A company named Zuzance is seeking funding via KickStarter to produce Hoodies and an armband with NFC Tags embedded in them. Just like any NFC Tags these could be programmed to trigger events on your phone. Of course, they would only be effective when the item of clothing is being worn so I'm not sure I see the overall benefit of this unless you plan on wearing the same shirt everyday forever. But I guess you could buy three and just rotate between them. The armband is more practical but then again is also not so novel since many companies are producing NFC wrist bands and rings now. Would you invest in NFC Clothing? If so, then head over to KickStarter and contribute now! Zuzance KickStarter Link
Recently a customer contacted me because their NFC Tags were not working and after some testing they found that the Qi Wireless Charging add on they had added to the back of their phone was interfering with the NFC feature. Since I don't use Wireless charging myself, I had to do some digging, but quickly found that the answer is SOME Qi Receivers which you add to the back of the phone WILL interfere while others are specially built to NOT interfere with the NFC. So if you're wanting to add wireless charging to your S4 or other device AND use NFC Tags, be sure to purchase a wireless receiver that specifies it is built to not interfere with the NFC capability. You also might want to read reviews and opinions of others to make sure it works as advertised. And in case you're wondering, you definitely can not put an NFC sticker on your wireless charging base and have it work, though I believe there are some wireless charging bases that have NFC built into them to trigger something on your phone, which is really cool.
According to an article by NFC World, new Mini Cooper owners can opt to have an NFC Key Cap like the one pictured here with their car. It has an NTAG203 Chip built in to it so you can use it to trigger tasks on your phone. This makes it convenient to use when you're entering or exiting your car. It's great to see a company like Mini embracing NFC.
Of course, even if you aren't planning on buying a Mini anytime soon, you can always attach an AndyTags Key Chain which as the same NTAG203 chip to your current car's key fob for the same effect!
Full article on NFC World HERE.
Eric Wrye of AndyTags
Eric is the founder of AndyTags and the designer behind all of the tags available on the site. He also has an Android App Video review channel and an app or two on Google Play he created himself.