As NFC-enabled devices are becoming more commonplace, people have found increasingly-creative ways to make use of this short-range communications method. Back in July, the NFC ring Kickstarter project blew past the funding goal. If you’re craving more or are into one-upmanship, then you’ll be equally excited with the Haloband.
The Haloband is one of the latest wearable tech devices to hit the scene. It features not one but three embedded NFC chips for executing commands. This takes automated smartphone control to an entirely new level.
Tapping the back of a smartphone against one of the Haloband NFC points will activate a pre-programmed action. The action can be as simple as instantly unlocking your phone or a little more involved as initiating GPS directions to get home. Either way, it saves the user from having to press a whole bunch of buttons.
The Haloband app lets users customize and program virtually anything the smartphone can do.
It looks like there are 6 commands that can be set from single-taps, double-taps, and alternating taps from two of the NFC points.
The band itself looks like a typical silicone band that is available in a variety of colors and sizes. And it’s so so affordable too. Check out the Haloband Kickstarter project to take a peek at one of the newest wearable tech devices that’s going to be coming out in 2014.