high. They should aim for a sweet spot of $2-5 if they ever wanted these things to take off again.
For more info you can check out Flexplay’s official website