A company in Australia in conjunction with Heritage Bank and Visa PayWave offers Suit Jackets with NFC chips embedded in the sleeve so you can pay by swiping your sleeve. It's referred to as a Power Suit. Considering tech geeks are the only people right now really interested in NFC and none of the ones I know (including me) ever wear a suit jacket unless they are going to a funeral, I can't see this as a very practical idea. Still, I'm sure some wealthy Aussies will make use of it. I'd prefer a simple unnoticeable band that would work regardless of what I'm wearing. But that's just me!
Don't you love it when large organizations finally catch up with what every day people want or often are already doing?!? There have been apps on Google Play for a while now that would allow anyone with the app to connect to your WiFi simply by tapping an NFC Tag you have programmed with the same app. Now, according to this article on NFC World the WiFi Alliance has finally realized this is a good thing and this feature can now be programmed into your WiFi device. Much like BlueTooth Tap to Pair/Connect this will allow anyone to simply tap an NFC embedded chip and connect to the WiFi without needing to enter any passwords.
LG is implementing NFC in home appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, and washers/dryers. Features allow you to manage machines remotely or in the case of a washer, download additional "modes" to the machine. LG first introduced the technology at CES earlier this year. A recent article on NFC WORLD gives a little more info about the Washing Machine NFC feature.
Is an NFC Feature something that would sway you to LG over a competitor?
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.