Business cards are so 20th century. The MingleStick from Mingle360 is a cutting-edge device for social networking that is storming trade shows and conventions across the US.

Users need only register their information when renting or setting up their Mingle360 MingleStick. To exchange information, two MingleStick users align the infrared sensors on the devices and push a button to initiate the sync.

The MingleStick means that the days of exchanging hundreds of business cards at a networking event are over. The MingleStick records the data you’ve received and makes it available for download later.

Currently, the MingleStick is mainly used in business circles, but it would also be useful in other situations where networking is essential, like family events, social gatherings, speed dating sessions, and charity events.