If there is one thing we all have with us all of the time, it's our driver's license. Now imagine that Driver's license having TWO NFC Chips inside of it - one would be for official use by police, government officials, and the like and would contain your identification information. The other one, however, would be open and could be programmed by you! This second one could be used to unlock your car or store your insurance information so you don't have to worry about carrying around a separate insurance card. According to NFCworld.com, France is going to start issuing these type of licenses soon. I think it's a great idea and hope the U.S. picks up on this! What do you think?
This is what NFC Technology should be doing! Get rid of keys and just use your phone to unlock your door. Letting your friends use your lake cabin for the weekend? Use TapKey on your phone to grant them access to the cabin for the weekend on their phones. TapKey could also replace hotel key cards and work access cards as well. It could be a revolutionary NFC implementation IF companies jump on board. Check out the video to learn more:
So check out the Glocon Bracelet. It has Bluetooth and NFC built in and also Multiple Colored LED's and Vibration. I'm not a fan of smart watches because why wear a big ol' watch that just duplicates the phone in my pocket and is annoying on my wrist. NFC Rings are cool, but I don't particularly like rings and the functionality is limited. But a bracelet that is cool looking, simple, and has multiple purposes - that I like!
Read the article about this cool new NFC integrating device on NFC World here: http://goo.gl/ZUnpaE
And check out the Glocon website at www.glocon.me
This is a video review of the Arkon NFC Car Mount. Holds the phone nicely. Has new sticky suction cup to hold firm. AND has an NFC Tag built into it.
One Ring to Rule Them All!
Another NFC Ring upstart, but this one geared towards one specific thing - only the bearer of the ring can unlock and use the phone! A company called Tuit has created an NFC Ring that along with their app will lock your Android phone in such a way that only if you have the ring can you unlock it. Right now, they are working on getting funding through Kickstarter. The ring looks a bit bulky for my taste - I don't even wear my wedding ring becasue it drives me crazy, but if you're a ring person, then it's definitely a cool concept. You can view the video below and check out their Kickstarter page here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/fransen/tuit
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.